Taha Tauiwi

Reconnecting Māori whānau from around the country with their ‘other side’ or ancestors from abroad. For more than 200 years migrants from many countries have made their way to Aotearoa, establishing families with local Māori. Available On Demand.

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Taha Tauiwi, Series 1 Episode 1

Peter Lucas Jones, General Manager of media company Hiku o Te Ika, has always been fascinated by his multi-cultural background.  Peter travels to the United Kingdom to the tiny village of Meifod, Montgomeryshire in Wales. 

Taha Tauiwi, Series 1 Episode 2

Poutoa Papali'i is studying Engineering at AUT.  Papali’l is a Title that was bestowed on their tupuna Vai’nuipō a Maliatoa who was the first to welcome Christianity to Samoa.  The village of Sapapali’i is on the island of Savai’i.  For Poutoa this is an opportunity to reconnect with his Samoan fanau and the village that they originate from.  

Taha Tauiwi, Series 1 Episode 3

Rongomaianiwania Milroy (Niwa) breakfast host for Radio Tainui was raised in a Māori world but had wondered about her “Milroy” side.  Tracing that side of her family back to the Isle of Man was both intriguing and dsiquieting.  This journey would hopefully answer many questions for the Milroy family in Aotearoa.

Taha Tauiwi, Series 1 Episode 4

Teanau Tuiono is a consultant for the Ministry of Education, stood for the Green Party in Manurewa in the recent elections and is a passionate advocate of Pacific Island education.  For Teanau this is an opportunity to reconnect to his family in Atiu that he hasn’t been in touch with for most of his adult life and to a lifestyle he had long forgotten.

Taha Tauiwi, Series 1 Episode 5

Taiarahia Melbourne teacher and Phd student has always had a passion for whakapapa but the concentration has always been on his Māori genealogy. In this episode Taiarahia accompanied traces his ancestor home to Manchester England and uncovers a fascinating past.

Taha Tauiwi, Series 1 Episode 6

Anahera Uruamo -Taiaki and her siblings have always known and respected their Rarotongan heritage. Anahera had never been to Rarotonga but was keen and curious about reconnecting with her whānau there.

Taha Tauiwi, Series 1 Episode 7

Tapairu Teokotai 20 years old is the middle child of Eric & Monica (Te Arawa, Ngāti Raukawa) Teokotai.  Tapairu attended Te Kura Māori o Ngātapuwae and is training in Education at Auckland University and she is working part-time.  

Taha Tauiwi, Series 1 Episode 8

This series reconnects Māori whānau from around the country with their ‘other side’ or foreign ancestors. Over more than 200 years foreigners from many countries have migrated to Aotearoa, hooked up with Māori and had families.