Matariki Festival 2016 Highlights

Matariki Festival 2016 Highlights

Watch the highlights of this year’s Matariki Festival at Te Papa and hear about what makes Matariki a special time for those who helped celebrate at Te Papa.

Flax Weaving

Flax Weaving

Watch this documentary on Maori flax weaving. Flax was used to weave baskets, containers and mats from the leaves as well as a wide range of items. The video was presented by Waka Huia TVNZ.

Discovering Maori Culture With GoPro HD

Discovering Maori Culture With GoPro HD

Rodrigo’s HDTV takes his GoPro HD around New Zealand to discover the amazing sights and see what the Maori culture is all about. Follow Rodrigo through Auckland, Piha, Rotorua, Te Puia, and more.

This is Piki: Behind the scenes to new Māori drama series

This is Piki: Behind the scenes to new Māori drama series

Take a look at s new Māori drama series ‘This is Piki’ currently being filmed in Rotorua. Kereama Wright went behind the scenes to ‘This is Piki’ and met some of the cast and crew. Video by Te Karere TVNZ.

Kapa Haka At Te Papa Museum

Kapa Haka At Te Papa Museum

Watch this great Kapa Haka performance by Whitireia Performing Arts at Te Papa museum in Wellington, as they welcome international students coming to Wellington, New Zealand.

Royal Visit New Zealand

Royal Visit New Zealand

Have a little sneak peak of the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall as they visit Turangawaewae marae on day on five of the royal visit to New Zealand.

Te Kahautu Maxwell Profile

Te Kahautu Maxwell Profile

Te Kahautu Maxwell is an extraordinary person, an academic, a stalwart of the Ringatu faith and a haka exponent, who grew up in Opotiki under the teachings of his elders.

Japanese Tertiary Student Embraces Maori Language

Japanese Tertiary Student Embraces Maori Language

Te Karere TVNZ presents a video about an enthused Japanese student who has the passion for the Maori language at Victoria University in Wellington. She spoke with Kereama Wright.

Tales from the mythologies of Creation, Maui and Aoraki

Tales from the mythologies of Creation, Maui and Aoraki

Take a look at an animation about the story of Maui and Aoraki by Animation Research Ltd, which screened daily in the ‘Waka Maori’ pavilion (Auckland, New Zealand) during the 2011 Rugby World Cup.  Voiceover by George Henare and script written by …

Behind the scenes of Te Reo SpongeBob

Behind the scenes of Te Reo SpongeBob

Take a look at the behind the scenes of Nickelodeon’s famous childrens cartoon series, Sponge Bob Squarepants in Te Reo Maori. Find out the people who are making the cartoons alive in New Zealand and why it is so important …

Waka Huia – Part 2

Waka Huia – Part 2

Take a look at part 2 of 2 video documentary about maori weapons on ‘Waka Huia’ featured on TVNZ. In this episode of Waka Huia, Maori weapons are seen through Maori performing arts, war, films and photos

Waka Huia – Part 1

Waka Huia – Part 1

Take a look at part 1 of 2 video documentary about maori weapons on ‘Waka Huia’ featured on TVNZ. In this episode of Waka Huia, Maori weapons are seen through Maori performing arts, war, films and photos.

Maori Haka and Weapons

Maori Haka and Weapons

Watch this video of a passionate Haka inspired by tradition. Produced by Tu Ake, a designer company which combines maori traditions with todays trends to create unique range of apparel, footwear and accessories, in order to bring the mystic world …

How Maui found his Mother – By Peter Gossage

How Maui found his Mother – By Peter Gossage

Discover one of many Maori tales about How Maui found his Mother. Here is an animated version of the beautifully written and illustrated book by Peter Gossage and animated by Shane Mason.

Maori Culture

Maori Culture

100% Pure New Zealand presents a video about experiencing New Zealand’s indigenous M?ori culture and the variety of tourists who come to Aotearoa to learn and be a part of the culture. M?oritanga or M?ori culture has a defining influence …

Hokitika – Pounamu, NZ Jade

Hokitika – Pounamu, NZ Jade

This video takes you into the heart of Hokitika on the West Coast of New Zealand, the birthplace of Pounamu, New Zealand jade. Pounamu was prized for its strength, durability and beauty and used for weapons, tools, personal ornaments and …

Modern Maori Quartet – War Medley

Modern Maori Quartet – War Medley

Let your feet tap and your hips sway to the voices of the Modern Maori Quartet singing on New Zealand’s morning programme, Good Morning. The Modern Maori Quartet is made up of: Maaka Pohatu, Matariki Whatarau, James Tito and Matu …

Te Arohanui Maori Concert Party – 1963

Te Arohanui Maori Concert Party – 1963

Take a look at this amazing footage of the Te Arohanui Maori Concert Party on The Danny Kaye Show shown in 1963. The Danny Kaye Show is an American variety show hosted by Danny Kaye that aired on CBS from …

How Maui Slowed The Sun

How Maui Slowed The Sun

Tales of Maui have been told by the Maori for thousands of years. Here is an animated version of the beautifully written and illustrated ‘How Maui slowed the Sun’ by Peter Gossage and animated by Shane Mason.

Tales From Te Papa – Carved in Skin

Tales From Te Papa – Carved in Skin

What does the moko represent and does it mean? Mark Kopua explains the significance of facial moko and provides a bit of history about the Maori tradition. Tales from Te Papa is a series of mini-documentaries showcasing the exciting and …

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa: ‘Hine E Hine’ & ‘Tahi Nei Taru Kino’

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa: ‘Hine E Hine’ & ‘Tahi Nei Taru Kino’

Listen to Dame Kiri Te Kanawa’s beautiful voice as she performs Hine E Hine & Tahi Nei Taru Kino in London 1985. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has had a highly successful international opera career and has been acclaimed as one …

Dances of Life (Maori excerpt)

Dances of Life (Maori excerpt)

Watch this excerpt from the 55 min documentary Dances of Life, shot for PBS. The documentary looks at the  dances and songs that express Pacific Islanders’ origins, struggles and their journeys.

Maori Tale of Creation in Sand – Tihore Mai te Rangi

Maori Tale of Creation in Sand – Tihore Mai te Rangi

Watch this beautiful video which tells the emotional story of how Tane separated his parents. He clothed his mother in greenery and his father in sky, then as Tane’s father mourned for his wife his tears became lakes and rivers…

Waka Honouring Prince Charles’ Birthday

Waka Honouring Prince Charles’ Birthday

Wellington maori perform a waka ceremony in honour of Prince Charles’ 64th birthday.

Deborah Wai Kapohe: Pokarekare Ana

Deborah Wai Kapohe: Pokarekare Ana

Deborah Wai Kapohe performs Pokarekare Ana.

Pokarekare Ana

Pokarekare Ana

A beautiful rendition of the much loved song, Pokarekare Ana.

Te Tokerau Kapa Haka Regionals

Te Tokerau Kapa Haka Regionals

The winning teams from the Tai Tokerau Kapa Haka regionals 2011.

Fire Poi Performance

Fire Poi Performance

Teague Hopkins performs with his fire poi in Christchurch.

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa: Tarakihi

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa: Tarakihi

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa performs Tarakihi.

Interview With Dr. Pita Sharples

Interview With Dr. Pita Sharples

An interview with Dr. Pita Sharples in the lead up to the 2008 election.

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa: Pokarekare Ana

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa: Pokarekare Ana

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa performs Pokakare Ana during the New Zealand millenium celebrations.

Dances of Life: Maori Excerpt

Dances of Life: Maori Excerpt

An excerpt on Maori culture from the PBS documentary, Dances of Life.

Pokarekare Ana – Acapella

Pokarekare Ana – Acapella

A beautiful acapella rendition of Pokarekare Ana.

Bryn Terfel & Hayley Westenra: Pokarekare Ana

Bryn Terfel & Hayley Westenra: Pokarekare Ana

Bryn Terfel and Hayley Westenra perform Pokarekare Ana.

New Zealand National Anthem in Maori

New Zealand National Anthem in Maori

Take a listen to this beautiful rendition of the New Zealand national anthem on Maori.

What a Hongi Means

What a Hongi Means

Discover what a hongi means.

Traditional Maori Waiata

Traditional Maori Waiata

A family performs a traditional Maori waiata.

Once Were Warriors: You think your fist is your weapon?

Once Were Warriors: You think your fist is your weapon?

A memorable scene from the New Zealand classic, Once Were Warriors.

The Lord’s Prayer in Maori

The Lord’s Prayer in Maori

The Lord's Prayer performed in Maori.

Traditional Maori Poi

Traditional Maori Poi

A fantastic performance by a Maori poi Kapa Haka.

Patea Maori Club: Poi E

Patea Maori Club: Poi E

Watch this video of a New Zealand classic: Poi E by the Patea Maori Club.