The second programme in the new season of AO WITH MOANA features Moana Maniapoto in a one-on-one interview with Aotearoa’s first wahine Māori Governor General, Dame Cindy Kiro, screening Monday 14 March at 8.00 PM.
Following the transformation of a group of 14 everyday people on a 20-week journey to their first mixed-martial arts fight, FIGHTING CHANCE premieres on Māori Television at 9.30 PM on Tuesday 1 March 2022 and Māori+ at 7.00 PM.
Making high fashion accessible mō katoa – for all – is the big promise of RAGS ARE RICHES, a six part digital series premiering on Māori+ from 7.00 PM on Monday 28 February 2022 and each subsequent day at the same time.
A powerful and deeply personal documentary – A REASON TO RHYME – will explore the relationship that Māori and Pasifika youth formed with hip hop as an alternative expression of culture and identity in Aotearoa. The one-hour film will be available to view first on MĀORI+ from 8.00 AM and then screens on Māori Television at 8.30 PM on Waitangi Day, Sunday 6 February 2022.
Nineteen Māori knights and dames get up close and personal in a new series premiering on Māori Television next week. TE NGĀKAU TAPATAHI talks to 19 legends, including Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Sir Buck Shelford, Sir Tipene O’Regan and Sir Ian Taylor.
Seven classic Christmas carols – translated and sung in Māori – will be launched by multi-award winning artist Pere Wihongi in a one-hour music and entertainment special, PERE KIRIHIMETE – CHRISTMAS IN TE REO, screening on Māori Television on Thursday 22 December 2021 at 8.00 PM.
Māori Television’s flagship sports programme, TE AO TOA, will showcase excellence in Māori sport in an hour-long special – 2021 MĀORI SPORTS AWARDS – screening tomorrow, Sunday 12 December 2021, at 5.00 PM.
And then there were two! After 13 weeks of intense and enthralling competition, it’s north against south as two teams of young Māori men and women face off in the grand finale of Māori Television’s indigenous martial arts competition, ARIKI, screening on Tuesday 7 December 2021 at 4.00 PM – on Māori Television.