Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Inspirational Māori Stories Coming To Māori Television

Māori Television’s new series, TE ITI KAHURANGI – THE JOURNEY TO SUCCESS, provides fresh and intimate profiles of Māori success across sport, business, the arts and health.

Starting on Monday, February 24 at 8.00pm, the 13-part series features three individuals or groups in every episode, from well-known Māori musicians, aspiring fashion designers and community leaders to PhD students, celebrity chefs and budding entrepreneurs.

Producer Lara Northcroft, of Velvet Stone Media Ltd, says the show gives a good, rounded look into the lives of different people and showcases the stories that we don’t often hear about.

“Everybody has an amazing dad or an amazing aunty that has a story to tell… and we really want to acknowledge the talent in our communities.

“As Māori we look at success differently, it’s not just about how much you earn, it is about how we look after ourselves, our whānau, hapū and iwi.”

In the series we meet Mihikore Owen, wfaho after a successful 16 years as a police officer decided to upskill herself and with another two years of training she finally became a fully-fledged detective.

Her story doesn’t end there however, and after breaking her neck and being recently diagnosed and treated for cancer Mihi now has a new take on the important things in life.


In the first episode of TE ITI KAHURANGI – THE JOURNEY TO SUCCESS on February 24 at 8.00pm we visit Ria Hall, who has been making waves on the mainstream music scene since her performance at the opening of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Since then, the singer/songwriter has been riding the wave of success going on to win both a Māori Music Award and a NZ Music Award.

The first episode of the show will also feature make-up designer Phoenix Renata of Phoenix Cosmetics and portrait photographers Taaniko and Vienna Nordstrom of Soldier Portraits Road, who launched their vintage-style portraits at the Kawhia KaiFest in early 2013, and had no idea they had hit upon a winning business idea.

Tune in to TE ITI KAHURANGI on Mondays at 8.00pm from February 24 for positive success stories that extend beyond financial wealth and societal expectations.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Mana Māori: Kawenata Unites Kaupapa Māori Parties

The Māori Party and Mana Party have signed a historic agreement today to unite Māori politically.

Māori Party president Tukoroirangi Morgan said the kawenata or agreement was a huge step forward for Māori in the lead up to the general elections.

"Today is an important day for the Māori nation because today is when the country's only two kaupapa Māori political parties unite to work tactically together in the best interests of our people," says Mr Morgan. More>>

ALSO:

.

 
 

Immigration: Short Reprieve For Nine Indian Students

A temporary hold on deportations of nine Indian students is a step in the right direction but the Government urgently needs to implement safeguards to stop further injustices to more international students, the Green Party says. More>>

EARLIER:

Welfare: WINZ Breaching Privacy Laws With WINZ Vetting Rules

E tū, the union for security guards, says WINZ may be breaching privacy laws with its new screening process for people visiting WINZ offices. The vetting requires WINZ security guards to check photo ID and whether visitors to WINZ offices have an appointment.More>>

ALSO:

Turnbull Visit: Leaders’ Talks Cement Trade Relations, Science Agreement

Mr English met with Prime Minister Turnbull in Queenstown today to discuss common approaches to bilateral and international issues, including trade and science and innovation. Mr English also thanked Mr Turnbull for Australia’s offer of support for those fighting the fires on the Port Hills in Christchurch. More>>

ALSO:

Youth Guarantee: Upskilling Fund Used For Retraining

News that one in five of the people enrolling in Youth Guarantee already hold qualifications at the level they’re enrolling in highlights the failure of the scheme to reach the disengaged young people it was set up to assist, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins. More>>

ALSO:

Port Hills Fire: Midday Update, Monday 20 February

• 9 homes destroyed
• 2 homes with partial damage. Damage includes things like cracked windows, heat damage.
• 3 properties with damage to other external structures e.g sheds or outbuildings More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On What Trump May Mean For Us

So far not much effort has been put into tracing the possible implications for New Zealand of the stream of executive orders and tweets that have been pouring from the Oval Office. Unfortunately, we may not simply be drive-by rubberneckers at this car wreck for much longer. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news