Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


The Best Shows – All Day All Weekend – On Māori Television!

Bags the comfy chair and get yourself some snacks! Get ready for a binge fest of your favourite shows screening every Friday to Sunday between 10.00 AM – 3.00 PM over the next six weeks, starting Friday 3 September (Mahuru) 2021 – on MĀORI TELEVISION.

Māori Television Director of Content, Maramena Roderick said the new Omnibus series features home-made shows with strong followings across all demographics.

“We think that Aotearoa deserves a break and a chance to indulge in what makes our country special, unique as well as downright funny,” said Ms Roderick.

The television hākari (feast) begins this Friday at 10.00 AM with THE RING INZ a comedy drama about the trials and tribulations of a ‘pretty average’ haka group, Tūturu Whakamaua Kia Tina (Turuz), chasing haka competition glory.

On Friday 10 September at 10.00 AM it is the turn of ARIKI, a ground-breaking series following young fluent te reo speakers from across Aotearoa competing in the thrilling and ancient art of mau rākau.

The second week of September will also see viewers able to binge on THE PUNA, followed by a weekend of shows that include BEYOND MATARIKI, MOON TIDE FISHING and OFF THE GRID, for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori.

The month of Mahuru Māori will end as it began, on a haka theme with Haka Life and Haka at Home; before October (Whiringa-ā-nuku) launches with a marathon music weekend of 5 MINUTES OF FAME.

Our final week of Omnibus concludes with SHEAR BRO, the full series of the inspirational HOME, LAND & SEA, and a return to the whenua with the epic trilogy that is AKE AKE AKE.


3 Mahuru Friday 10.00 AM – 1.30 PM THE RING INZ Series 1

4 Mahuru Saturday 10.00 AM – 1.00 PM THE RING INZ Series 2

5 Mahuru Sunday 10.00 AM – 1.00 PM THE RING INZ Series 3

10 Mahuru Friday 10.00 AM – 1.30 PM ARIKI Series 1

11 Mahuru Saturday 10.00 AM – 1.00 PM ARIKI Series 1

12 Mahuru Sunday 10.00 AM – 1.30 PM TE PUNA

17 Mahuru Friday 10.00 AM – 12.00 PM BEYOND MATARIKI

17 Mahuru Friday 12.30 PM – 2.30 PM MOON TIDE FISHING

18 Mahuru Saturday 10.00 AM – 2.30 PM MOON TIDE FISHING

19 Mahuru Sunday 10.00 AM – 2.00 PM OFF THE GRID

24 Mahuru Friday 10.00 AM – 1.30 PM TIMOTI’S TRAVELS

25 Mahuru Saturday 10.00 AM – 1.00 PM HAKA LIFE

25 Mahuru Saturday 1.00 PM – 3.00 PM HAKA AT HOME

26 Mahuru Sunday 10.00 AM – 2.00 PM HAKA AT HOME

1 October Friday 10.00 AM – 2.30 PM LUCKY DIP

2 October Saturday 10.00 AM – 2.00 PM LUCKY DIP

3 October Sunday 10.00 AM – 2.00 PM LUCKY DIP

8 October Friday 10.00 AM – 2.30 PM SHEAR BRO

9 October Saturday 10.00 AM – 3.00 PM HOME, LAND AND SEA

10 October Sunday 10.00 AM – 1.00 PM AKE AKE AKE

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman'

The Guardian needed not one, but three reviews to do justice to Fennell's unsettling approach, which indicates exactly how ambiguous and controversial its message really is. More>>

Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

Howard Davis: The Back of the Painting

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and constructive methodology. More>>

Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>

Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>

Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland