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


Māori Digital Show Harakore translated

Māori Digital Show Harakore translated into Chinese, Arabic and Hindi

Hikoi productions the tv production company responsible for shows such as Kai Maori and Hunting Aotearoa has translated their 100% Maori language digital show Harakore into Arabic, Chinese and Hindi subtitles.

In what may be a New Zealand first the company has taken their digital show and had it translated in the spirit of the whakatauki (maori proverb) “e ora ai te reo whiua ki te ao”. For the language to survive, share it with the world into the three languages.

The reasoning behind the translation lies in Facebook's own data.
"Globally there are 6.2million people who are interested in the Maori language, while 2million of them reside in NZ, that leaves 4 million who are currently not being catered to" says Digital Strategist Charis Oldfield "translating the episodes means those not from western countries get to experience the beauty of te reo Maori, whilst also learning about Aotearoa, hopefully when the borders open back up it will help fuel not only thier (the viewers) interest in te reo Maori, but also make them passionate about visiting and hearing our reo firsthand"

Harakore meaning innocent follows a group of women around New Zealand as they try new experiences to broaden themselves while discovering themselves.

Harakore is available on Facebook Watch and YouTube and began screening Season 2 on both platforms for Mahuru Maori (month long Maori challenge) and te wiki o te reo Maori.

© 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