Culture

Whether it’s art, dance, theatre, comedy, song … or issues which affect a particular ethnic group … these documentaries reveal what makes people tick.

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A Flock of Students

A quirky, wildlife-documentary style look at student life in Dunedin, New Zealand’s old and characterful university city.

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As Busy as Aunty Bea

Rotorua’s ‘Tina Tuna’ – teacher, songwriter, entertainer, fundraiser, Maori warden and mother to anyone who needs her….

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Book to Box Office

A half hour documentary that explores the shadowy world where words become pictures.

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Kai

A documentary discovering the traditional foods which nourished Maori for centuries…….

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Kohanga Kids

What became of the children who went through the radical ‘total immersion’ schools, where all lessons are in the Maori language?

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My Kainga, My Castle

My Kainga, My Castle – when he went to school, entertainer Sir Howard Morrison loved the stories of English castles and knights.

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Pokarekare Ana

Who wrote this famous song – NZ’s unofficial national anthem?

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Santa's Big Day Out

‘Christmas fairy’ Stacey Daniels presents a magical mystery tour through Auckland’s much-loved Farmers’ Santa Parade as it celebrates its 55th anniversary.

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Sons for the Road

A half hour doco following a group of South Auckland actors who go to London to stage their show, The Sons of Charlie Paora, at the Royal Court Theatre.

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The Last Laugh

Some of our best comedians are Maori. Ever wondered why?

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Tivaevae

A 20 minute documentary that offers a rare glimpse into traditional Cook Island quilt making.

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Type II: The Silent Killer

Aotearoa’s biggest killer… Diabetes

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Whanau

Maori families with new babies and big dreams. Produced with Tumanako Productions. Best Maori Programme, 2002 TV Awards.

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Who Was Here Before Us

Who Was Here Before Us” – explores the controversy over who came to New Zealand first – and when.