Finalist, Best Children's Programme, 2020 NZ TV Awards.
We worked with different iwi, Te Papa, and many wonderful artists and writers to create this web series. Its tales are from the rich history and mythology of Aotearoa and are based around toanga Māori.
Hūria and the Shipwreck A young woman helps save shipwrecked sailors from almost certain death.
Seized by the Cold South Wind Two sisters send fire to save their brother from freezing to death on Tongariro
Māui and the Big Catch Māui uses a magical jawbone to hook a massive fish like no other.
Te Paea and the Ghost Waka A ghostly waka is seen before Tarawera explodes and destroys the Pink and White Terraces.
The Tale of Tarakiuta and Tarakitai Jealousy and greed spark murder and revenge in this tale with a twist.
Willie Apiata and the Tough Decision In the heat of battle, a courageous soldier risks his life to save a comrade.
Tāne and the Kete of Knowledge Tāne races his jealous brother to the heavens to bring back three precious kete.
The Battle in the Swamp During a fierce battle between Māori and Pākehā, two warriors fight to the death.
Ruhia’s Life Saving Cloak A young boy’s life is unexpectedly saved by a chief’s daughter and her kaitaka.
Rata and the Children of Tane Rata learns a valuable lesson about taking care of the environment.
The Rainbow Warrior Protecting the Pacific from harm ends in tragedy at the hands of French terrorists.
Kahe’s Epic Swim With her daughter on her back, a young woman swims through the night to warn her whānau of great danger.
The Deadly Encounter of 1769 Life in Tūranganui changes forever after a deadly encounter with strange visitors.
Battle of the Birds Seabirds and land birds battle over tasty kai! Who will win?
Hēni and the Battle of Gate Pā After a famous battle, a young woman shows great compassion to her enemies.
Hinemoa and Tūtānekai A young woman defies her family to be with the man she loves.
Kupe and the Giant Wheke Kupe hunts a hungry wheke all over the Pacific and discovers Aotearoa.
How the Kiwi Lost Its Wings Tāne asks Kiwi to help save the forest - but it comes at a great price.
Produced by Te Wuruhi | Lean Dog and ProductionShed.TV