THE GAME CHEF

Genre: Food

Series: 10 x 30 mins

Not for the faint of heart! In this brand new cooking series, successful restaurateur Angelo Georgalli hunts down and prepares his next meal.
Set amongst the epic natural beauty of New Zealand’s Wanaka and Queenstown regions. Whilst this is a not a hunting show per say the Game Chef provides an insight into the ancient hunting technique of archery by following Angelo on the journey to shoot game using a bow and arrow. He then works his magic as a chef, and demonstrates how to cook his catch using recipes that are simple and creative. The stark beauty of Angelo’s hunting methods and the sumptuousness of his surroundings make this series a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach.

Angelo Georgalli is an engaging character with broad appeal. His background of Greek, Italian and English invites confidence in his ability to mix different culinary styles, while his enthusiasm for fresh New Zealand produce and game is infectious.

The Game Chef is an important addition to television’s cooking and food genre. It is informative and entertaining, while gently probing us to think about our place in the natural world. And all shot in some of the most breath-taking scenery on the planet!

TE MATATINI

Genre: Competition

Series: 3 x 11.5 hours LIVE

1 x 6 hours LIVE
45 x 30 min

Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival happens every two years, the top kapa haka teams from New Zealand and Australia compete for the honour of being crowned the best of the best.  Audiences witness the best kapa haka in the world.  The festival started in 1972 and is now the world’s largest competition of Māori traditional performing arts, attracting over 30,000 performers, supporters and visitors from all over the globe. 

The 2015 competition was in Christchurch, New Zealand and broadcast live to a global audience over four days.  45 groups are split into three pools, Te Ihu, Te Haumi and Te Kei - the three teams with the highest combined marks from each pool will compete in the competition finals. The nine finalists are then judged afresh to determine the new Toa Whakaihuwaka - overall agreggate winner.

Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival is a premiere cultural event in New Zealand and the world’s largest celebration of Māori traditional performing arts.  

Happy Hour

Genre: Entertainment, Comedy, Variety Series

Series: 8 x 60 mins

Available as a format

Happy Hour is a light entertainment show combining variety performance, guest interviews, satire, and comedy sketches.

Shot in front of a live studio audience, this new series is hosted by celebrated New Zealand actors Temuera Morrison (Once Were Warriors)and Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider and Game of Thrones) along side alternative radio-host Thane Kirby. The multi-talented Modern Maori Quartet (Francis Kora, Maaka Pohatu, James Tito and Matariki Whatarau) are the in-house band, providing glorious vocal accompaniment to Morrison, as well as injecting some fresh flavour into Kiwi song classics and delivering their own soulful spin on international hits.

Appearing with Morrison and the Modern Maori Quartet in the comedy sketches are seasoned performers Cohen Holloway and Miriama McDowell; have a giggle as they lead you through the world of New Zealand soap operas, reprise Morrison’s worst auditions, and introduce you to the nation’s most hopeless gang. Happy Hour is a series with a unique Kiwi comedic twist that has something for everyone.

MARAE

Genre: Current Affairs

Series: 42 x 30 mins

 

Marae is a weekly Maori current affairs show on Television New Zealand’s TV One.  The program airs Sundays at 10:00am NZDT and is a bi-lingual show from a unique Māori world view for all New Zealanders.