PIRI'S RUGBY World Cup TOUR

Genre: Hunting Show

6 x 60 mins

Following on from his inaugural successful Māori television series, Piri’s Tiki Tour, former All Black and diver-hunter extraordinaire, Piri Weepu, travels five countries preparing for the 2019 Rugby Rugby World Cup to get a better sense of the tournaments cultural and social impact - while mixing his love for kai gathering.

In each country, Piri interviews rugby mad supporters who share the same passion for rugby as he does. From rugby superstars, to grassroots clubs and schools, Piri captures the heart and vibes of what rugby means to the psyche of that country. Each episode will also include his usual, hard case antics - hunting, diving and fishing with colourful local personalities that highlights our universal love for the great outdoors.

easy eats

Genre: Cooking Show

10 x 30 mins

In this ten part series, Mum of two Hera Te Kurapa creates a rustic but delicious fine dining menu the whole whānau can enjoy. From coconut Thai curry to beef cheek ragu all the way through to an easy no bake slice, Hera shows that everyone can cook restaurant quality meals with ingredients that can be found in all kiwi households.

SPIKY GOLD HUNTERS

Genre: Entertainment

6 x 60 mins

Spiky Gold Hunters follows six courageous, rough, tough, and charismatic characters as they battle the tempestuous elements of Southern New Zealand to deliver the gastronomic equivalent of diamonds to fine diners around the globe - sea urchin!

This six part one hour series is not for the faint-hearted. Nor is the environment these divers work in. Led by Skipper Dwane Herbert - Raymond, Red Dog, Dion and Storm work in one of the most rugged channels of the deep South, Foveaux straight. The strait is prone to vicious storms, big swells and ever changing weather conditions and on top of that, the divers have to overcome freezing temperatures and inherent threat of shark attacks. These real cowboys of the southern oceans take us on a wild ride both on and off the water as they look to get rich in the pursuit of Spiky Gold!

SIDEWALK KARAOKE

Genre: Game Show

52 x 30 mins

Sidewalk Karaoke is Maori Television’s Number One show of 2016!

Sidewalk Karaoke is the all-new entertainment game show that literally, hits the streets. No contrived auditions – it’s the talent show that finds YOU with the chance of winning cold hard cash.

The format is simple, in the first round, for a $100, you choose a song and sing.  If our judging Sidewalk Karaoke app deems your score high enough, the cash is yours!  Round 2 – double or nothing for $200 but this time, we choose the song!  Round 3 – there’s a $1000 up for grabs but there’s a twist; our contestants have two minutes to convince a total stranger to sing a duet with them.

Angelo's Outdoor Kitchen

Genre: Adventure Cooking

10 x 30 mins

ANGELO IS BACK!

And this time he’s taking his outdoor kitchen from the mountains to the shores of his beloved New Zealand wilderness.

Each episode showcases the vivid beauty of New Zealand’s coastline and surrounding wilderness and includes foraging for delicious native herbs and ingredients to compliment his dishes, setting up a safe and responsible camp and cooking in the great outdoors.

 

MARAE

Genre: Current Affairs

40 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. 

The Game Chef

Genre: Adventure Cooking

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. 

Brown Eye

Genre: Satire News

13 x 30 mins

Brown Eye is a satire semi-topical news show that is unadulterated, opinionated and most importantly entertaining. It is a studio based programme that will deliver a mixture of clever monologue, intelligent interviews and lead insightful panel discussions on the biggest topics impacting all of New Zealand.

Produced by Taika Waititi (who will also appear in the show) and Bailey Mackey - an award-winning duo who between them have amassed an amazing track record of communicating Maori content to large broad audiences. 

PLAY

Genre: Sports Entertainment

25 x 60 minutes

Hosted by ex-Tall Black Brendon Pongia joined each week by a panel of current and former sports stars, PLAY is a sports show with personality, wit and humour. When you want what’s hot in sport just press PLAY.

Te Matatini

Genre: Competition

92 x 30 mins

Every two years, Te Matatini organises the Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival, where top kapa haka teams from New Zealand and Australia compete for the honour of being crowned the best of the best. The festival started in 1972 and is now the world’s largest celebration of Māori traditional performing arts, attracting over 30,000 performers, supporters and visitors. For more information go to www.tematatini.co.nz

Happy Hour

Genre: Entertainment

8 x 60 mins

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. Happy Hour is a series with a unique Kiwi comedic twist that has something for everyone.