Story: Māori and television – whakaata

Children's programmes (2nd of 3)

Māori Television’s determination to produce a full range of programmes is illustrated by its children’s programming, which includes local and international series, programmes in a mix of English and te reo Māori (the Māori language) or te reo only, and conventional broadcast and web-based programming. Programmes include Māori-language show Pūkana and Māori-language versions of Dora the explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants and Mythic warriors: guardians of the legends. Pūkoro, shown here, was a half-hour programme in te reo for children aged five and under. 

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Tainui Stephens, 'Māori and television – whakaata - Māori Television, 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 March 2023)

Story by Tainui Stephens, published 22 Oct 2014