The Fabulous Story Of The Mummified Maori Head

The Rouen Museum has just returned a severed Maori head, which has been in its collections for 150 years, to New Zealand’s Te Papa Institute. This film reveals the story of how such heads ended up in European museums, and the Maori people’s efforts to […]

Crime Down Under: Undercover

What is the price of living a lie? Undercover, a three part documentary series, explores the human cost of the controversial New Zealand Police Undercover Programme, as told by former agents. In Episode One, Going Under, the official undercover programme is launched in the 1970s, […]

NZ Wars: Stories of Waitara

“NZ Wars: Stories of Waitara” combines oral histories, state of the art animations and powerful dramatic re-enactments to bring to life the narratives of Te Ātiawa in their epic battle against the military might of the British Empire.

How Mr and Mrs Gock Saved the Kumera

When New Zealand gave two young Chinese refugees citizenship in the 1940’s they found an unlikely way to return the gift – by saving the almighty kumara. Director: Felicity Morgan-Rhind, Producer: Arani Cuthbert Loading Docs is a series of incredible 3-minute documentaries from New Zealand. […]

The Barter Barber

An intrepid barber confronts his own mental health challenges when he travels the country on a mission to get men talking.  After losing four friends to suicide, crisis trained barber Sam Dowdall embarks on a road trip to change the current landscape of men’s mental […]

Table for one

Against all odds, an ageing table tennis icon sacrifices it all for one last shot at Olympic greatness. In her final bid for gold, New Zealand’s Chunli Li, faces the lonely road of isolation and self-funding in sport, unveiling the reality of her tireless commitment […]

Bryan Bruce Interview Nicky Hager

After a two years a government inquiry has agreed the allegations of wrong doing by the New Zealand SAS at an incident in Afghanistan we justified.Bryan Bruce talks with investigative journalist Nicky Hager about what was a stake for himself and our country.

He Hekenga Tuhura

Just weeks before his passing, Sir Hector Busby discusses a legacy of celestial navigation and waka carving, considering who will carry the knowledge after he’s gone. Revered Polynesian navigator, Sir Hector Busby, passed away earlier this year. During his final days ‘Sir Hec’ reflects on […]

Siouxsie & The Virus

A science superhero with pink hair wages war on COVID-19 to convince an entire nation to lockdown. With time running out to fight the oncoming pandemic, an unconventional expert delivers vital information to a panicked public. Go behind-the-scenes as Dr Siouxsie Wiles faces a growing […]