This first episode of the the ground-breaking Māori Television series looks at the influence of the idea of 'the village' on Māori architecture. Architect Rau Hoskins is guide as he ranges from traditional designs, such as Rotorua's Whakarewarewa thermal village, to Rua Kenana's extraordinary circular meeting house — with its club and diamonds decor — built on an Urewera mountainside. Hoskins ends at 26m high Tapu Te Ranga Marae in Wellington, made from recycled car packing cases. The episode won Best Information Programme at the 2011 Aotearoa Film and TV Awards.
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Television, 2011 (Full Length Episode)
The second episode in the series
A ground-breaking series on Pākehā architecture
Television, 1998 (Excerpts)
Also features Rua Kenana’s meeting house
Film, 2008 (Trailer, Excerpts, and Extras)
Also features Rua Kenana’s village
Television, 1985 (Full Length)
More ground-breaking Māori designs
Short Film, 1954 (Full Length)
A Royal visit to Whakarewarewa Village
Television, 1987 (Full Length)
More Tuhoe stories
Television, 1983 (Full Length)
A Pākehā village design dilemma
Television, 1992 (Full Length)
A documentary on the history and preservation of marae
Short Film, 2004 (Full Length)
A Rotorua-set short film directed by Bennett
2011 Aotearoa Film and Television Awards
Best Information Programme (episode one)