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  1. Part one of three from this full length episode.

  2. Part two of three from this full length episode.

  3. Part three of three from this full length episode.

  4. The credits for this episode.

Synopsis

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.

Credits (6)

 Rau Hoskins
 Michael Bennett
 Orlando  Stewart

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 The Matariki Collection

Quotes

The series is beautifully shot local cultural history through architecture, very much the story of how the built environment helps inform who we are. 
No other television programme has done as much to educate the public or to showcase examples of Maori architecture. 
I don’t only believe it’s a good way for Māoris to live, I believe it’s a good way for everyone to live. 

Awards

2011 Aotearoa Film and Television Awards
Best Information Programme (episode one)