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RNZ Interview: Mai Time - Stacey Morrison & Tainui Stephens

Interview – 2022

In 1995, five young talented Māori became the front people for a new show called Mai Time. For the first time on New Zealand television, the show put Māori rangitahi front and centre with a mix of entertainment, comedy, music and te reo Māori. Stacey Morrison (née Daniels) was one of the show's first hosts and Tainui Stephens came up with the concept. They both join Jesse Mulligan to talk about their memories of the groundbreaking show, and the platform it gave to young Māori talent.

This audio interview was recorded for RNZ National's NZ Screen History series, which aired in 2021 as part of Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan. The content is copyright to RNZ, and may not be reproduced from NZ On Screen.