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Haunui Royal

Director, Executive [Ngāti Whanaunga, Ngāti Tamatērā, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, Ngāti Hine, Nga Puhi ki Te Tai Tokerau]

For more than 20 years, Haunui Royal has been driven by the desire to be part of a vibrant Māori voice in broadcasting. The director turned executive got his break at TVNZ in 1988, before directing everything from a long line of documentaries (The Truth about Māori), to entertainment (Havoc and Newsboy's Sellout Tour). Later he spent seven years as General Manager of Programming at Māori Television.

When I left high school the Springbok tour was on and Māori land protests were ongoing. It was a very heightened political time. I saw film and television as a tool I could use to engage people in discussion, explore social injustice and express the alternative Māori world view. Haunui Royal

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Hautoa Mā! The Rise of Māori Cinema

2016, Network Executive - Television

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Through the Lens - The First 10 Years of Māori Television

2014, Subject, Network Executive - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 1 - From One Channel to One Hundred

2010, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 3 - Let Us Entertain You

2010, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 7 - Taonga TV

2010, Subject - Television

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Lost in Translation 3 - The Waitangi Sheet (episode three)

2009, Director - Television

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Lost in Translation 5 - The Bay of Plenty Sheet (episode five)

2009, Director - Television

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Lost in Translation 6 - The Tauranga Sheet (episode six)

2009, Director - Television

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Lost in Translation 2 - Te Tiriti o Waitangi (episode two)

2009, Director - Television

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Nesian Mystik - For the People

2005, Subject - Television

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The Truth about Māori

2000, Director, Interviewer - Television

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Havoc and Newsboy’s Sell-Out Tour 2 - Suck Out the Venom

2000, Director - Television

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Tale of the Fish

1999, Narrator, Director - Television

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Ōtara - Defying the Odds

1998, Director - Television

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Beth's World

1997, Director - Television

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Who's Killing the Kiwi?

1997, Director - Television

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Fresh-up in the Deep End

1997, Director - Television

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You and Me

1993 - 1994, Director - Television

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The Edge

1994, Director - Television

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The Neville Brothers - Keepers of the Flame

1992, Director, Writer - Television

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Short Sportz - 1991 'Best Of'

1991, Director - Television

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CV

1989, Director - Television

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CV - U2 Live at Lancaster Park, Christchurch 1989

1989, Director - Television

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Weekend

1988, Field Director - Television

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What Now?

1990 - 1992, Director - Television