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Hori Ahipene

Actor

The versatile Hori Ahipene became a New Zealand comedy fixture in the 1990s after playing a Samoan matriarch on Skitz and The Semisis, a DJ in pioneering bilingual sitcom Radio Wha Waho, and his work directing for a run of sketch shows. The Toi Whakaari graduate went on to co-star with Te Radar on offbeat sitcom and chat show B&B, then took on dual roles for kapa haka comedy The Ring Inz

For a long time, I was the Māori in Pākehā productions. In Ring Inz, I'm a Māori in a Māori production that reflects a Māori world in the Māori language, that's accessible for all — it's not exclusive, and it's a joy to be part of. Hori Ahipene on acting in 2017 series The Ring Inz, in an interview for 2019 TV series Funny As: The Story of NZ Comedy

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Interview

Hori Ahipene: Queen of the screen...

Interview, 2009

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Interview

ScreenTalk Short: Hori Ahipene

Interview, 2018

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Interview

Hori Ahipene - Funny As Interview

Interview, 2019

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Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy

2019, Subject - Television

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Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy (series promo)

2019, Subject - Television

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The World in Your Window

2017, Casting Director, As: Hori - Short Film

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The Ring Inz

2017 - 2019, As: Teepz / Aunty Mavis, Casting - Television

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The Ring Inz - First Episode

2017, As: Teepz / Aunty Mavis, Casting - Television

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Born to Dance

2015, Casting - Film

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Tits on a Bull

2015, Casting - Short Film

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What Really Happened - Waitangi

2011, As: Tohunga - Television

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Ride with the Devil - 1, First Episode

2007, As: Cellphone salesman - Television

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Frontseat - Who Can Play Māori

2006, Subject - Television

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Perfect Creature

2006, As: Parishioner - Film

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Maddigan's Quest

2005, As: Tane - Television

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Maddigan's Quest - First Episode

2005, As: Tane - Television

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Outrageous Fortune

2009 - 2010, As: Angel - Television

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Kōrero Mai

2004 - ongoing, Director - Television

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Mataku

2002 - 2004, As: Various roles - Television

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Mercy Peak

2001 - 2003, As: Jimmy - Television

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The Truth about Māori

2000, Subject - Television

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Jubilee

2000, As: Potu Williams - Film

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1998 Hero Parade

1998, Presenter - Television

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Skitz - 'Best Of' Excerpts

1997, Director, As: Various roles - Television

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Telly Laughs

1996 - 1998, Director, As: Various roles - Television

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Telly Laughs - Greatest Hits

1996, Director, As: Various roles - Television

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The Semisis

1996 - 1997, As: Sia - Television

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The Semisis - First Episode

1996, As: Sia (Mum), Story - Television

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Skitz

1993 - 1997, Director, As: Various roles - Television

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Radio Wha Waho

1993, As: Hemana - Television

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Radio Wha Waho - First Episode

1993, As: Hemana - Television

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The Piano

1993, As: Mutu - Film

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Away Laughing - Series Two, Episode One

1992, As: Bazza, Hori, various roles - Television

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Shortland Street - Highlights from the first 15 years

1999, As: Eddie Heka - Television

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Away Laughing

1991 - 1992, As: Various roles - Television

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Away Laughing - First Episode

1991, As: Hori, various roles - Television

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Te Rua

1991, As: Saul - Film

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Undercover

1991, As: George - Television