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Moana Maniapoto

Director, Presenter [Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Tuhourangi, Ngāti Pikiao]

Moana Maniapoto (MNZM) is a musician acclaimed for fusing traditional Māori and modern sounds (Moana and the Moahunters, Moana and the Tribe). With partner Toby Mills she has made award-winning films exploring Te Ao Māori, from cultural IP to activist Syd Jackson. Maniapoto has also appeared onscreen as a political commentator, fronted 90s kids show Yahoo, and played Doctor Aniwa Ryan on Shortland Street.

'Ahakoa he iti, he pounamu': small but precious. Our passion is to film our people telling their own stories, and to capture it with integrity. Moana Maniapoto and Toby Mills' filmmaking ambitions, as stated on their website

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All Talk with Anika Moa

2016 - 2017, Guest - Television

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Poi E: The Story of Our Song

2016, Subject - Film

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Cure Kids - Feel Inside (and stuff like that)

2012, Performer - Web

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The Russians are Coming

2011, Presenter, Producer - Television

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

2010, Subject - Television

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Style Pasifika - 2009

2009, Performer - Television

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

2009, Composer, Composer - Television

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

2009, Composer - Television

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

2009, Composer, Composer - Television

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Lost in Translation 1 - The Beginnings (episode one)

2009, Composer, Composer - Television

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

2009, Composer, Composer - Television

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Lost in Translation 4 - The Manukau-Kawhia Sheet (episode four)

2009, Camera - Television

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The Island

2008, Director, Producer - Television

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Guarding the Family Silver

2005, Director, Presenter, Composer - Television

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Making Music - Moana Maniapoto

2005, Subject - Short Film

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Syd Jackson: Life and Times of a Fully Fledged Activist

2003, Co-Director, Researcher - Television

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He Tohunga Whakairo

2002, Researcher, Director - Television

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Ngā Morehu - End of An Era (First Episode)

2000, Director, Researcher - Television

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Once a Convent Girl

1995, Subject - Television

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Shortland Street

1993-94, As: Dr Aniwa Ryan - Television

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The Ralston Group

1991 - 1994, Commentator - Television

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When the Haka Became Boogie

1990, Subject - Television

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When the Haka Became Boogie - The Singers (Episode Five)

1990, Subject - Television