Rawiri Paratene

Actor, Presenter, Writer [Ngāpuhi]

Actor, writer and director Rawiri Paratene, ONZM, first sprang into the public eye on the iconic Play School and comedy shows like Joe and Koro. In 1999 he played gangmember Mulla Rota in the sequel to Once Were Warriors, and four years later was seen around the globe as the stubborn grandfather in Whale Rider. In 2010 he won further acclaim after starring in movie The Insatiable Moon.

I still think it’s not too late for us to be bilingual. I still dream of a country that teaches Maori from five up, compulsory in all schools.[...] It might not be in my lifetime, but it might be in my great grandchildren’s lifetime. Rawiri Paratene

Interview

Rawiri Paratene: From Play School to Whale Rider...

Interview, 2010

Funny Girls - NZ Suffragette Special

2018, As: Āpirana Ngata - Television

Ngā Tamatoa: 40 Years On

2012, Presenter - Television

What Really Happened - Waitangi

2011, As: Te Kemera Kaiteke - Television

The Insatiable Moon

2010, As: Arthur - Film

50 Years of New Zealand Television: 2 - The Whole World's Watching

2010, Subject - Television

50 Years of New Zealand Television: 6 - A Sense of Identity

2010, Subject - Television

50 Years of New Zealand Television: 7 - Taonga TV

2010, Subject - Television

in beTWEEN - Politics

2010, Subject - Television

Barry Barclay: The Camera on the Shore

2009, Subject - Film

Roof Rattling

2009, Executive Producer - Short Film

The Graffiti of Mr Tupaia

2008, As: Mr Tupaia - Short Film

This is Her

2008, Executive Producer - Short Film

Kōrero Mai - Series Five, Episode One

2007, Co-Director - Television

Frontseat - Who Can Play Māori

2006, Subject - Television

Taonga

2005, Actor - Television

Intrepid Journeys - Nicaragua (Rawiri Paratene)

2005, Presenter - Television

Fracture

2004, As: Judge Broughton - Film

Kōrero Mai

2004 - ongoing, Director, Writer - Television

Behind the Scenes of Whale Rider

2003, Subject - Television

Hard Out - First Episode

2003, As: Gran Pekapeka - Television

The Last Laugh

2002, Subject - Television

Whale Rider

2002, As: Koro - Film

Love Mussel

2001, As: Matt Kutu - Television

Duggan

1999, As: Mita - Television

The Day Morris Left

1999, As: Morris - Short Film

Accidents

1999, As: Tamati - Short Film

What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

1999, As: Mulla Rota - Film

Ōtara - Defying the Odds

1998, Subject - Television

Witi Ihimaera

1997, As: Tamihana - Television

For Arts Sake - Waiora

1996, Subject - Television

A Summer Place

1995, Subject - Television

Dead Certs

1995, Writer, As: Hare - Television

Shortland Street

2001 - 2002, As: Joe Hudson - Television

Opo

1991, Writer, As: Friend of Opo - Television

More Issues

1991 - 1992, Writer, As: Various roles - Television

More Issues - A Compilation

1991, Writer, As: Various characters - Television

The Billy T James Show (sitcom) - excerpts

1990, As: Don - Television

E Tipu E Rea - Te Moemoea (The Dream)

1989, Director - Television

E Tipu e Rea - Variations on a Theme

1989, As: Storyteller, Writer - Television

Erua

1988, Writer - Television

Arriving Tuesday

1986, As: Riki, Additional script - Film

Footrot Flats

1986, As: Rangi - Film

Country GP - Tim's Commie Dad

1984, Writer - Television

Loose Enz - If the Cat Laps

1982, As: Polynesian model consumer - Television

Play School - Presenter Compilation

1980 - 1987, Presenter - Television

Joe and Koro - High Society

1977, As: Koro - Television

The Governor

1977, Actor - Television

The Governor - The Lame Seagull (Episode Five)

1977, As: Hamiora - Television

Joe and Koro

1976 - 1978, As: Koro - Television

Play School

1972 - 1990, Presenter - Television