Tainui Stephens

Producer, Director, Presenter [Te Rarawa]

Tainui Stephens is a Kiwi screen taonga. Since joining Koha as a reporter in 1984, he has brought many Māori stories to television, and worked on everything from Marae to Māori Television's version of It's in the Bag. Among the notable documentaries he has directed are Māori Battalion doco March to Victory and award-winning show The New Zealand Wars. He was a producer on Vincent Ward film Rain of the Children.

...for Māori New Zealanders to use their language to express their thoughts and pedigree is not a matter of idealism, it's a way of making our lives better; it's a way of enshrining a better future for our kids. Tainui Stephens on the importance of Māori broadcasting, Onfilm, November 2003

Interview

Tainui Stephens: Foremost Māori broadcaster...

Interview, 2009

NZ On Air 30th Birthday - Billy T James

2019, Subject - Web

NZ On Air 30th Birthday - The New Zealand Wars

2019, Director - The NZ Wars - Web

My Party Song

2018, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

My Party Song - First Episode

2017, Producer, Co-Director, Writer - Television

The Dead Lands

2014, Co-Producer - Film

It's in the Bag - Masterton (Series Five, Episode 12)

2013, Outside Broadcast Director, Narrator - Television

It's in the Bag - Ohakune (Series Five, Episode Three)

2013, Outside Broadcast Director - Television

It's in the Bag - Opunake (Series Four, Episode Six)

2012, Outside Broadcast Director, Narrator - Television

It's in the Bag - Waimamaku (Series Four, Episode Four)

2012, Outside Broadcast Director, Narrator - Television

50 Years of New Zealand Television: 7 - Taonga TV

2010, Director, Narrator - Television

It's in the Bag (Māori Television)

2011 - 2013, Director, Executive Producer - Television

Barry Barclay: The Camera on the Shore

2009, Subject - Film

The Strength of Water

2009, Associate Producer - Film

Let My Whakapapa Speak

2008, Director, Writer - Television

Rain of the Children

2008, Producer - Film

Mai Time - Final Episode

2007, Subject - Television

2006 Māori Television Anzac Day Coverage - Nā Rātou, Mō Tātou

2006, Commentator - Television

Hunting Aotearoa

2005 - 2007, Executive Producer - Television

River Queen

2005, Co-Producer - Film

Monte Cassino 60 Years On

2004, Executive Producer - Television

The Last Laugh

2002, Te Kai Urungi - Television

The Hill

2002, Director - Short Film

The Sir Howard Morrison Story

2002, Kai Urungi - Television

Von Tempsky's Ghost

2002, Māori Advisor - Television

Captain's Log

2001, Kai Hautu - Television

Mai FM - It's Cool to Kōrero

1999, Presenter - Television

The Family

1999, Executive Producer - Television

The New Zealand Wars 1 - The War that Britain Lost (Episode One)

1998, Director - Television

The New Zealand Wars 2 - Kings and Empires (Episode Two)

1998, Director - Television

The New Zealand Wars 3 - The Invasion of the Waikato (Episode Three)

1998, Director - Television

The New Zealand Wars 4 - Taranaki Prophets (Episode Four)

1998, Director - Television

The New Zealand Wars 5 - The East Coast Wars (Episode Five)

1998, Director - Television

Mai Time - Bloopers 1998

1998, Executive Producer - Television

The New Zealand Wars

1998, Director - Television

Rangatira: Pita Sharples

1997, Narrator - Television

Icon in B Minor

1996, Director, Producer - Television

Mai Time

1994 - 2000, Producer, Executive Producer - Television

Marae - John O'Shea on Tangata Whenua

1993, Executive Producer - Television

Marae

1992 - 1997, Director, Producer, Executive Producer, Presenter, Reporter - Television

Māori Battalion - March to Victory

1990, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

When the Haka Became Boogie

1990, Director, Producer, Producer - Television

When the Haka Became Boogie - The Showbands (Episode Two)

1990, Director, Producer - Television

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

1990, Director, Producer - Television

Rere Ki Uta, Rere Ki Tai (The Journey)

1988, Director, Writer - Short Film

Waka Huia - First Episode

1988, Studio Director - Television

Weekend

1986 , Director - Television

Koha

1984 - 1988, Research, Director, Producer, Writer - Television

Kaleidoscope

1985, Director, Reporter - Television