Series

He Paki Taonga i a Māui

Television, 2019

While working at museum Te Papa Tongarewa, writer David Brechin-Smith found inspiration to create a show for kids in te reo Māori. He Paki Taonga i a Māui is based on stories behind 18 taonga stored at Te Papa. Narrated by mythological hero Māui (Kahukura Royal), it includes imagery by Māori artists. Brechin-Smith (Insiders Guide to Happiness) and Te Papa te reo writer Ranea Aperahama developed the 18 short episodes, which played on Maori Television and YouTube. The show spawned two books. Yvonne Mackay directs.