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Koha - 10 Years of Koha (Final)

Television (Full Length) – 1989

Weekly magazine style series Koha debuted in 1980, providing a primetime insight into te ao Māori and becoming a training ground for Māori visual storytellers. Presented by Robin Kora, this special marks Koha's final programme, and celebrates a decade of material. Moving through the years, the many excerpts include a retelling of the Maui legend, a dramatisation of a Patricia Grace story, the 1984 Te Māori exhibition opening in New York and a look at the dire rate of smoking amongst Māori wahine. Interviews and tributes include Hone Kaa, Ranginui Walker, and proud Koha producer Ernie Leonard.

Although the team was largely inexperienced, the quality of the programmes reached a high standard, and week after week it was always there.
– Presenter Robin Kora on the hard work behind the early Koha programmes