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Mai Time - Series 12, Episode 18 Television (Full Length Episode) – 2007 Magazine Children Māori

Mai Time - Series 12, Episode 18

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2007 Magazine Children Māori

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Mai Time was an influential magazine show for Māori youth, screening for a decade on Saturday mornings on TV2. This episode looks at the place of ta moko (tattoo), interviewing Robert Ruha, a 27-year-old with a full-face moko. Mai Time crew visit Otara Music Arts Centre, a Matariki exhibition at Whaingaroa (Raglan), and then artist Lisa Reihana finds “more mean art by the sea”: Brett Graham and Rachel Rakena’s Aniwaniwa exhibition at the 52nd Venice Biennale. Aptly, the artwork explores the 1947 flooding of the village of Horahora for a hydroelectric scheme.

Key Cast & Crew

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Josie McNaught

Director

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Heremaia Rudkin

Director

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Lillian Panapa

Director

“The basic idea was making a waka huia — something that contained precious things [...] — in a contemporary context. In this case the precious objects are the memories of Horahora, the town that was flooded, and all those memories were lost ...”
– Artist Brett Graham