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Mai Time - Final Episode Television (Full Length Episode) – 2007 Magazine Young Adults Māori

Mai Time - Final Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2007 Magazine Young Adults Māori

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Māori kids are Mai Time kids!
– To the tune of the Weetbix kids ad ditty
It's probably one of the few shows where you could see positive Māori stories. Māori don't always come off the best in the media, but you watch Mai Time and Māori are always on top.
– Olly Coddington
We [Māori youth] were renegotiating our identity at the time. Things have changed since but Mai Time was an important vehicle. So in that sense a lot of these new shows targeted at Maori youth is Mai Time's legacy. So even though we played hip-hop music, which helped to hook in the younger Māori generation, more importantly, there were a lot of field items in there and it was always from a Māori perspective.
– Quinton Hita