NZ Wars

Web, 2017

Journalist Mihingarangi Forbes co-wrote and presents these online documentaries about the New Zealand Wars. NZ Wars uses animation and dramatic reenactments to recreate battles fought between Māori and British armed forces in the late 1800s. Made by Great Southern for Radio New Zealand, NZ Wars began in 2017 with The Stories of Ruapekapeka, about fighting at Northland's state of the art Ruapekapeka Pā. It won Best Documentary and Māori Documentary at the 2018 NZ TV Awards. Stories of Waitara followed in 2019.