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This is Piki - First Episode Television (Full Length Episode) – 2016 Drama Te Reo Māori

This is Piki - First Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2016 Drama Te Reo Māori

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A soap told from a Māori perspective, this Rotorua-set drama follows Piki (newcomer Hinerauwhiri Paki) as she faces the challenges of being a teen in the age of Snapchat. This opening episode sees the aspiring singer juggle an audition for a kapa haka troupe, and a crush on a fellow performer. NZ Herald reviewer Duncan Greive praised Paki as "shockingly good", and found the Māori Television series "a distinctly modern drama which could have come from nowhere else". The show was developed from an original idea by actor Cliff Curtis and producer Lara Northcroft.

Key Cast & Crew

Hinerauwhiri Paki

As: Piki Johnson

Kiel McNaughton

Director

Kerry Warkia

Producer

On my gosh it's Kapua Idol!
– Louie (Kimo Houltham)

Produced by

Tūturu Pictures

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from Te Māngai Pāho

Music

Songs performed by Sarai McKay, and arranged and produced by Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper

'This is Piki' written by Ladi6 and performed by Sarai McKay