Play

00:00

/

00:00

Full screen
Video quality

Low 0 MB

High 0 MB

HD 0 MB

Captions
Volume
Volume
Hero image for Toa Hunter-Gatherer - First Episode

Toa Hunter-Gatherer - First Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2016

This Te Ao Māori take on Hunger Games follows bushman Owen Boynton as he straps on his bow and travels across Aotearoa, to explore traditional hunting techniques and skills, and the kaupapa behind them. In this first episode Tūhoe-bred Boynton returns to his Waimana hometown to pay his respects to the forest, and hunt with whānau to provide kai for their community. On the riverbed the dogs round up a couple of deer, and he gets an anatomy lesson from his uncle. Toa Hunter-Gatherer was produced by Julian Arahanga and Awa Films for Māori Television.

Today, hunting is portrayed as a sport — for recreational hunters. Our show is more about getting in touch with our history, learning from our elders and looking at traditional ways a hunter gatherer would once do things.
– Owen Boynton in an interview with Te Ahua Maitland, Stuff website, 25 August 2016

Key Cast & Crew

Profile image for Julian Arahanga

Julian Arahanga

Producer

Generic Profile image for Owen Boynton

Owen Boynton

Presenter

Generic Profile image for Mike Jonathan

Mike Jonathan

Director

Generic Profile image for Fraser Rudman

Fraser Rudman

Sound

Generic Profile image for Mike Gibson

Mike Gibson

Sound Mix

Generic Profile image for Callie Adams

Callie Adams

Network Executive

See all 12 credits

Produced by

Logo for Awa Films

Awa Films

More from the Māori Television Collection...

Thumbnail image for Through the Lens - The First 10 Years of Māori Television

Through the Lens - The First 10 Years of Māori Television

This 2014 documentary celebrates Māori...

Thumbnail image for Homai Te Pakipaki  - 2015 Grand Final

Homai Te Pakipaki - 2015 Grand Final

The very last grand final of Homai Te...

Thumbnail image for Marae DIY
Series

Marae DIY

Long-running series Marae DIY brings a...

Thumbnail image for Code - Series 10, Episode 10

Code - Series 10, Episode 10

"Mean Māori mean!". Māori Television’s...

Thumbnail image for Māori Television Launch

Māori Television Launch

After years of protest, agitation, and court hearings,...

Thumbnail image for Lost in Translation
Series

Lost in Translation

Inspired by an epiphany at the Waitangi...

Thumbnail image for Native Affairs - Series 11, Episode Three

Native Affairs - Series 11, Episode Three

Māori Television’s award-winning news and...

Thumbnail image for Songs from The Inside - Series Three, Episode One

Songs from The Inside - Series Three, Episode One

This acclaimed Māori Television series saw Kiwi...

Thumbnail image for 2006 Māori Television Anzac Day Coverage - Nā Rātou, Mō Tātou

2006 Māori Television Anzac Day Coverage - Nā Rātou, Mō Tātou

Māori Television has staked such a claim on Anzac Day...

Thumbnail image for Kai Time on the Road
Series

Kai Time on the Road

Kai Time on the Road premiered in Māori...

Thumbnail image for Find Me a Māori Bride - First Episode

Find Me a Māori Bride - First Episode

This hit Māori Television mockumentary series follows...

Thumbnail image for Pūkana - 2015 Episode

Pūkana - 2015 Episode

Named after the exaggerated facial expressions...

Thumbnail image for Hunting Aotearoa
Series

Hunting Aotearoa

This staple of Māori Television has been on the hunt...

Thumbnail image for It's in the Bag (Māori Television)
Series

It's in the Bag (Māori Television)

Quiz show It's in the Bag was relaunched on...

Thumbnail image for Sidewalk Karaoke - Series Two, Episode 12

Sidewalk Karaoke - Series Two, Episode 12

This Māori Television...

Thumbnail image for Kōrero Mai - Series Five, Episode One

Kōrero Mai - Series Five, Episode One

Kōrero Mai used a soap opera (Ākina) as a...

Thumbnail image for Te Araroa: Tales from the Trails - First Episode

Te Araroa: Tales from the Trails - First Episode

Te Araroa is a 3000 kilometre, Aotearoa-long walkway....

Thumbnail image for Only in Aotearoa - First Episode

Only in Aotearoa - First Episode

Described by co-creator Jamaine Ross as a sketch show...

Thumbnail image for All Talk with Anika Moa - First Episode

All Talk with Anika Moa - First Episode

"I like uncovering people and getting them to fess up...

Thumbnail image for Whare Taonga - First Episode

Whare Taonga - First Episode

This award-winning TV series explored whare...

Thumbnail image for Game of Bros - First Episode

Game of Bros - First Episode

Bros meets The Bachelor in this hit Māori...

Thumbnail image for ASB Polyfest 2017 - Ngā Puna o Waiōrea (Series Two, Episode Seven)

ASB Polyfest 2017 - Ngā Puna o Waiōrea (Series Two, Episode Seven)

Polyfest, the annual secondary schools' Māori and...

Thumbnail image for The Palace - First Episode

The Palace - First Episode

This Māori Television series follows South Auckland...

Thumbnail image for Waka Warriors - First Episode

Waka Warriors - First Episode

In this first episode of the 2015 Māori Television...

Thumbnail image for My Party Song - First Episode

My Party Song - First Episode

Pull up a chair and grab...

Thumbnail image for Kairākau - First Episode

Kairākau - First Episode

Te Ao Māori meets 70s kung fu movies in this Māori TV...

Thumbnail image for This is Piki  - First Episode

This is Piki - First Episode

A soap told from a Māori perspective, this Rotorua-set...

Thumbnail image for The Ring Inz - First Episode

The Ring Inz - First Episode

"Pitch Perfect meets Modern Family...

Thumbnail image for Cam's Kai - First Episode

Cam's Kai - First Episode

Chef Cameron Petley was a fan favourite on the 2011...

Thumbnail image for The Stage - Haka Fusion - First Episode

The Stage - Haka Fusion - First Episode

Television talent show franchises like Got...

Thumbnail image for 2016 Matariki Awards

2016 Matariki Awards

The first Matariki awards recognise Māori achievers...

Thumbnail image for Toa Hunter-Gatherer - First Episode

Toa Hunter-Gatherer - First Episode

This Te Ao Māori take on Hunger Games follows...

Thumbnail image for Swagger - Series Four, Episode One

Swagger - Series Four, Episode One

This Māori Television series merged old media and new:...