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1. The Almighty Johnsons (2011–2013)

47 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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Four brothers living in New Zealand are modern reincarnations of Norse gods.

Stars: Emmett Skilton, Timothy Balme, Dean O'Gorman, Jared Turner

Votes: 4,087

2. Shortland Street (1992– )

30 min | Drama

4.7
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Shortland Street, a five-night-a-week soap set in an Auckland City hospital, follows the complicated personal and professional lives of its staff, family and friends.

Stars: Michael Galvin, Ben Mitchell, Amanda Billing, Peter Mochrie

Votes: 808

3. Step Dave (2014–2015)

43 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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Bartender Dave, a 24-year-old Kiwi slacker whose life is turned upside down when he meets the woman of his dreams; Cara, 15 years his senior with three kids and some serious baggage in tow.

Stars: Sia Trokenheim, Jono Kenyon, Rawiri Jobe, Aidee Walker

Votes: 303

4. The Sounds (2020)

Thriller

Maggie and Tom Cabbott move to the town of Pelorus to escape the oppressive influence of Tom's family. But when he disappears, unsettling facts about Tom soon come to light and the search brings long-buried wounds to the surface.

Stars: Rachelle Lefevre, Matt Whelan, Matt Nable, Emily Piggford

5. Tatau (2015– )

Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Supernatural murder mystery set on the Cook Islands. Kyle and Budgie arrive in paradise, but not everything is as it seems.

Stars: Joe Layton, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Cian Elyse White, Shushila Takao

Votes: 571

6. The Jaquie Brown Diaries (2008– )

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Stars: Jaquie Brown, Hannah Banks, Madeleine Sami, Ryan Lampp

Votes: 110

7. Bombshell (2016 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama

5.8
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In 1985, when a vessel protesting nuclear testing is sunk in New Zealand, local police fight to prove it was a terrorist plot by their French allies.

Director: Riccardo Pellizzeri | Stars: Narelle Ahrens, Xavier Audu, Damien Avery, Ella Becroft

Votes: 28

8. Tangiwai (2011 TV Movie)

93 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A dramatic story about a cricketer and his fiancée.

Director: Charlie Haskell | Stars: Rose McIver, Ryan O'Kane, Miranda Harcourt, Mick Rose

Votes: 145

9. Hidden (I) (2005)

93 min | Thriller

4.0
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Deep within a dark, twisted forest, at a faraway adventure camp, a group of young 'camp leaders' play a fast and furious game of 'hide and seek'. The atmosphere is strange and thick with ... See full summary »

Director: Tim McLachlan | Stars: Luke Alexander, Dana Bernard, Daniel Betty, Ellie Cragg

Votes: 106

10. Fam Time

Comedy | Completed

Having more screen time than family time, this fully dysfunctional blended family valiantly attempts navigating their individual online lives while optimistically juggling their offline life in the suburbs.

Stars: Michala Banas, Duncan Fellows, Benson Jack Anthony, Karina Banno

11. 25 April (2015)

85 min | Documentary, Animation, War

7.2
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The tragic 1915 Gallipoli Campaign of WW1 is told through the perspective of six New Zealanders who were involved.

Director: Leanne Pooley | Stars: Tainui Tukiwaho, Andrew Grainger, Chelsie Preston Crayford, Fraser Brown

Votes: 191

12. The Catch (VI) (2017)

84 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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An important fishing contest in a small town, some mates - and a cheat.

Director: Simon Mark-Brown | Stars: Aysha Boneza, David Capstick, Laura Hill, Nicol Munro

Votes: 24

13. Rage (II) (2011)

95 min | Drama

7.0
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Rage is the story of star-crossed lovers set against the turbulent 1981 Springbok Tour of New Zealand - a time when a small rugby-playing nation made a stand against the cruel and brutal ... See full summary »

Director: Danny Mulheron | Stars: Maria Walker, Ryan O'Kane, Paul Harrop, Mike Minogue

Votes: 26

14. Jake (2013)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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The story of Jacob, a man whose life is stolen when he is inexplicably recast by a shadowy agency. When the actor who takes his place rekindles a long lost love, Jacob will do whatever it takes to fight for the role of his life.

Director: Doug Dillaman | Stars: Jason Fitch, Leighton Cardno, Tainui Tukiwaho, Anoushka Berkley

Votes: 22

15. Explorer (II) (2016)

12 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

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Deep in the suburbs, an obsessive man abandons his dream of alien contact and finds new meaning in the emptiness of his house.

Director: Alex Backhouse | Star: Tainui Tukiwaho

16. Forever New Zealand (2010 TV Movie)

Drama, Romance

4.8
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Director: Michael Keusch | Stars: Sophie Schütt, Daniel Morgenroth, Arlen James, Molly Leishman

Votes: 24

17. Eves' New Year (2008)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Five languages. Five stories. Five people. Crossing paths in one city on one day. On one VERY important day.

Directors: Yves S. Gmür, Jhake R. Wells, Karolyne Cissé | Stars: Yves S. Gmür, Jeanene Tracy, Peter Rae, Robert-William Torckler

18. Billy (2011 TV Movie)

75 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.2
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The personal story of New Zealand's most beloved entertainer Billy T James. Billy goes beyond the public façade to reveal the man behind the chuckle.

Director: Peter Burger | Stars: Tainui Tukiwaho, Morgana O'Reilly, Kelson Henderson, Celia Nicholson

Votes: 37

19. O Whakaaro (2010– )

26 min | Talk-Show

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Tainui Tukiwaho takes the debate to the people - join him on O Whakaaro, Maori Television's first portable talk show. Experts, activists and audience members all give their whakaaro on the kaupapa of the day.

Stars: Tainui Tukiwaho, Pantea Farvid, Boni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho

20. Kai Korero (2006–2007)

22 min | Comedy

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Sports scientist Ken Spalding and his physiotherapist wife Charlotte Rata have two children - budding league player Humphrey and pro-Maori university student Ma. They also share their urban... See full summary »

Stars: Geoff Dolan, Vanessa Rare, George Henare, Annie Whittle

21. Re-Think (2014– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Stacey Morrison, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Laura Alpe, Aroha Awarau

22. Headlands (2006)

12 min | Short, Drama

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A struggling mother takes her rebellious teenage daughter out to the beach after a traumatic incident, but their tense relationship gets in the way of her attempts at reconciliation. The ... See full summary »

Director: Katharine Phyn | Stars: Julia Hyde, Vanessa Riddell, Tainui Tukiwaho

23. The Jaquie Brown Diaries (2008– )
Episode: Brown's Bush: Part 2 (2009)

Comedy

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Director: Gerard Johnstone | Stars: Hannah Banks, Jaquie Brown, Wallace Chapman, Claire Chitham

24. Step Dave (2014–2015)
Episode: Crowded House (2014)

43 min | Comedy, Romance

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Dave struggles to play with the grown-ups while Cara's accused of being a bad mother. Julia's world crumbles.

Director: Oliver Driver | Stars: Sia Trokenheim, Jono Kenyon, Rawiri Jobe, Tania Nolan

25. The Almighty Johnsons (2011–2013)
Episode: Does This Look Like Asgard? (2012)

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.8
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As Norse and Maori gods await Gaia's birthday and her decision, Ty faces unexpected consequences over his choice, and Natalie reveals her primary aim.

Director: Murray Keane | Stars: Emmett Skilton, Timothy Balme, Dean O'Gorman, Jared Turner

Votes: 41

26. Step Dave (2014–2015)
Episode: Early Days (2014)

43 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Dave suspects that Cara is embarrassed of their age difference. Julia is determined to find out what the catch is with Cara's new mystery man. Dave has been taking Cara on many dates, to ... See full summary »

Director: Britta Hawkins | Stars: Sia Trokenheim, Jono Kenyon, Rawiri Jobe, Tania Nolan

Votes: 7

27. O Whakaaro (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.1

26 min | Talk-Show

Drowning in alcohol - should Aotearoa raise the legal drinking age? A recent poll shows 70% of New Zealanders want the legal drinking age returned to 20. A fiery debate ensues as Emma ... See full summary »

Director: Rangi Rangitukunoa | Stars: Pantea Farvid, Boni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho, Tainui Tukiwaho

29. O Whakaaro (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.10

Talk-Show

Maori are flocking to Australia in droves; are we looking towards a future of empty marae? Tai is joined by economic lecturer Keith Rankin and future Australian Ngawati Apanui to discuss this issue and more.

Director: Rangi Rangitukunoa | Star: Tainui Tukiwaho

30. O Whakaaro (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.11

Talk-Show

Facebook and Bebo; what are we up to online? Tainui asks if cyberspace a safe place for our tamariki to play.

Director: Rangi Rangitukunoa | Star: Tainui Tukiwaho

31. O Whakaaro (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.12

Talk-Show

Monoamine oxidase, dubbed the 'Warrior Gene', is linked to aggressive behavior and is apparently over-represented in Maori. Professor Gary Hook and screen writer Albert Belz join Tainui to put the theory under the microscope.

Director: Rangi Rangitukunoa | Star: Tainui Tukiwaho

32. O Whakaaro (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.13

Talk-Show

Join Tainui and his guests as they discuss whether Graffiti is a legitimate art form or just a neighborhood crime.

Director: Rangi Rangitukunoa | Star: Tainui Tukiwaho

33. O Whakaaro (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.14

Talk-Show

This week Tainui is joined by National's Nikki Kaye and Labour's Carmel Sepuloni to see just how long is too long to stay on the dole. While that's got the policy covered, training provider... See full summary »

Director: Rangi Rangitukunoa | Star: Tainui Tukiwaho

34. O Whakaaro (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.15

Talk-Show

Are race relations in Aotearoa admirable or are we more racist then we think? Tainui explores this whakaaro with a human rights representative and a refugee from Rawanda.

Director: Rangi Rangitukunoa | Star: Tainui Tukiwaho

35. O Whakaaro (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.16

Talk-Show

Is moko really just skin deep? Tainui chats with ta moko practitioners Henriata Nicholas and Colin Taylor about fashion versus whakapa.

Director: Rangi Rangitukunoa | Star: Tainui Tukiwaho

36. O Whakaaro (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.17

Talk-Show

Is it time for New Zealand to go it alone, or stick like jewels to crown of England? Join Tainui as he mediates a heated debate between republican movement chairman Lewis Holden and defender of the Monarchy Vincent Lapanovich.

Director: Rangi Rangitukunoa | Star: Tainui Tukiwaho

37. O Whakaaro (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.18

Talk-Show

RWC2011; Are we ready to host it and can we win it? Hear Karl Te Nana and Bailey Mackie's whakaaro on how our little nation will perform on the world stage.

Director: Rangi Rangitukunoa | Star: Tainui Tukiwaho

38. O Whakaaro (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.19

Talk-Show

Tainui talks careers, dreams and life on the outside with the school leavers of tomorrow.

Director: Rangi Rangitukunoa | Star: Tainui Tukiwaho

39. O Whakaaro (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.2

Talk-Show

Kids having kids; are they ready to be good parents? Maori Television's Amanda Ashton and whanau support worker Shearna Brown share their opinions with Tainui.

Director: Rangi Rangitukunoa | Star: Tainui Tukiwaho

40. O Whakaaro (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.20

Talk-Show

Love found on the internet, dating sites and Facebook - are these relationships doomed to fail? Pantea Farvid and Boni Te Rongopai help Tainui find the answers.

Director: Rangi Rangitukunoa | Star: Tainui Tukiwaho

41. O Whakaaro (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.21

Talk-Show

Lazy, spoiled and demanding - are we describing you? Tainui asks the young women of Auckland Girls' Grammar about the stereotypes of Generation Y and what they really want out of life.

Director: Rangi Rangitukunoa | Star: Tainui Tukiwaho

42. O Whakaaro (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.22

Talk-Show

Whanau is the basis of life in Aotearoa - but do modern times call for new interpretations? Destiny Chruch's Richard Lewis and a lesbian mother of four debate what it takes to be a 21st Century whanau.

Director: Rangi Rangitukunoa | Star: Tainui Tukiwaho

43. O Whakaaro (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.23

Talk-Show

Hoodies, trackies, rugby socks and sandals; is this extent of kiwi style? Tainui teams up with Maori stylist Dena Jacob and the Rangitahi of Auckland Girls Grammar to find out if Aotearoa has steez.

Director: Rangi Rangitukunoa | Star: Tainui Tukiwaho

44. O Whakaaro (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.25

Talk-Show

Are we losing our rangatahi to gang culture? We take this kaupapa to South Auckland to hear from the youth at the heart of the problem.

Director: Rangi Rangitukunoa | Star: Tainui Tukiwaho

45. O Whakaaro (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.26

Talk-Show

The money is coming in, but where does it go? As the Crown settles Treaty claims is the Maori on the street any better off?

Director: Rangi Rangitukunoa | Star: Tainui Tukiwaho

46. O Whakaaro (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.3

Talk-Show

Rodney Hide steps up to answer for the Super City, as HelenTe Hira from Iwi Have Influence asks him the questions all Maori want to know. Tainui has his job cut out controlling a boisterous audience who all want their say.

Director: Rangi Rangitukunoa | Star: Tainui Tukiwaho

47. Tatau (2015– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2015)

Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.8
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On the plane to New Zealand Aumea tells the boys of an island legend which led to the absence of all lakes, whilst on arrival they are met by Aumea's future husband, the urbane Koringo. He ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Frizzell | Stars: Barry Atsma, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Vinnie Bennett, Tai Berdinner-Blades

Votes: 13

48. O Whakaaro (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.4

Talk-Show

Manu from play school is one, are you too? Join the Whakaaro team as they try to define what a Plastic Maori is.

Director: Rangi Rangitukunoa | Star: Tainui Tukiwaho

49. Tatau (2015– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (2015)

Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Kyle finds it hard to deal with the recent events and another vision pushes him closer to breaking point. However, a startling discovery could change everything. Back on the island, Lara's undercover operation is nearing an end.

Director: Joshua Frizzell | Stars: Barry Atsma, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Vinnie Bennett, Tai Berdinner-Blades

Votes: 14

50. O Whakaaro (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.5

Talk-Show

As our waistbands expand the health budget strains. Is it time to get tough on the obesity epidemic? Tainui weighs in on this heavy issue.

Director: Rangi Rangitukunoa | Star: Tainui Tukiwaho



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