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The acclaimed series Ahikāroa is back for its 6th season, with editing by DEGANZ member Jack Woon and writing and storylining by Onehou Strickland (DEGANZ).

The series is a bilingual te reo Māori show that follows a group of kura kaupapa-raised rangatahi navigating the trials and tribulations of urban Māori living in Auckland. This season all hell breaks loose with shock exits, surprising returns, and new characters with new challenges. While delving into the usual drama of parties, drugs, and sex, this season also veers into Māori politics and spirituality.

Fans will not want to miss this newest season! The first six episodes are out now on MĀORI+ with more dropping each week.

The first two episodes of Te Hokinga Mai – The Return, produced and directed by DEGANZ member Kathleen Mantel, are available to watch on Whakaata Māori now.

The eight-part docuseries offers an intimate look into people’s journeys across Aotearoa as they connect with their Māori whakapapa and whenua. While some are just beginning this journey of connection, others are further down the path.

The opening title offers a glimpse at how Aotearoa’s rapid urbanisation impacted the indigenous people of the land. The series unpacks this further, featuring a new and unique story each week from different parts of the country.

Catch the series here.