Viewing the world from an Indigenous point of view
Ūkaipō Whenua
  • Executive Director, Ngā Aho Whakaari - guild for Māori screen industry2015 -2017
  • Producer TVNZ Waka Huia 2012-2015
  • Executive Producer of Internal Productions Māori Television 2008-2004

Aotearoa New Zealand on Screen

13 days out

A hunter violates an ancient treaty - and becomes the hunted. .


Bringing great film and television productions stories to screens 


  • WIFT NZ Te Puni KōkiriTe Reo Māori champion 2014 - Hineani Melbourne
  • Te Māngai Pāhō Best Māori Language Programme 2000 - Moko Toa​

our story

  • Māori Sovereignty: The Māori Perspective.  Hodder Moa Beckett 1995
pounamu media



indigenous stories

Films based on Māori language and culture

screen productions


A mother tries to comfort her grieving son, but her son’s silence becomes more and more deafening. An outing to the local aquarium places further strains their troubled relationship - until her son finds a reason to let his mother in again.  Writer Kylie Meehan, Director Rachel House. 2013

Award winnng unique film and television productions

taha tauiwi

Tracing the "OtherSide" of Māori families in the UK & the Pacific.  On Māori Television. 


Set in the misty mountains of Lake Waikaremoana another generation is poised to inherit the land. With a heavy heart the old matriarch Nanny Oriwa sends for her grandson pinning all her hopes for the land and family on him.  Written & directed by Kararaina Rangihau 2016.