Aunty Moves In

Monday December 7 at 9.00 PM on Maori Television

Big-hearted ‘aunties’ lend practical advice to whanau facing a range of challenges. This week, Aunty Amiria travels to Dargaville to meet with a beautiful whanau caring for their mother Ellen, who has Alzheimer’s.

Monday November 30 at 9.00 PM on Maori Television

Big-hearted ‘aunties’ lend practical advice to whanau that face a range of challenges. This week, Aunty Amiria visits Tiani, who is worried about raising her nephew in a whare full of wahine.

Monday November 16 at 9.00 PM on Maori Television

Young mum-to-be Stephanie calls in Aunty Amiria to help her create a smoke-free home for the baby. The whanau get together to work out ground rules for smoking at home. To re-inforce the message, Aunty calls in a midwife and another young mum, whose baby has respiratory problems. But will it be enough to keep Stephanie and the family on track once the baby arrives?

Monday November 9 at 9.00 PM on Maori Television

Jesse and Alex are teenage parents with big plans, but juggling school and parenthood is no walk in the park. Aunties Ella and Ata move in to provide some skills and guidance.

Monday October 26 at 9.00 PM on Maori Television

Big-hearted ‘aunties’ are called on to help families through the rocky terrain of modern life, from money woes to health and love troubles. Featuring Amiria Reriti, Ata Te Kanawa and a bevy of special guest aunties. Tonight: Aunty Amiria meets two young people who have been attacked while out and about. With the help of specialists they learn some tools to deal with similar situations in the future.

Monday October 19 at 9.00 PM on Maori Television

Big-hearted ‘aunties’ are called on to help families through the rocky terrain of modern life, from money woes to health and love troubles. Featuring Amiria Reriti, Ata Te Kanawa and a bevy of special guest aunties. Tonight: Aunty’s Amiria and Ata spend time with the Hawke whanau, which has been struggling with generational alcohol abuse.

Monday October 5 at 9.00 PM on Maori Television

A show in which wise and wonderful ‘aunties’ are invited into families to help them through challenges of modern life. This week: Aunties Amiria and Ata are invited in by Sally Ann Thompson, a mother struggling with her diabetes. The disease has affected her whole whanau over several generations.

Monday September 28 at 9.00 PM on Maori Television

Big-hearted ‘aunties’ are called on to help families through the rocky terrain of modern life, from money woes to health problems, parenting and love troubles. Featuring Amiria Reriti, Ata Te Kanawa and a bevy of wise and wonderful guest aunties. Tonight: A family with persistent health problems fight to make their home healthy and warm.

Real people, real problems – there are times when families need nothing short of their own fairy godmother to help them through the rocky terrain of modern life.

From money woes to health problems, strife with the teenagers and love life troubles, AUNTY MOVES IN is the new series that answers that call for help, in the form of some big-hearted aunties.

AUNTY MOVES IN premieres on Maori Television on Monday September 21 at 9.00 PM, and features Amiria Reriti and Ata Te Kanawa, real life aunties, who are also fully-qualified – with honours – from the University of Life.

“This is practical advice for specific hurdles and life problems that many of us face in life,” says producer Karla Rodgers.

“Amiria and Ata are strong, educated Maori women, holding respected positions in society. Their joint life experience gives them great breadth and understanding of many of the topics the series will cover. Their advice is delivered with compassion and strength, and lightened with classic aunty humour – and love.”

Each week, an aunty will literally move in to a home, assess their needs and provide advice and support. Ella Henry will also take part in the series as a ‘guest aunty’.

Some of the issues explored include a woman battling breast cancer, who with the help of the Cancer Society is also determined to feel good again; a family that has lived through generations of alcohol abuse; teen parents that have resolved to stay together, and a part-time father who needs help to make his house a home for his adored daughter.

“The show idea came about after a discussion about our own aunties, says Rodgers. “They were the “other” mother in the family, so to speak, the ones who didn’t accept excuses, and could always detect the best-constructed fib.   They always had the right no-nonsense advice, and solutions to many of life’s problems.”

Get down to the nitty-gritty of real life families, and real life problem-solving with AUNTY MOVES IN, to premiere on Maori Television on Monday September 21 at 9.00 PM.

Bios

AMIRIA RERITI (Ngai Tahu, Ngati Mutunga ki Wharekauri)
She studied law, and is also a vocalist with Moana and the Tribe.
Roles include:
(Current) manager, Maori Services Development, Auckland Regional Public Health Service
President, Maori Women’s Welfare League, Otautahi branch
Chair, board of trustees, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori a Rohe o Mangere
Chair, Black Pearl National Trust
(Current) JP, marriage celebrant, civil union celebrant

ATA TE KANAWA (Ngati Maniapoto)

Wellington-based, she founded Tu Mai magazine in 1999.
Roles include:
Mediator, Midland Health Board
Chair, Nga Puna Waihanga (Maori artists and writers collective)
Involved with the Indigenous Maori Fashion Advisory Board

Monday September 21 at 9.00 PM on Maori Television

Series premiere! Families call on some big-hearted but practical ‘aunties’ to help them through the rocky terrain of modern life, from money woes to health problems and love life troubles. Featuring Amiria Reriti and Ata Te Kanawa. Tonight: Feeling Good: Aunties Amiria and special guest auntie Ella Henry support a woman undergoing breast cancer treatment as she recaptures her self-esteem and zest for life.