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Friday 1 June 2012, 6.30 pm on Maori Television

A high-energy info-tainment magazine programme for youn

Monday 7 May 2012, 6.30 pm on Maori Television

A high-energy info-tainment magazine programme for young teenagers brought to you by our funky presenters Poutama Paki and Te Uira Paki. (Maori language)

Thursday 8 March 2012, 6.30 pm on Maori Television

A high-energy info-tainment magazine programme for young teenagers brought to you by our funky presenters Amanda Ashton, Junior Paparoa, Poutama Paki and Te Uira Paki. (Maori language)

Maori Television’s flagship in-house rangatahi lifestyle show HAA welcomes the newest addition to this year’s presenting team.

Twenty-three-year-old Te Uira Paki joins the HAA team this month and is working alongside her younger brother Poutama Paki (21), who also joined the show this year with seasoned presenters Amanda Ashton and Junior Paparoa.

Te Uira, who lives in Taupo, takes over where former presenter Taupunakohe Tocker left off and is pleased to be joining her little brother on screen with HAA.

Te Uira is no stranger to the small screen, having been involved in presenting for television shows since she was 11 when she was on children’s programme Tikitiki for five years and Koi when she was 16.

She is enjoying working on HAA, especially getting to work alongside her younger brother.

“I love it! We know each other so well and we can bounce ideas off each other and critique each other’s performance – give honest feedback. He keeps me grounded too,” she says.

The 2011 series of HAA is well underway and from next Monday, 4 July, also moves to the new timeslot of 6.30PM as part of the restructuring of news service TE KAEA which starts broadcasting live at its new 5.30PM time next week also.

The new time is to take in the extra TE KAEA bulletin but HAA producer Wiremu Te Kiri is looking forward to the new arrangement and welcomes new presenter Te Uira to the HAA team.

Monday 2 May 2011, 5.30 pm on Maori Television

A high-energy info-tainment magazine programme for young teenagers brought to you by our funky presenters Amanda Ashton, Junior Paparoa, Poutama Paki and Taupunakohe Tocker. (Maori language). (SERIES PREMIERE)

The 2011 season of rangatahi [youth] show HAA returns to Maori Television this week with a road trip filmed around the central North Island to celebrate the show’s seventh season.

HAA screens week days on Maori Television at 5.30pm, this week’s road trip features Raglan, Tauranga, Taupo and Rotorua.

The road trip introduces two new presenters to the HAA team, Poutama Paki and Taupunakohe Tocker. They join returning presenters Amanda Ashton and Junior Paparoa for Maori Television’s flagship rangatahi series.

Producer Wiremu Te Kiri is looking forward to another year of HAA and says every season the series is committed to promoting te reo and tikanga Maori and this year is no different.

“We have a very dynamic presenting team on HAA and what makes them all stand out is their ability to relate to rangatahi,” he says.

“They are all talented in different areas. Amanda is a fantastic dancer and singer, Junior is a talented sportsman, Poutama is a dynamic kapa haka performer and Taupunakohe is passionate about rangatahi and has been involved with many rangatahi workshops.”

Exciting new segments this year include coverage of Rugby World Cup 2011 and a weekly episode focused on Aotearoa music. The new season will also see the return of popular segments like HAA XTREME (extreme sports), KIMIHIA TE HAA (festivals) and WAHA PAPA (instructional segment).

Monday May 3 at 5.30 PM on Maori TV

Series premiere! The rangatahi team is back with a high-energy info-tainment magazine programme for young teenagers. Presenter Amanda Ashton is joined by new faces Nawaia Watene and Junior Paparoa. First up, they journey across the ditch to check out what rangatahi in Australia are up to.
 

Exciting and edgy info-tainment magazine youth show HAA returns to Maori Television for a sixth season in a new timeslot – every weekday at 5.30 PM from Monday May 3.

Viewers will still get the inside track on the latest and hottest news, views and interviews. The show is fun, high-energy – and a must-see guide on what’s happening with youth culture in New Zealand-Aotearoa. “HAA provides a platform to reflect youth language and culture,” says long-time producer Wiremu Te Kiri. “The show gives young people an outlet to be heard and have a significant voice in society. We remain committed to showcasing rangatahi culture and promoting te reo Maori.” 

HAA will return with some of its favourite segments including Waha Papa (review and learning segment); Kimihia Te Haa (checking out events and festivals); Tangata Toa (celebrity profiles); Haa Extreme (exploring extreme sports) and Urban Kanikani (dance segment).  But wait – there’s more! Te Ara Tika is a guide to making music videos, short films and songs recorded in a studio; He Take looks at issues facing young people and the places they can go to get help; Taonga Tuku Iho will show rangatahi how to make kete, rourou and taonga puoro; and Te Ao Hou reviews the latest video games, films and comics for young people.

This year’s presenters are a mix of old and new faces. Amanda Ashton is back to lead the team which includes newcomers Nawaia Watene and Junior Paparoa. This is Amanda’s second year on air with HAA. The Ngapuhi South Aucklander scored her first ever paid job doing cartoon voiceovers – and the 21-year-old former Auckland Girls Grammar student hasn’t looked back. So what does she look forward to most about working on HAA? “Meeting new people, making great television and pleasing the viewers!”

Fresh face Junior Paparoa – nicknamed Jay – hopes to one day play professional rugby. The 19-year-old is affiliated to Ngapuhi, grew up in Motuti and went to Panguru Area School and Broadwood Area School before taking off to college at Te Aute. Meanwhile, fellow newcomer Nawaia Watene (Te Arawa, Ngati Porou, Ngati Whatua, Ngati Manu), age 20, was raised in Wellington and is a graduate of both kura kaupapa and wharekura. Nawaia hopes to learn enough to move behind the camera and be the boss.

To kick off its sixth season and the first 10 episodes, HAA heads to Sydney and Brisbane to talk to rangatahi about growing up Maori in Australia as well as to showcase young Maori doing outstanding things across the ditch. Coming up: A traditional Aboriginal dance group share their culture (Monday May 3 at 5.30 PM); Uprecordz, a small record label in Sydney (Tuesday May 4 at 5.30 PM); cage fighting champion James Te Huna (Wednesday May 5 at 5.30 PM); Waitangi Day celebrations in Sydney (Thursday May 6 at 5.30 PM); a multi-cultural kapa haka group in Brisbane (Friday May 7 at 5.30 PM); surfing champions Airini and Sarah Mason who live on the Gold Coast (Monday May 10 at 5.30 PM); rising rugby star Quade Cooper on the Gold Coast (Tuesday May 11 at 5.30 PM); Brisbane Broncos league star Ben Te’o (Wednesday May 12 at 5.30 PM); Zenith, Australia’s best hip hop dance group (Thursday May 13 at 5.30 PM); and a kapa haka festival in the Gold Coast (Friday May 14 at 5.30 PM).

Get your daily dose of te reo Maori with a youth flavour on HAA – Maori Television’s hot youth show screening every weekday at 5.30 PM from Monday May 3.

Monday May 4 at 6.00 PM

A new series of the high-energy info-tainment magazine programme for teenagers, with presenters Kimo Houltham, Amanda Ashford and Hoete Mitai-Ngatai. The new HAA presenters are interviewed at a photo shoot, and Kimo catches up with talented singer/song writer Ngatapa Black. (Maori language)

Monday to Saturday at 6.30 PM

Up-beat info-tainment magazine programme for young teenagers with the latest trends and news in youth culture. This week: highlights from 2008 NZ Dance Champs; surfing with rangatahi from Te Araroa and a catch up with hip hop dancer troupe, PRESTIGE, as they prepare for the world champs in Las Vegas.