He Iwi Whakapono

Wednesday 23 January 2013, 8.00 pm on Maori Television

Ruia Aperahama continues his discussion with Tapihana Shelford regarding the Ratana Church. (REPEAT)

Wednesday 16 January 2013, 8.00 pm on Maori Television

The healer and prophet TW Ratana started this church as a way to bring Maori together. It became a movement with a political wing but does it still hold the sway it once did? (REPEAT)

Wednesday 09 January 2013, 8.00 pm on Maori Television

Ko Ruia Aperahama te kaiwhakataki e tiro ana ki nga aronga maha o te whakapono Maori. Ka korero a Bill Ngapera mo te take kua whai nei te maha o ngai Maori i te haahi o nga Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Wednesday 02 January 2013, 8.00 pm on Maori Television

Ruia Aperahama hosts an exploration into the many facets of Maori faith. Tonight: Shane Te Ruki discusses Maori participation in the Baha’i faith, embracing all the religions of the world and their profits.

Wednesday 19 December 2012, 8.00 pm on Maori Television

Ruia Aperahama hosts an exploration into the many facets of Maori faith. Tonight: Charles Royal discusses pre-colonial spiritual beliefs, and how that changed when the first missionaries arrived.

Wednesday 11 January 2012, 9.00 pm on Maori Television

Ruia Aperahama hosts an exploration into the many facets of Maori faith. Tonight: Shane Te Ruki discusses Maori participation in the Baha’i faith, embracing all the religions of the world and their prophets.

A new series exploring the many facets of Maori faith – from Ratana to Ringatu, from Mormon to Muslim – has premiered on Maori Television’s 100 per cent Maori language channel, Te Reo.
 
HE IWI WHAKAPONO screens every Sunday at 7.00 PM and is also available to view on-demand on the website www.maoritelevision.com. Presenter Ruia Aperahama discusses with guests the origins, rituals, prayers and challenges of staying true to your belief in this modern and changing world.
 
Head of Te Reo channel, Eruera Morgan, says every iwi have had their own unique view of the universe, their own korero and their own cosmology. “With the advent of colonisation, many were converted to various denominations. A few even converted some denominations to themselves. But through all this, the one constant has been the search – te kimi noa, te rapu noa ki te taketake, ki te whakapono.”
 
Ruia Aperahama is best known as a leading Maori composer and recording artist. He grew up within Ratana Pa, where band and choir were a part of daily life. It also influenced his spiritual journey, a journey which has permeated all of his work as an artist and as a broadcaster.
 
Coming up on HE IWI WHAKAPONO:
 
Born in Iran, the Bahai’i faith embraces all of the religions of the world and their profits. Ruia Aperahama explores Maori participation within this faith with his guest Shane Te Ruki, on Sunday May 9 at 9.00 PM.
 
Seen by many over the years as a cult, Jehovah’s Witnesses have grown into an established branch of Christian faith. Ruia Aperahama talks with kaumatua Bill Ngapera on why so many Maori have followed this path – on Sunday May 16 at 7.00 PM.
 
The healer and prophet, T.W. Ratana, started this church as a way to bring Maori together. It became a movement with a political wing but does it still hold the sway it once did? Ruia Aperahama goes back to his roots and catches up with old Ratana Pa friend Tapihana Shelford on Sunday May 23 and 30 at 7.00 PM.
 
The 100 per cent Maori language channel, Te Reo, is available on Freeview satellite channel 24 and channel 59 on SKY Digital. Viewers can call the helpline on 0800 MA TATOU (0800 628 2868) for advice on how to tune in to Maori Television or go to the website, www.maoritelevision.com, for more information including video on demand.