Itu Pounamu

Tuesday March 3 at 9.30 PM

Series Final.  Short films have long been the small but lovely gems in the crown of the New Zealand film industry, and this is the show that celebrates that film genre.  Presenters Ainsley Gardiner (Ngati Awa) and Tearepa Kahi (Tainui) are back for a final time to showcase some of the finest short films ever made in this country, and meet the filmmakers themselves. Tonight: ‘Careful With That Axe’ and ‘The Knock’, with director Miles Murphy and writer Nick Ward.

Tuesday November 11 at 9.30 PM

A series featuring New Zealand short films, interviews and news, presented by two talents from the film industry whose stars are very much on the rise – Ainsley Gardiner and Tearepa Kahi. Tonight’s feature film: Taua, the story of a war party that abducts an enemy leader, binds him to their waka taua for the journey back home.