Kaitiaki

Sunday 13 January 2013, 6.30 pm on Maori Television

The beautiful and sacred island of Motutaiko; the burial site to Tuwharetoa ancestors, is also an ecological treasure being home to rare and endangered species only known to the island.

Sunday 5 June 2011, 10.00 pm on Maori Television

The beautiful and sacred island of Motutaiko; the burial site to Tuwharetoa ancestors, is also an ecological treasure being home to rare and endangered species only known to the island.

Wednesday 23 February 2011, 8.00 pm on Maori Television

The beautiful and sacred island of Motutaiko; the burial site to Tuwharetoa ancestors, is also an ecological treasure being home to rare and endangered species only known to the island. (REPEAT SERIES PREMIERE)

Saturday October 30 at 8.00 PM on Maori Television

An environmental series about iwi and hapu who face significant environmental issues in their local area. Tonight: Crest Energy, a Canadian company, wants to place 2000 tidal turbines beneath the mouth of the Kaipara River. The goal is to produce carbon-free sustainable electricity, but how will this effect marine life?

Saturday September 4 at 8.00PM on Maori Television

A half-hour environmental series highlighting ways whanau, hapu and iwi are working as active kaitiaki of the environment. Tonight: South Taranaki iwi Nga Rauru, along with DOC, landowners and local authorities, are managing the restoration of the Tapuaarau coastal reserve and Waitotara river estuary.

Saturday August 7 at 8.00 PM on Maori Television

Season premiere! A look at the inspirational people in whanau, hapu and iwi groups at the forefront of the battle for a cleaner, greener Aotearoa. Tonight: The beautiful and sacred island of Motutaiko. The burial site to Tuwharetoa ancestors is also an ecological treasure, being home to rare and endangered species unique to the island.

Saturday January 3 at 8.00 PM

An exploration of the ways whanau, hapu and iwi work as guardians of the environment.  Tonight: Maori marched against the Seabed and Foreshore Act, and lost.  Now more than seven thousand square kilometres of seabed off our coast is under threat from sand mining.

Saturday December 20 at 8.00 PM

A series that looks at the inspirational people in whanau, hapu and iwi groups who are at the forefront of the battle for a cleaner, greener Aotearoa.  It might be something someone does that makes a small difference, or it might be something bigger, with global ramifications.  Little or large, this series is about the guardians who are taking on the issues in their own backyards.  Tonight: How climate change is affecting an oyster farm and an organic garden in Northland.

It’s all too easy to become down-hearted by bad news about the environment. But KAITIAKI – to screen on Maori Television from Saturday November 22 at 8.00 PM – looks at the inspirational people in whanau, hapu and iwi groups who are at the forefront of the battle for a cleaner, greener Aotearoa.

It might be something someone does that makes a small difference, or it might be something bigger, with global ramifications. Little or large, this series is about the guardians who are taking on the issues in their own backyards.

“There are the eco-warriors like Stephen King, who is rebuilding the kauri forests of the north, and is a long-time tree campaigner. Or Angeline Greensill, of Whaingaroa, who has fought long and hard against sewage being pumped into the ocean at Raglan, and more recently been a vocal opponent of ocean sand mining,” says KAITIAKI director Kim Webby.

“Then there are the whanau who simply live their lives in tune with the environment, like the hapu at Waipoua in Northland, who are off the electricity grid and generate all their own power. All of these people are inspirational guides and teachers who are leading by example. “

In the first episode of KAITIAKI: Aotearoa has a reputation as being 100 per cent ‘pure’, but this assumption needs to be challenged – especially in regard to our farming environment.

Other issues include; a planned subdivision on the Ngunguru Spit, just out of Whangarei, and climate change in Northland.

As well as highlighting issues, Webby hopes the programme will encourage people to make changes to help the cause.

“It’s about showing the small steps we can all take to do our part for the environment.”

Join Maori Television for a unique environmental series from a distinctly Maori perspective when KAITIAKI returns for a second season on Saturday November 22 at 8.00 PM.

Saturday November 22 at 8.00 PM

Environmental series highlighting ways whanau, hapu and iwi are working as active kaitiaki of the environment. Each episode highlights an environmental issue, explores the causes of the problem and shows ways Maori are working to restore the natural world in their own rohe.