Whare Taonga

Monday 24 September 2012, 8.00 pm on Maori Television

Te Poho o Kahungunu – This Porangahau wharenui celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2011 and is one of master carver Ihakara Hokowhitu McGregor’s great achievements. (FINAL)

Monday 17 September 2012, 8.00 pm on Maori Television

St Paul’s Memorial Church – St Paul’s Memorial church stands as a monument to Christianity in the Whanganui district, and as a striking example of Maori tukutuku, kowhaiwhai, and carving work.

Monday 10 September 2012, 8.00 pm on Maori Television

Te Rere i Tiria tells the story of Tumatauenga at Moerewa, built in memory of the Maori Battalion and one of the few carved whare nui in Te Tai Tokerau.

Monday 03 September 2012, 8.00 pm on Maori Television

Tapeka, the paramount wharenui for Ngati Tuwharetoa, overlooks Waihi Beach. Tapeka is a symbol of hospitality and friendship for the iwi.

Monday 20 August 2012, 8.00 pm on Maori Television

Hinemahuru – On the East Cape, Hinemaharu and the stunning Raukokore Church are taonga that hold the histories of Te Whanau a Apanui.

Monday 13 August 2012, 8.00 pm on Maori Television

Tama te Kapua – This ornately carved wharenui stands as a testimony to the great captain of the Te Arawa waka and the incredible skills of the areas tohunga whakairo.

Monday 06 August 2012, 8.00 pm on Maori Television

Tatai Hono – The church and marae that stands in inner-city Auckland became a cultural centre for urban Maori in the 1960’s, a place of gathering for iwi away from home and for people of all denominations.

Monday 30 July 2012, 8.00 pm on Maori Television

The incredible story of a whare that survived the great eruption of Tarawera in 1886 only to be to be relocated to Clandon House in England.

Monday 23 July 2012, 8.00 pm on Maori Television

Hinemihi: The incredible story of a whare that survived the great eruption of Tarawera in 1886 only to be to be relocated to Clandon House in England.

Monday 16 July 2012, 8.00 pm on Maori Television

At the heart of politics in this country, the humble wharenui in Waitangi remains a symbol of the relationship between The Crown and Tangata Whenua.