Aotearoa brings Māori stories and an insight to our nations history. It offers a unique view of New Zealand/ Aotearoa that will captivate audiences. Discover a New Zealand like you have never seen before.

Aotearoa is narrated and presented by Tainui Stephens and plays on Māori Television and on Air New Zealand Inflight entertainment.  Currently in the 2nd season of production it tells a Māori story of our land and people as seen from above.  

Each series of 10 half hour episodes, highlights the many regions of New Zealand/ Aotearoa and illustrates the beauty of our land and the stories that relate to each area.

Tainui Stephens Rotorua w Logo

 Presenter - Tainui Stephens

Taupo 2 w LOGO



Project Credits

Kaiwhakataki - Presenter
Tainui Stephens 

Kaituanaki - Te Reo Māori Consultant
Scotty Morrison 

Kairangahau, Kaituhi - Researcher, Script Writers
Raniera Harrison, Tainui Stephens, Bradley Walker, Scotty Morrison

Whakaahua Tawhito - Archive Photos
Alexander National Library - Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa

Kaiāwhina/ Kaihāutu - Production Co-ordinator
Ben Thomason 

Kaihopu Āhua Waka Topatopa- Drone Camera Operator
Peter May

Kaihopu Oro Taiao - Audio Operator
Ben Thomason 

Puoro - Music
Joel Haines 

Kaiwāwāhi - Editor
Andy McGrath/ Peter May

Kaikōtiotio Rangapū - Network Executive
Summer Wharekawa

Kaitohu - Director
Raniera Harrison

Kaihautū Tuarua - Associate Producer
Tainui Stephens 

Kaihatū - Producer
Bradley Walker

Funding Agency
Te Māngai Pāho