The Ngāti Inutai flock find themselves at Maunga Para, the local landfill. Today Maunga Para has been overwhelmed with restaurant food waste. Food waste is an easy meal for the Inutai gang, but they need to stay alert as other animals are also looking for their daily meal!
Hōtaka 2 - Te Manu Kaitā
The Inutai gang have their first skirmish with a giant bird that has invaded their traditional flying route to Maunga Para! Turi escapes a close shave with the giant bird!
Hōtaka 3 - Ora Kāinga Rima
Today is Rima’s day! He finally gets to lead the Inutai gang while Tahi and Makau are busy building their new nest for their young. Kōkōtea is also on nest duties, but can’t seem to decide on which one of her four nests is fit for her young! We also see the impact our waste and rubbish has on our birds nesting locations and habitats!
Hōtaka 4 - He Reanga Hou
Rima is still leading the flock to their feeding grounds. Tahi and Makau’s new chicks finally hatch, and Tahi has to protect their young from a rat that is trying to eat their young! A new generation is born into the Inutai gang!
Hōtaka 5 - Te Toriura Kanikani
Paki teaches the new Inutai young chicks about the toriura, or the stoat. Paki also tells the whole Inutai gang how he lost his leg to an attack by a toriura. The new generation of Inutai gulls are terrified! How can we help to protect our native bird species from deadly pests like stoats and rats? We learn how in this episode.
Hōtaka 6 - Te Kāniwha Kai Manu
Our discarded fishing lines, hooks and sinkers can be harmful to all lifeforms in and around our beaches! In this episode, one of Rima and Kura’s friends get caught by a stray fishing hook and will die if help doesn’t arrive soon! Watch to see how our Inutai gang raise the alarm to lend a helping hand.
Hōtaka 7 - Mate Kāinga Tahi
Pūkeko discovers a new type of waste that is spreading throughout his home along the waterway! The Inutai gang fly upstream to see exactly where this waste is coming from!
There are so many choices when it comes to the boil up, or the kaikōhua. Our mātanga talk to their favs!
Karena & Kasey Bird - Hōtaka 4 - Te Whakamā i te Hupa
Our mātanga take the humble soup of the kaikōhua to the next level!
Karena & Kasey Bird - Hōtaka 5 - Te Wheua Pēkena
The bacon bone! Join our mātanga as the present the bacon bone with a twist.
Karena & Kasey Bird - Hōtaka 6 - Te Wātakirīhi
Watercress! One of the most important ingredients in the boil up. Watch to see how our mātanga cook theirs
Karena & Kasey Bird - Hōtaka 7 - Te Whakarākei
Te Whakarākei! The garnish! Presentation is everything and our mātanga definitely excel in this space. Watch to see how they garnish Māoridom’s classic, the boil up.
Karena & Kasey Bird - Hōtaka 8 - Te Hora i te kai ki te Pereti
Some say we eat with our eyes. So feast on the presentation of our classic dish, of the boil up.
Karena & Kasey Bird - Hōtaka 9 - Ko te reo, ko te kai
Can you believe that our masterchefs have only been learning te reo Māori for 2 years?! Join our mātanga kai Karena & Kasey as they talk about how their love for kai has had an impact on their love for te reo Māori.
Takurua. Join Professor Rangi Matamua as he talks to the Takurua season. We talk about the Matariki cluster and how important it is in regulating the Māori year. We also discuss the 3 lunar months of this season, Pipiri, Hōngongoi & Hereturikōkā.
Hōtaka 2 - Kōanga
Kōanga. Join Professor Rangi Matamua as he talks to the Kōanga season. We talk about the signs of each lunar month that make up this season, Mahuru, Whiringa-ā-nuku & Whiringa-ā-rangi.
Hōtaka 3 - Raumati
Raumati. Join Professor Rangi Matamua as he talks to the Raumati season. We talk about the signs of each lunar month that make up this season, Hakihea, Kohitātea & Huitanguru. We also get a glimpse into the changes that are happening around us during this time of the year.
Hōtaka 4 - Ngahuru
Ngahuru. Join Professor Rangi Matamua as he talks to the Ngahuru season. We talk about the signs of each lunar month that make up this season, Poutūterangi, Paengawhāwhā & Haratua. We also get a glimpse into the changes that are happening around us during this time of the year.
The Pipi Mā crew are exploring again with Haumi, they meet the Pepeketua, the native frog that is only found in parts of Te Ika a Māui! This very special Pepeketua also knows sign language, whakamīharo!
Hōtaka 2 - Pā Onepū
Pipi Mā are exploring again with their friend, Haumi! This time they are off to the beach! Join us to see what they learn today, ka rawe tamariki mā!
Hōtaka 3 - Te Ikaroa
The Pipi Mā crew suit up into their magic kākāhu pōkai tuarangi, their space suits and learn more about Te Ikaroa, the Milky Way with Haumi! Ka rawe koe, e Hau!
Hōtaka 4 - Ngā Reo o te Ao Hurihuri
Join the Pipi Mā crew & Haumi as they visit different countries to learn more about their languages, ka wani kē hoki!
Hōtaka 5 - Pōpokorua
The Pipi Mā crew explore the world of the pōpokorua, the ant! They are joined by Waropai, te kaitiaki o te papa tākaro, ka rawe koe, e Waro!
Hōtaka 6 - Te Kauhoe
Te Kauhoe! The Pipi Mā crew head off to the pools for a dip! Luckily, their kaitiaki Waropai is there to make sure they are safe, me haumaru ki te wai, ka tika! Kia ora, e Waro!
Hōtaka 7 - Te Waiariki
Today the Pipi Mā crew go looking for Waropai, its cold outside and they are worried about him. They find Waropai relaxed and warm, join us to see how Waropai keeps himself warm on a cold winters day. Ka pai, e Waro!
Hōtaka 8 - Ngā Āhua
The gang are exploring with Waropai. He introduces the Pipi Mā crew to kuia pūngāwerewere. She shows the kids her weaving skills that were left to her by her ancestors, kei tawhiti kui pūngāwerewere!