Tomorrow night on Tuesday the 12th of July at 8:30 pm, Maori Television will air Kiingitanga: The Untold Story, the first of a three part look in to the origins, past, present, and future aspirations of the Kiingitanga as a movement and as an institution. Kiingi Tuheitia and his family (Whare Ariki) feature significantly in this documentary and it has been eagerly anticipated.
Produced by Enter the Dragon Productions, the documentary was granted an unprecedented level of access to Turangawaewae Marae and the Office of the Kiingitanga, with director Mahanga Pihama having spent four years on development of the programme.
The Office of the Kiingitanga expects some degree of feedback which we believe could be both good and bad, we do however want to take that feedback seriously and consider it honestly. To that degree, we encourage you to contact us with your views. For any press enquiries, please contact Enter the Dragon Productions.
The series will also be available On Demand from the Maori Television website.