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He Kākano Ahau

15 EpisodesProduced by RNZWebsite

2x SEASONS. Exploring stories that are firmly rooted in our past to magically dream about the futures we want to create for ourselves. Made with the support of NZ On Air.

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Series 2 | Episode 7: Intergenerational Vision - He Kākano Ahau: Wawatatia

August 16th, 2021


In the final episode of He Kākano Ahau, we explore intergenerational visions, whakapapa, and future aspirations with a māmā-daughter duo, and a Māori futurist.

Series 2 | Episode 6: Tōku Reo, Tōku Ohooho - He Kākano Ahau: Wawatatia

August 9th, 2021


In the second of our reo-based episodes, we talk about the challenges that come with learning te reo as a second language.

Series 2 | Episode 5: Reimagining Justice - He Kākano Ahau: Wawatatia

August 2nd, 2021


In this episode, Kahu engages in wānanga with two kaikōrero advocates who are reimagining justice in Aotearoa - Awatea Mita and Emmy Rakete.

Series 2 | Episode 4: Mahinga Kai - He Kākano Ahau: Wawatatia

July 26th, 2021


We learn about traditional kai harvest practices as Mere Skerrett prepares for the imminent tītī harvest season in in Murihiku Southland. This episode is in Te Reo.

Series 2 | Episode 3: Ahi Kōmau - He Kākano Ahau: Wawatatia

July 19th, 2021


In an episode that is close to Kahu’s heart, we talk about how mātauranga Māori might help us find solution and understanding on the topic of suicide.

Series 2 | Episode 2: Reclamation - He Kākano Ahau: Wawatatia

July 12th, 2021


We meet three people working in different ways to revive and reclaim mātauranga Māori within a modern context.

Series 2 | Episode 1: Puoro in the City - He Kākano Ahau: Wawatatia

July 5th, 2021


We’re in Te Whanganui-a-Tara to meet three wāhine who work with taonga puoro. We ask why these taonga almost disappeared and what their dreams are for the future of the practice.

Trailer: Introducing He Kākano Ahau - Wawatatia - Listen now on

June 28th, 2021


Available July 6, 2021. The second season explores stories that are firmly rooted in our past to magically dream about the futures we want to create …

Episode 1: Tapu Te Ranga Marae - He Kākano Ahau

October 21st, 2019


When I came to the city I needed ground to stand on. That turanga waewae became Tapu Te Ranga Marae, tucked away in Island Bay, Wellington. You would …

Episode 2: Finding Space In Ōtautahi - He Kākano Ahau

October 21st, 2019


For this episode I went to Ōtautahi, Christchurch where we're looking at what it's like to move to the city today. From many perspectives, Christchurch seems a hard place to be Māori.

Episode 3: Decolonising Gender & Sexuality In Wellington City - He Kākano Ahau

October 21st, 2019


I have a hunch that the city might provide something unique to our people. This episode is about decolonising gender and sexuality in Wellington city.

Episode 4: Mana Whenua - He Kākano Ahau

October 21st, 2019


Under the guidance of two uri of Ngāti Whātua, I was able to visualise the land beneath my feet for the first time, and think more about how we keep our history alive in a concrete jungle.

Episode 5: What It Takes To Build An Indigenous Resistance Movement - He Kākano Ahau

October 21st, 2019


Thousands of supporters from Aotearoa and the world have been hosted at Ihumātao. For those who protect the land it has become more than a Māori issue.

Episode 6: Reconnection - He Kākano Ahau

October 21st, 2019


I think it's natural that a family, Māori and non-Māori, always has mysteries to uncover, whether or not you grew up knowing your whānau history, knowing your whakapapa or not.

Trailer: Introducing He Kākano Ahau - Listen now on

October 14th, 2019


In this Podcast Series, host Kahu Kutia challenges the assumption that to be urban and Māori means to be disconnected from your culture. Subscribe …

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