Matangireia, episode 1

If you’ve wondered where I’ve been over the last two weeks…

Busy with this.

Matangireia.

The new RNZ series explores the legacies of some our most important Māori politicians in six frank and open conversations.

Former Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei talks about the lesson from THAT election; Dame Tariana Turia opens up about the only two Labour MPs who spoke to her after she left the party over the foreshore and seabed; Tuariki Delamere admits when New Zealand First went with National he knew he’d be a one-term MP and Minister; Sandra Lee shares touching moments with her political hero and mentor, the late Matiu Rata; Tau Henare talks movingly about his grandfather, his son, and some of his beefs in Parliament; and Marama Fox straight talks it about the harsh realities of Parliament and MMP.

You can watch or listen to all six episodes here.

The series was made and produced by the Aotearoa Media Collective and funded by the RNZ/New Zealand On Air Joint Innovation Fund.