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Welcome to Ten Canaries, a visionary production company changing the game in the film and television industry. Our mission is to create compelling content that showcases the unique stories and experiences of Māori communities while also fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for Māori creatives. 

Nau mai ki Te Toki Tūkanohi, he kaitohutohu whakaata i ngā kōrero me ngā hītori tuku iho o ngā hapori Māori. Ko tā mātau whāinga he whakatinana i ngā whakaaturanga e whakapau kaha ai te reo me ngā tikanga Māori, me te whakawhanaungatanga o ngā kaitohutohu Māori.

STOLEN LANDS | Betrayal of a Chief

This is the story of one of Aotearoa’s most compelling and misunderstood historical figures. In a thrilling five-episode series, we will cover the accusations, injustice and conspiracy that took place in Ōpōtiki in 1865, which led to the unjust execution of Te Whakatōhea Chief Mokomoko.

Release Date - April, 2023.

Te Kūiti tanga o Te Manawa | The Heart of Te Kūiti Pā.

The historic Te Kūiti Pa holds one of the oldest whare in Aotearoa, Te toka nganui a noho. Gifted to Taonui and Maniapoto by Te Kooti in 1872, it was a sanctuary for Te Kooti and symbolised resistance to colonisation. The grand whare was crafted using Wīwī, Raupo & Manuka bundles and officially opened in 1873 before King Tawhiao.

Release Date: 2022.

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