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Maranga Mai - Teherenui Koteka

18m Drama 2022

In 2022, Māori and Pasifika writers’ collective, Maranga Mai, launch their audio drama series – with the five part series featuring new writing by Tina McNicholas, Sandra Tisam, Sherilee Kahui, Teherenui Koteka and Stevie Greeks.

Written as part of writing festival Breaking Ground in Lockdown 2020 and recorded in April 2021 in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington, with a cast of over 20 actors.

Written by Teherenui Koteka, Te Maunga, Te Toa e Manakia, is set in a world estranged from Indigenous values, an offer arises forcing two cousins to decide the fate of their ancestral home.

This is a work of fiction. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, is purely coincidental.

Director

Stevie Greeks

Director

Tāne Rolfe

Directors Mentor

Hone Kouka

Engineer

Karnan Saba

Composer

Karnan Saba

Dramaturg

Ahi Karunaharan

Production Assistant

Samoana Nokise

Co-Producer

Hone Kouka

Co-Producer

Mīria George

Languages

English, Cook Islands Māori

Country

New Zealand

Studio

Tawata Productions