Season 1

Season 1, Episode 3 - The Power of Gifts

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The hero artefact is a hoe, gifted by Maori on the East Coast, to crew of the Endeavour in 1769. This exchange was the first peaceful encounter between Maori and Europeans in the early contact period.

Season 1, Episode 2 - Tangata Whenua

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The hero artefact is the Puketoi kete. Like a travelling suitcase, it contained several practical items used by early Maori as they moved around the South Island.

Season 1, Episode 1 - Star Travel

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In this episode the hero artefact is Paikea, a carved tekoteko and we consider our history of Polynesian navigation and the old myth that Polynesians ended up in Aotearoa by chance.

Season 1, Episode 6 - The Call Of The Huia

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Beginning with some remarkable Huia bird specimens, this episode challenges us to learn from our past and to think carefully about the sort of Aotearoa we want to leave our children.

Season 1, Episode 5 - In Pursuit Of Harmony

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The hero artefact is an ancient putorino, a unique Maori instrument. This episode considers the effect of the introduction of Western musical instruments on the use of traditional taonga puoro.

Season 1, Episode 4 - Threads That Bind

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The hero artefact is a black and white dress worn by former Labour MP Whetu Tirakatene-Sullivan. This episode explores the power and potency of clothing and adornment.