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Ngā Pakiaka

Ngā Pakiaka is a collective of rangatahi filmmakers aged 14 – 24 from across Aotearoa. 

We programme and present the Māoriland Rangatahi Film festival as well as present and do the Q & A’s for the Māoriland Film festival.

We facilitate rangatahi filmmaking workshops across NZ (16 workshops in 2020/21) and we make films and documentaries that get into festivals around the world.


Our Members

22 Te Aupouri

Aree Kapa

Te Aupouri
24 Ngāpuhi, Ihutai

Aydriannah Tuiali'i

Ngāpuhi, Ihutai
19 Fiji

Bai Buliruarua

22 Ngāti Whatua, Samoa

Bailey Poching

Ngāti Whatua, Samoa
22 Ngāti Wai, Ngāpuhi

Dakota Sorensen

Ngāti Wai, Ngāpuhi
15 Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Kapumanawāwhiti

Kaea Hakaraia-Hosking

Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Kapumanawāwhiti
19 Ngāti Porou, East Coast

Kararaina Ngatai Melbourne

Ngāti Porou, East Coast
24 Ngāti Maniapoto

Luke Moss

Ngāti Maniapoto
15 Ngāi Tūhoe/Ngāti Kahungungu

Matariki Black

Ngāi Tūhoe/Ngāti Kahungungu
19 Ngāti Hine, Ngai Tūhoe.

Ngato Zharnaye Livingstone

Ngāti Hine, Ngai Tūhoe.
17 Ngāti Kapu, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga

Oriwa Hakaraia

Ngāti Kapu, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga
15 Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Porou

Te Ākauroa Jacob

Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Porou
17 Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi

Te Mahara Tamehana

Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi
21 Tūhoe

Te Waiarangi Ratana

20 Te Rarawa, Ngāti Whātua, Numangatini

Tiana Pewhairangi Trego-Hall

Te Rarawa, Ngāti Whātua, Numangatini
17 Ngāti Maniapoto

Travis Mikaere

Ngāti Maniapoto

Our Work

We are advocates for rangatahi storytelling in film, digital media and creative technology. Our first audience is our peers – rangatahi Māori and iwi Taketake all over the world. 

We craft compelling media and are available for commissions. 

Our experience includes: 

  • Interviewing (in reo Māori and English)
  • Camera Operation
  • Sound Recording
  • Editing & Post-Production
  • Graphic Design
  • Social Media Content 

Ngā Pakiaka TV

NPTV  (Ngā Pakiaka TV)  is a multi-platform social storytelling community by rangatahi for rangatahi. 

Ngā Pakiaka interacts with rangatahi across Aotearoa and te Ao Taketake by sharing webisodes, stories, wall posts and kōrero on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.

Our Success


Oriwa wins GirlBoss Award

The GirlBoss Awards, now in their fifth year, honour girls and women aged 11-18, and work towards closing the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, maths, entrepreneurship and leadership. With just 3 per cent of funding going to female-led start-ups and only 3 per cent of New Zealand’s NZX chief executives being women, GirlBoss founder Alexia Hilbertidou believed this generation of young women can change that.

The innovation award went to Ngā Pakiaka‘s Oriwa Hakaraia (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Kapu).

Bub cast and crew - a group of people stand in front of a mural

Aotearoa’s youngest filmmakers 

Co-directors Oriwa Hakaraia and Te Mahara Tamehana, both 16, premiered their first-ever short film, Bub, at Toronto’s imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. Bub tells the story of a young boy who finds himself alone at home after school after his nana goes missing.

The Politics of Toheroa Soup: A Pūkōrero About Whānau and Me

The politics of toheroa soup is a pūkōrero (story) about the slow depletion of the toheroa, the Foreshore Resource Management act and the impacts on one west coast Northland Māori whānau.

Written by Tiana Trego Hall and published in Ata: Journal of Psychotherapy Aotearoa New Zealand

15 year old Kaea Hakaraia Hosking holds giant $5,000 cheque for 1st place with Indigihack mentors in front of Indigihack logo
15 year old Te Ākauroa Jacob holds a jimal - firestick with Deline and Luke Briscoe in front of Indigihack logo

Ōtaki Rangatahi win Sydney Hackathon

‘Indigenous knowledge will save the planet.’ This is the theme of the winning team’s entry in the inaugural INDIGI HACK, held in the lead up to Sydney Science Week.

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Nancy From Now On named New Zealand’s Best

A total of 91 films were submitted for this year’s New Zealand’s Best short film competition. NZIFF programmers Sandra Reid and Michael McDonnell and communications manager Rebecca McMillan viewed them all to draw up a shortlist of 12, from which director Jane Campion selected these six finalists. 

Bailey Poching stars in Nancy From Now On which was directed by Keely Meechan.