Kura Productions has launched it's ground-breaking new drama series Ahikāroa, created for Māori Television.
Ahikāroa will comprise of a sequence of 5 minute episodes which will be released online via Māori Television’s purpose built serial drama online page. In a New Zealand first, these webisodes will then be recompiled into half hour linear episodes which will be transmitted in primetime over a five week period.
The series will also comprise of a weekly linear language learning programme which will air after the primetime episodes using drama content from the plotlines to educate and illustrate the usage of te reo Māori in every day context.
Another component of Ahikāroa will see an immersive te reo Māori extension website developed, with the help of Satellite Media, which will extend language lessons learnt during the show and provide educational tools for further language development.
Click here to watch Ahikāroa