The creators of one of NITV's highest rating shows sits down with NITV Radio's Danny Teece-Johnson to discuss Maori culture, hunting, language and filmmaking.
Managing Director of Hikoi NZ Ltd, Piripi Curtis joined his brother Richard, a seasoned cameraman with over 20 years experience to form the company. The brothers share an interest in hunting, so through Richard's television contacts, the two went on the pitch a hunting show to Maori Television an indigenous television network in New Zealand and well the rest is history. Eleven years on Hunting Aotearoa continues to be one of the highest rating shows on Maori Television, enjoying a wide viewership throughout New Zealand. Hikoi operates from the geothermal tourist city of Rotorua. "Na to rourou, na taku rourou, Ka ora ai te iwi" - With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive" Whakatauki (Maori proverb)