Māpuna : RNZ's new programme showcasing Māori from across Aotearoa

12:00 pm on 5 February 2022

RNZ National is today launching a magazine-style show called Māpuna which will be hosted by acclaimed broadcaster Julian Wilcox (Ngāpuhi, Te Arawa).

Julian Wilcox

Julian Wilcox will be hosting Māpuna. Photo: RNZ

The show will be broadcast every Saturday after the midday news and feature Māori from across Aotearoa including sports legends, business leaders, artists and community advocates.

"The intention of our programme is to give focus to the tremendous things people are doing in the community, and also learn from their experience and expertise to help others throughout the country. 'He kura tangata, he puna kōrero.' Each guest will offer unique, deep, and wonderful insight," Wilcox said.

Listen to the new show live here

RNZ chief executive and editor-in-chief Paul Thompson said the broadcaster was delighted to have secured the renowned presenter to host and shape the show that will showcase Māori talent and stories.

Wilcox is also co-hosting RNZ's Waitangi Day coverage tomorrow with Māni Dunlop from 8am to midday on RNZ National.