Have you ever been to Kumara, a small town on the West Coast of the South Island? You might think it’s named after the vegetable, but it’s real name is actually Kohimara, after the native white flower. Or what about the Ngauranga Gorge in Wellington? It’s real name is Nga Uranga meaning the landing place of many waka.
Come join our presenters, Sonny Ngatai, Bobbie Millar and Te Ataakura Kupenga on a Tiki Town tour of Aotearoa, New Zealand. Tiki Towns explores the meaning and stories behind Māori place names and how they should be pronounced. Tiki Towns travels across Aotearoa from Ahipara to Hokitika covering 20 different cities, towns and suburbs.
Tiki Towns Season 2 is coming to Nickelodeon this September in celebration of Māori Language Week!