TŌKU PEPEHA
 


Ko Mauao te Maunga
Ko Kōpūrererua, Ko Waikareao ngā Awa
Ko Tauranga te Moana
Ko Tākitimu te Waka
Ko Tamateapōkaiwhenua te Tangata
Ko Ngāti Ranginui, Ko Ngāti Porou ngā iwi
Ko Ngāi Tamarawaho te Hapū
Ko Huria te Marae
Ko Motuōpae te Urupa
Ko Maharaia tōku Tupuna
Ko Rawiri tōku Pāpā
Ko Micah Te Kaponga Winiata tōku ingoa

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Te Kaponga translated into English means the capturing and embodies the company’s rationale towards storytelling: to capture the stories of our people, land, and history.

Kaponga Pictures Ltd is a Tauranga Moana based film Production Company dedicated to the authentic telling of local stories from our iwi, artists, and community. Led by Micah Winiata as the company’s Creative Director, Kaponga Pictures collaborates with other kiwi creatives and tangata whenua to capture the values our stories have and translate them into universal stories for our greater understanding and education of indigenous cultures.

 

Micah Te Kaponga Winiata has studied at the New Zealand Broadcasting School in Ōtautahi, Christchurch and at Columbia College Chicago. With extensive experience in media and film production, Micah is a narrative film Producer, a documentary Director and Camera Operator, and accompanies a variety of skillsets in Editing, Assistant Directing, and Production Managing.