Ko Mauao te Maunga
Ko Kōpūrererua me Waikareao ngā Awa
Ko Tauranga te Moana
Ko Tākitimu te Waka
Ko Tamateapōkaiwhenua te Tangata
Ko Ngāti Ranginui te iwi
Ko Ngāi Tamarāwaho te Hapū
Ko Hūria te Marae
Ko Motuōpae te Urupa
Ko Maharaia Winiata tōku Tupuna koroua
Ko Micah Te Kaponga Winiata tōku ingoa
"Ina aro atu ana te oranga ki ngā mea pai, ka rere te wairua, ka taea ngā mea katoa"
- Dr Maharaia Winiata
'Te Kaponga' means 'The Capturing' in te reo and embodies our whanonga pono, our values:
to capture signifcant events and kaupapa to the Tauranga and wider rohe, transitioning Te Ao Māori into the digital era of storytelling. Kaponga Pictures Limited is a Tauranga Moana based film production company led by Micah as the company’s Creative Director.
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 a freelance Camera Operator / Editor. He regularly works on Te Ao Māori and Te Ao Pākēha kiriata.