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Home Learning TV | Papa Kāinga TV

Home Learning TV | Papa Kāinga TV and Mauri Reo, Mauri Ora have finished broadcasting for now.

Home Learning TV | Papa Kāinga TV

This time around Home Learning TV | Papa Kāinga TV will take over TVNZ’s DUKE+1 daytime schedule between 9am and 1pm on week days, with programmes and lessons for children aged 2 to 11 years.

DUKE+1 is available on Freeview channel 18 (or Sky channel 504). Episodes will also be available OnDemand soon after the original broadcast.

Home Learning TV - TVNZ website

Drawings of tv screens with roofs above them, representing the home learning and papa kāinga tv channels

TV schedule

Friday 22 October

For the most up-to-date schedule, please check the TV guide on your television or device.

Printable version of TV schedule [PDF, 134KB]

Time Programme Description Audience
9.00am Karen's House Come to Karen O’Leary’s house every morning to learn through play. 2-5 year olds
9.10am Tamariki Takeover Showcasing tamariki from all over Aotearoa, giving us an insight into what our kids find most important to them. 5–7 year olds
9.15am Junior Wellbeing It's time to look after our wellbeing as we start of the day. 5–7 year olds
9.30am Maia the Brave Join the wonderful adventures of Maia the Brave and discover the how and why of the world around us! 5–7 year olds
9.35am Junior Literacy: Stung! Join Teina to find out about determination 5–7 year olds
10.00am Flash Join Flash the wildlife photographer as he finds and films amazing animals in Aotearoa. The canine crusader goes to crazy extremes to get the perfect photo - photography has never been so fun! 5–7 year olds
10.05am Junior Maths: Square patterns Join Suzy Cato to take a closer look at squares, and how to use them to form other shapes 5–7 year olds
10.25am Fanimals We join Baxter for an adventure in Food World, find out if you're one of this week's Clubhouse Cuties and Niamh shows us around her farm. 5-9 year olds
10.50am Junior Project: Bag of surprises Develop your curiosity skills with Tony and his bag of surprises 5-7 year olds
11.05am Kitchen Science Join Michelle Dickinson (Nanogirl & The Imaginauts) and her helpers as they create fun and exciting science experiments that you can do at home. Today, avocado dip. 5-9 year olds
11.10am Junior Te Reo Whaea Erina brings us today's junior lesson in Te Reo Maori. 5–7 year olds
11.35am Fanimals We check out some chooks with Poultry Judge Brian Glassey and another clubhouse pooch is ready to tackle Kuri Totika. 5-9 year olds
12.00pm Brain Busters Kiwi kids compete in a series of increasingly tricky challenges involving maths, memory, spelling and more - working towards the ultimate test of smarts and stamina, the Brain Buster! 5–7 year olds
12.25pm Middle Literacy: Hooked into writing part 2 Marissa Paniora’s lesson today is about using a plan to construct an opening paragraph that grabs the reader’s attention. 8-11 year olds
12.40pm Middle Science: Pūoru – The science of music and sound Explore the nature and properties of sound using everyday items as percussion instruments 8-11 year olds

Lesson plans and other resources that teachers, kaiako and whānau can use to support Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV programmes are available as part of the weekly schedules below.

Mauri Reo, Mauri Ora 

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For Mauri Reo, Mauri Ora visit the Māori Television website or the Kauwhata Reo website.

Māori Television website

Mauri Reo, Mauri Ora - Kauwhata Reo website


The Ministry of Education and Education Review Office have worked with a number of people and organisations to bring Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV to the learners of Aotearoa New Zealand.

We are very grateful to our partners at TVNZ for their educational support of our children and young people.

We would also like to acknowledge the following organisations that had the capacity to support us in developing lesson plans while schools were closed:

Organisation Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV
Cognition Education Ltd Junior Projects
Education Technology Junior / Middle Maths
Learning Solutions Junior / Middle Literacy
Massey University Junior / Middle Maths
Waikato University Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato

Science Learning Hub

Junior / Middle Science
Vision Education Junior / Middle Literacy
Dingle Foundation Junior Wellbeing
Learning Matters – Carla McNeil Junior Literacy