Maui TV Productions of Rotorua will launch it's new documentary series Nga Tangata Taumata Rau - Nga Tamariki O Te Kohu on Maori Television.

The premiere episode will screen tomorrow night at 8.30pm.

The 26-part series exposes viewers to the Tuhoe dialect while learning more about the lifestyle and values of the Ngai Tuhoe people.

The series is presented by Mere McLean, a journalist for Maori Television's news programme Te Kaea.

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The programme was made with funding by Te Mangai Paho and will feature an array of individuals who live in Te Urewera - from Ruatoki, Ruatahuna, Waikaremoana, Waiohau and Waimana.