Move over Lucky Dip, the kids are coming to town in BRAIN BUSTERS reo Māori version, presented by co-hosts, Ahikāroa star Turia Schmidt-Peke, popular TV personality Sonny Ngatai and the “O.G.” Brain Buster himself, Chris Kirk.
BRAIN BUSTERS, funded by Te Māngai Pāho, premieres weekdays at 5.30 PM from Monday 30 October on Whakaata Māori and MĀORI+.
Producer Antony Miller, of Whitebait Media says BRAIN BUSTERS brings together rangatahi from all corners of Aotearoa to test their smarts, speed and strength as they face off in challenges.
“Memory, specialist subjects, and physical ability are all tested before the winner gets their chance to play for a cash prize,” says Antony Miller.
“As the longest-running kids game show in Aotearoa we wanted to do something different and created a 10-episode special in fluent te reo Māori. The contestants are from full immersion kura and the kaupapa Māori-themed challenges showcases their reo, tikanga, and mātauranga Māori.”
“We place our players at the centre of all we do by providing an experience that respects and empowers them through every step of their BRAINBUSTERS journey.
“This is manaakitanga in action," says Antony.
The show starts with a quickfire buzz in Pūmahara, the first round.
This is then followed by specialist subject rounds where a contestant can choose a round based on maths, spelling, science, history/pop culture, memory or te ao Māori.
The top two contestants then battle it out on the epic ultimate obstacle course.
The BRAIN BUSTER is where the winner goes on to the final round to win an epic cash prize.