SpongeBob Tarau Porowhā is the Maori dub of SpongeBob SquarePants. Episodes are dubbed in Maori and air on Māori Television in New Zealand. The episodes are aired, but their air dates are unknown. It is part of International SpongeBob SquarePants.
|“||Maori Language Week, Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori, is intended to encourage New Zealanders to learn te reo Maori. We believe the SpongeBob Tarau Porowha shows will contribute to the education of New Zealand kids about te reo Maori – in a way that is fun.||”|
— John Bishara, CEO of Te Mangai Paho, the Maori Broadcasting Funding Agency
A new dub was commissioned for Māori Television who acquired the rights to air some Nickelodeon series dubbed in the language (and also funded by Te Māngai Pāho). The new dub started airing in July 2014 and various seasons have been transmitted.
- The logo of this dub is in English.
- Music in season 5 and later on play one semitone higher than normal, as with all other airings of season 5 and later in New Zealand.
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