TANGATA WHENUA. THE SPIRITS AND THE TIMES WILL TEACH
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The first programme in the landmark six-episode television series, “TANGATA WHENUA. The People Of The Land”.
Part 1 - In Those Times: Ngākahikatea Wirihana reminisces about her early life at the time of King Mahuta.
Part 2 - Moko: Herepo Rongo is the last woman with moko kauae in the Poihākena community. Māori elders discuss the significance of moko kauae and the role of the kuia who still have them.
Part 3 - Herepo's Place: Herepo revisits places of her youth and discusses her present life, looking after her mokopuna. She emphasises the value of land and describes how her community at Raglan lost its land to the government during the war and how the local authorities turned it into a golf course. Features Eva Rickard and family.
Features (in order of appearance): Ngākahikatea Wirihana (Waikato), Te Uira Manihera (Waikato), Herepō Rongo (Waikato), Piri Poutapu (Waikato), Rangi Ruri (Ngāi Tūhoe), Te Kani Poata, (Ngāti Porou), Mākere Hose (Waikato), Tex and Tuaiwa Hautai Eva Rickard, the Rickard and Kereopa families (Waikato).
Reference number F3244
Collection Film and Video Collection
Media type Moving Image
Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA
Production company PACIFIC FILMS
Taonga Māori Collection Yes
Features (In Order Of Appearance): Ngākahikatea Wirihana (Waikato)
Features (In Order Of Appearance): Te Uira Manihera (Waikato)
Features (In Order Of Appearance): Herewini Waikato
Features (In Order Of Appearance): Piri Poutapu (Waikato)
Features (In Order Of Appearance): Rangi Ruri (Tūhoe)
Features (In Order Of Appearance): Te Kani Poata
Features (In Order Of Appearance): Tex
Features (In Order Of Appearance): Eva Rickard
Features (In Order Of Appearance): The Rickard
Features (In Order Of Appearance): Kereopa Families (Waikato)
Director: Barry Barclay (Ngāti Apa)
Producer: John O'Shea
Conversations Conducted: Te Uira Manihera
Conversations Conducted: Michael King
Translations: Te Uira Manihera
Translations: Bill Parke
Read: Bill Kerekere
Script: Michael King
Script: Barry Barclay (Ngāti Apa)
Cameraman: Keith Hawke
Sound Recordist: Craig McLeod
Sound Mixer: Don Reynolds
2nd Unit Cameraman: Rory O'Shea
Assistant Cameraman: Peter Jones
Assistant Editor: Vicki Quilt
Graphics: Terence Taylor
Editor: Ian John
Executive Producer For Nzbc: Michael Scott-Smith