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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 presentlife, 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 (Whāingaroa), 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 (Whāingaroa).

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Year 1974

Reference number F3244

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Series TANGATA WHENUA. The People Of The Land

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 0:43:48

Production company PACIFIC FILMS

Viewing locations Digital file available to view at medialibrary, Wellington

Taonga Māori Collection Yes

Credits 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

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