The Māori legend of Hatupatu, the son of a Māori chief, is told by the use of plasticine puppets. Hatupatu’s people lose their mauri and Hatupatu finds it in the lair of Kurangaituku, the Bird Woman’s lair.
000:13 ‘Many years ago -- there dwelt in the land of Aotea - roa a Maori boy named Hatupatu.
Ill fortune beset his tribe, for their mauri (talisman) which protected them from evil had been stolen.’
006:03 ‘So it is to this day Hatupatu’s Rock stands near Lake Taupo -- travellers gaze at those terrible claw marks and leave a sprig of manuka to bring good fortune.’