This show was possibly the most controversial edition of the Heartland series. After an obligatory historical preamble, explaining the state house roots of this working class dormitory suburb, Gary hits the rugby league club, local homes and Tupperware parties for some seriously extra-terrestrial encounters with Wainui-o-Martians. Chloe Reeves, with her squeaking voice, romantic dreams, and tiger slippers, proved to be unforgettable and became a national figure. In the second clip future All Black Piri Weepu holds a school road safety lollipop (around 6.40).
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Television, 1991 (Full Length Episode)
Features Wainui lad Tana Umaga, before he was famous
Television, 1987 (Full Length)
The doco that inspired that Heartland series
Short Film, 1980 (Full Length)
A documentary featuring Gary McCormick
Television, 1996 (Excerpts)
More from the Heartland series
Television, 1995 (Excerpts)
Gary McCormick hits the road with Sam Hunt
Television, 1989 (Full Length Episode)
Gary McCormick’s late 80s chat show
Short Film, 2013 (Full Length)
Another Wainui-o-martian journey