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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).


A Series Perspective by Costa Botes 20.10.2008

Heartland grew out of the success of a one-off collaboration between presenter Gary McCormick and director Bruce Morrison. ...

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 Sean Duffy
 William Grieve
 John Patrick

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So cool... Loving families, great environment for kids, communities that play together, totally non-pretentious people, so much that I love about small town NZ

 Bev Stephens

Bev Stephens

Loved seeing the little girl eating a bowl of porridge and Mum preparing a cut lunch for her to take to school. What happened to those days?



Thats not Pow 6.42..



The lovely Kristen and Thea at a Tupperware party - how cute - and you didn't even live in Wainuiomata!!!



Piri Weepu at 6:42!

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