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).
"It reminds me of a New Zealand version of Coronation Street — it's so friendly eh!"- A local Mum to Gary, on Wainui's charm
Anson Grieve Productions
The copyright for this title is held by Big Pictures Company and Bruce Morrison.
Made with funding from NZ On Air.