This Arthur Everard-directed documentary pursues four young Māori - Ripeka, Moana, Grace and Phillip - as they transition from school, whānau and rural life To Live In the City. The film follows them as they arrive in Wellington and attend a pre-employment course run by The Department of Māori Affairs which offers accommodation and advice on employment options. A 1991 sequel To Live in the City 24 Years On, picked on the lives of the four, now middle aged.
I don't like having to use the kids to help out on the farm. When they grow up, I'd rather have them leave than depend on them all the time.– Tapua Hipere (farmer - Okaihau)
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