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Aotearoa Hip Hop Summit

Television (Full Length) – 2001

The Aotearoa Hip Hop Summit held in Auckland 2001, was the biggest hip hop event ever staged in New Zealand. This documentary showcases the hottest names in the four elements of NZ hip hop: break dancers, graf artists, MCs and DJs. Featuring international acts from Germany and Australia, with Ken Swift representing old skool break dancing from New York and Tha Liks from Los Angeles. Local acts include Che Fu, Te Kupu, King Kapisi, P Money and DJ Sir-Vere. Presenters are Hayden Hare and Trent Helmbright.

[on the DJ community] We've all sort of been in the battles and seen each other over the last 2 years basically. It's kind of like a nice little crew that's getting together. It's like meeting old friends y'know. We get together, we talk about DJ-ing and stuff and just what's been happening in each other's little lives.
– P. Money

Key Cast & Crew

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Brendon Butt


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Claudette Hauiti


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Trent Helmbright


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Hayden Hare


Produced by

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Claudette Hauiti


Made with funding from NZ On Air