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Chinks, Coconuts and Curry-munchers

Television (Full Length) – 2002

Chinks, curry-munchers and coconuts. You know they're all words that I think most New Zealanders — most honest ones — would admit to having used at one stage.
– Oscar Kightley, one of those interviewed in the documentary
I think the Asian community will only truly be welcomed with there's an All Black with the surname 'Wong' ...
– Oscar Kightley
But the young people surprised me. It was like, 'Bring it on. Call me whatever you like, we own those identities now'. They're proud to be 'coconuts' or whatever.
– Director Libby Hakaraia, in The NZ Herald, 13 November 2002