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Heartland - East Coast

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1994

In this episode of the popular 1990s series, presenter Gary McCormick travels the 200 kilometres between Gisborne and the East Cape Lighthouse, and meets Ngāti Porou and Pākehā locals who appreciate the stark beauty of their region. In Tolaga Bay, the Atkins whānau saddle up and prepare for the region's horse sports event. McCormick talks forestry with fourth-generation farmer and poet Graeme Williams and watches the sun rise over sacred Mt Hikurangi. In Ruatōria, McCormick discusses community conflicts with a Māori Rastafarian group and, at show day, reveals a talent for picking prize-winning sheep.

Put it this way, I don't have any trouble remembering my wedding anniversary.
– Farmer Jeremy Williams on seeing his house burn down on his wedding day

Produced by

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Anson Grieve Productions

Source

Bruce Morrison

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air

Music

Song 'System Virtue' composed and performed by Emma Paki

Also featured: 'Te Kura O Manutahi' (traditional) and 'Manu Waiata' (traditional)