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Heartland - Wainuiomata

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1994

This episode was probably the most controversial edition of the Heartland series. Presenter Gary McCormick visits the sometimes maligned working class dormitory suburb near Wellington, hitting local sports fields, homes and Tupperware parties. He meets everyone from cheerful league coaches and builders remembering the challenges of getting supplies up the hill, to the woman many would not forget: Chloe Reeves, with her squeaking voice, distinctive fashion sense and tiger slippers. There is also a fleeting glimpse of future All Black Piri Weepu, holding a school road safety lollipop.

The show outraged residents who said it made the area look like the 'slum of the Hutt Valley', and Pencarrow MP Trevor Mallard lodged a formal complaint that it breached the Broadcasting Act's good taste and balance provisions.
– Dominion article on reaction to this episode, November 1994

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