Kaitangata Twitch follows the adventures of 12-year-old Meredith (Te Waimarie Kessell) who faces mysterious happenings on Kaitangata island. Meredith is the only one who can apprehend the island's 'twitch', and prevent tragedy repeating. The Māori Television series was directed from a Margaret Mahy story by Yvonne Mackay. It was filmed in Mahy's Governors Bay hometown. Newcomer Kessell stars alongside Charles Mesure and George Henare (in a Qantas Award-winning turn). Twitch sold to ABC Australia and won international awards.