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Kaitangata Twitch

Television, 2010

Kaitangata Twitch follows the adventures of a 12-year-old girl facing 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 hometown of Governors Bay hometown. Newcomer Te Waimarie Kessell stars alongside Charles Mesure and George Henare (in a Qantas Award-winning turn). Twitch sold to ABC Australia and won awards in New Zealand and overseas, including Best Children's/Youth Programme at the Aotearoa Film and TV Awards.