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Kāpiti Hono Tātati Hono - My Island, My Home Television (Full Length) – 2007 Documentary Māori

Kāpiti Hono Tātati Hono - My Island, My Home

Television (Full Length) – 2007 Documentary Māori

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This documentary explores the stories of the people who live at Waiorua Bay on bird sanctuary Kāpiti Island. John Barrett talks about his Kāpiti tīpuna, from bloody iwi battles, whaling and farming, to his whānau's consciousness of their kaitiakitanga (guardianship) role. It looks at DIY island life (exercycle-powered water pumps) and its development as an unique eco-tourism destination where kākā parrots and kererū flock, and kiwi and dodo-like takahē wander freely. Says Amo Barrett: "we've got a treasure here that we should share with others".