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Koha - Māori Musicians

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1986

The artists profiled in this edition of the TVNZ Māori show share a heritage and the vicissitudes of life as professional musicians, but their fields and approaches to making music differ markedly. Entertainer Bunny Walters is rebuilding a career that became derailed after initial success with his hit 'Brandy'. Opera singer Richard Haeata is looking to make his way in a largely Pākehā world which he finds alienating in its individuality. And singer-songwriter Mahinārangi Tocker celebrates her gender and Māori identity but has little use for the music industry.

These hands weren’t made for lifting bricks.
– Bunny Walters

Key Cast & Crew

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Ernie Leonard

Producer, Director

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Rangikawhiua Chadwick

Research

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Mahinarangi Tocker

Subject

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Hinewehi Mohi

Research

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Debra Rewiti

Reporter

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Margaret O'Shea

Editor

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