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The Life and Times of Te Tutu - 6 (Series One, Episode Six) Television (Full Length Episode) – 2000 Māori Comedy

The Life and Times of Te Tutu - 6 (Series One, Episode Six)

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2000 Māori Comedy

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This topic of the sixth episode of this Māori/Pākehā satire is 'war'. Irish Colonel North (played by veteran actor Ian Mune) and his British Army soldiers arrive, on their way north to fight Hōne Heke — provoking chief Te Tutu (Pio Terei) and Ngāti Pati into action. Te Tutu’s warmongering with the settlers includes mooning, flagpole-felling and insulting Mr Vole's long-suffering wife (Emma Lange). When the signals aren’t picked up, a stolen rooster gets things moving. A fierce haka is answered by a traditional English song: 'Old Macdonald had a farm'.

Every time we go to war, your grandmother dies: how many have you lost now? 12?
– Hine Toa (Rachel House) to Tu Meke (William Davis), as he tries to dodge conscription