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The Life and Times of Te Tutu - 2 (Series One, Episode Two)

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2000

This turn of the century comedy series was a satirical look at colonial life through the eyes of moderately hapless Māori chief Te Tutu (Pio Terei). Complications from over-fishing of kai moana (seafood) are the main plot spurs of this second episode. Meanwhile a newcomer to Aotearoa – Herrick's brother, an English army toff played by Charles Mesure (Desperate Housewives, This is Not My Life) – attracts the attention of Hine Toa (Rachel House), and hatches an evil plan (‘MAF’: Murder All Fishes). Meanwhile the patronising Vole continues his campaign of colonisation.

Hine! Stop playing with that Pākehā!
– Te Tutu (Pio Terei) to Hine (Rachel House) as she sizes up Major Herrick (Charles Mesure)

Key Cast & Crew

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Charles Mesure

As: Major Herrick

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Pio Terei

As: Te Tutu, Music - Vocals

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Matt Bowkett


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Ray Lillis

Writer, Producer, Creator

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Chris Graham (actor)

As: Chief Hoha

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Jonny Brugh

As: Herrick

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Produced by

Pipi Productions