Raised in New Zealand by parents from Tokelau, What Now? presenter Jason Fa'afoi and his brother, reporter (and future MP) Kris have made their Wellington digs a Tokelau music free zone. In this documentary they join their parents and sister on a life-changing journey home. Aged 12, Dad Amosa was one of the first locals awarded a scholarship to be educated in NZ. Mother Metita left as part of a major resettlement plan. Neither has returned to Tokelau in 35 years. The Dominion-Post called the result “a great little documentary”; The Press rated it the best NZ documentary of 2004.
The Fa'afoi's are actually Tokelaun. But like a lot of New Zealand-born Islanders, the boys have never been home. They reckon their time to return home is now.– Narrator David Fane
Thanks to the Fa'afoi family, all the people of Fakaofo, Tokelau, NZ Television Archive, NZ Herald
Made with funding from NZ On Air