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Mataku - The Fishing Trip (Te Hi Ika) Television (Excerpts) – 2002 Drama Te Reo Māori

Mataku - The Fishing Trip (Te Hi Ika)

Television (Excerpts) – 2002 Drama Te Reo Māori

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With each chilling tale "of the unexplained and unexpected" introduced by Temuera Morrison Rod Serling-style, Mataku was described as a Māori Twilight Zone. The award-winning bilingual series explored dramatic tales steeped in the supernatural world of Māori. Mataku was produced by Māori writers, directors and actors; and was a strong international and domestic success. Tension mounts in the excerpt from episode nine from the second series: when a group of old mates reunite to go fishing one of them has a long-kept secret, and terror lurks in the deep. 

Key Cast & Crew

Carey Carter

Director, Producer, Writer

Bradford Haami


Phil Adams

As: Bill


Made with funding from NZ On Air and Te Mangai Paho with support from the New Zealand Film Commission and TV3.



Music by Hirini Melbourne, Frank Marinthe.