Anthology series Mataku featured Māori stories involving the supernatural. In this early episode, Temuera Morrison introduces the story of sisters Nola and Naera, who are playing in the forest when they have a frightening encounter. Mysterious patupaiarehe (fairies) are implicated, which haunt Nola as an adult (played later in the excerpt by Mamaengaroa Pere, who won acclaim as Grace Heke in Once Were Warriors). Noted Māori artist Gordon Toi (aka Gordon Hatfield) plays the dodgy man in the bar. Carey Carter's story was based on two girls who went missing near Waikaremoana.
For safe passage through their domain, an offering was made for them.– One of the characters describes the patupaiarehe (fairies)
Traditional Māori instruments performed by Hirini Melbourne
Nola's song 'For Eternity' written and composed by Kipa Royal, and sung by Taisha Khutze