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Namaste New Zealand (5) - Series One, Episode Five

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2018

In this episode of Namaste the sacred month of Ramadan goes under the spotlight. Ikhlaq Kashkar, President of the New Zealand Muslim Association Ikhlaq Kashkari is the first guest. He discusses issues around cultural inclusion in New Zealand. Ramadan is a special time in the Muslim calendar, and Haji Master Abdul Salam explains its daily pattern of prayer, fasting and shared meals. Plus former rugby player Hinewai Pomare talks about why Kiwi women excel at the Punjab sport of kabaddi, and circus lover Rani Pillay has no regrets about leaving the corporate world for performing upside down on the 'silks'.

Kabaddi is very similar, in terms of the skills you need to play, to rugby and league, you know the same sort of things like speed and agility and tackling- which everyone seems to love in New Zealand...
– Hinewai Pomare on the appeal of Punjab sport of kabaddi to Kiwis and Māori wahine like herself

Key Cast & Crew

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Lisa Metivier

Producer, Field Director

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Kadambari Raghukumar


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Aaditya Singh


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Richard Harling


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Felicity Morgan-Rhind

Director - Cooking Segment

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Amy Barber

Sound Mix

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Top Shelf Productions