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Namaste New Zealand (1) - First Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2018

It's a visual and culinary feast on the first episode of this Hindi and English-speaking magazine-style show, as presenter Kadambari Raghukumar learns to cook perfect rice and coconut appams (fluffy pancakes) with chef Vijay Ganesh. There's cows and organic vegies at the Shri Ram flower and vegetable farm in West Auckland and Fijian Indian businessman Nasir Ali talks quality tailoring. Social worker Nilima Venkat discusses her journey from lonely immigrant to general manager of the Shanti Niwas Charitable Trust, and there's a profile of Siona Fernandes, a former Olympic boxer and skilled Indian classical dancer.

The one big thing that always resonates through boxing for me, is the humility that goes with it. You know you could be a champion one day but you could be knocked out the next. So it constantly keeps me in touch with the ground.
– Former Olympic boxer Siona Fernandes on her chosen sport

Key Cast & Crew

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Aaditya Singh


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Kadambari Raghukumar

Field Director, Presenter

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Richard Harling


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Felicity Morgan-Rhind

Director - Cooking Segment

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Lauren Wellbrook


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Lisa Metivier


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Top Shelf Productions