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Namaste New Zealand (11) - Series Two, Episode Three

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2019

Magazine-style series Namaste New Zealand delves into the Indian experience in Aotearoa, with reporter Kadambari Raghukumar shining a spotlight on varied members of the Indian community. First, an Auckland boy crafts YouTube tutorials following an inspiring recovery from a life-threatening injury. Economist Harshel Chitale sheds light on the challenges facing migrants aiming to step onto the property ladder, and percussion performance group Rhythm 345 introduces the art of Chenda Melam from Kerala to New Zealand. For a flavorful finale, chef Vijay Ganesh shares a cherished South Indian recipe for iIdiyappum.

How this group started was with the intention . . . let's bring this art form to New Zealand and give it exposure here. And also with the intention that our kids, they don't get exposure to this, they don’t know what this is.
– Joby Cyriac on why Chenda Melam group Rhythm 345 began

Key Cast & Crew

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Laurie Clarke

Director, Producer, Editor

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Vincent Burke

Executive Producer

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Kadambari Raghukumar

Presenter, Reporter

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George Murahidy


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Saurav Roy Chowdhury

Editor, Additional Camera Operator, Research

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Emma Conroy

Production Manager

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Produced by

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Top Shelf Productions


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Top Shelf Productions