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Namaste New Zealand (13) - Series Two, Episode Five

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2019

Work hard, stay honest and accept yourself are words of advice from inspirational Indians in this episode of magazine-style series Namaste New Zealand. Presenter Kadambari Raghukumar interviews former restaurant owner Shiraz Hajee about his journey from working 18 hour-plus days to becoming debt free. Teenager Muskan Devta, an author and inspirational speaker, shares her lived experience with disability. Events organiser Murali Kumar discusses nearly 20 years of Diwali celebrations in Auckland, while chef Anthony D’Cunha cooks a popular Goan snack, beef croquettes.

The first thing I see is the clear blue sky which is uncommon in India — you can see nothing but smoke. I realised that this is called quality of life.
– Former businessman Shiraz Hajee on his first impression of New Zealand

Key Cast & Crew

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Kadambari Raghukumar


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George Murahidy


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Vincent Burke

Executive Producer

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Laurie Clarke

Director, Producer, Editor

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Sonia Chaudry


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Emma Conroy

Production Manager

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