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Native Affairs - Series 11, Episode Three

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2017

Māori Television’s award-winning news and current affairs show took its bold name from a colonial government department. This 2017 episode profiles four non-conformists: Mongrel Mob boss Rex Timu’s war on P; Raihania Tipoki's waka protest against East Coast oil surveying; Taranaki mother Tina Tupe's preparations for her own tangi; and globetrotting screenwriter David Seidler. Seidler makes an annual trip to a Tarawera cabin – he has a Kiwi son to a Māori woman – and talks about his Oscar-winning movie The King’s Speech, and his admiration for kapa haka.

As long as my mind works, I will continue to create.
– David Seidler, on when he'll stop writing

Key Cast & Crew

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Wepiha Te Kanawa

Reporter

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Renee Kahukura-Iosefa

Reporter

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Oriini Kaipara

Presenter

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Carmen Parahi

Producer

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David Seidler

Subject

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Aroha Treacher

Reporter

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