Exploring a number of diverse communities in the southern city of Invercargill, this episode of Neighbourhood visits New Zealanders originally from Samoa, Colombia and Brazil. This episode is led by Invercargill born-and-bred Asha Dutt, a model turned lawyer who is also the wife of long-running mayor Tim Shadbolt. Dutt brings her own personal experience of growing up in the south with Indian heritage to the conversation. Samoan artist and sculptor Johnny Reuelu Penisula is heavily featured, with other topics including Brazilian barbecue and Colombian traditional costume.
I love Invercargill with a passion. Sometimes it gets a raw deal from the rest of the country, but as someone who was born and raised here I know it's a unique and special place.– Presenter Asha Dutt