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Ngā Pātītī Maota o te Kāinga - First Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2004

Lois Whāia McIver and legendary steel guitar player Ben Tawhiti host this show celebrating Māori music. In the first episode, the pair invite guests Dennis Marsh and Manu Harrison to share songs with the gathered crowd. From 80s classic 'The Power of Love' to Marsh’s Own 'Hāngi Tonight', the show highlights the talents of Māori musical legends, guided by Lois’s insatiable joy. Beginning with 'Tauranga Moana' and ending with a group performance of 'Pā Mai tō Reo Aroha', Ngā Pātītī Maota o te Kāinga ('The Green Green Grass of Home') invites us onto a sunny back lawn for an afternoon of live music.

Nā, ko tēnei kaupapa o tātou hei whakanui i te reo Māori hei whakaatu anō hoki i ētahi o ā tātou kaiwhakangahau Māori.
– Lois Whāia McIver

Key Cast & Crew

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Ben Tawhiti

Presenter, Performer

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Mere Johnston


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Manu Harrison


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Lois McIver


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Dennis Marsh


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Te Hira Henderson

Director, Producer

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Produced by

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White Gloves Television Productions