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Ngā Tohu: Signatures Television – 2000 Drama Māori

Ngā Tohu: Signatures

Television – 2000 Drama Māori

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This TV drama follows a whānau taking a claim to the Waitangi tribunal, over plans by a Pākehā neighbour to build a resort on disputed land. Ngā Tohu jumps between the present day and 1839/40, when Māori chiefs were canvassed to support the Treaty of Waitangi and a settler makes an equivocal land deal with Chief Tohu (George Henare). The exploration of the Treaty's evolving kaupapa is effectively humanised by an age-old love story, and it scored multiple drama gongs at 2000's TV Awards. Director Andrew Bancroft wrote the teleplay with playwright Hone Kouka.

This place will be the new Sydney
– Colonial developer Arthur Wardstone (Craig Muller)

Produced by

  • Manukau Films

  • Legal Services Board

Source

Manukau Films

Availability

To order email: tennille.maxey@justice.govt.nz

Acknowledgements

Partly funded by the Legal Services Board, Ministry of Justice