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Ngā Tohu: Signatures

Television (Full Length) – 2000

This multi award-winning 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 NZ 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

Acknowledgements

Partly funded by the Legal Services Board, Ministry of Justice

Made with funding from NZ On Air

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