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Ngati Porou East Coast 2001 - True Colours Television – 2002 Sport Documentary Māori

Ngati Porou East Coast 2001 - True Colours

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“1-2-3, Ngāti!” This is a behind the scenes look at the Ngāti Porou East Coast Rugby team’s 2001 campaign. Beginning with a Ruatoria marae live-in, the film follows the team’s unlikely efforts to win National Provincial Championship’s 2nd Division. The classic underdog story captures grassroots rugby’s strong community ties. The secret weapon of NZ’s only iwi-founded union? “Whānau spirit”. As prop Orcades Crawford says: “when you put on a sky blue jersey it’s totally different to anything else - it’s probably better than the All Blacks [jersey]!”

Key Cast & Crew

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Maraki Parata

Producer, Director, Writer, Composer

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Mere Waaka

Field Director

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Kahu Waitoa

Composer

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Mauri Ora Productions

Rights

The copyright for this title is held by Mauri Ora Productions Ltd.

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air

 

Music

Music by Maraki Parata, Andrew McGrath, Kahu Waitoa and Hirini Melbourne