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Ngāti Porou East Coast 2001 - True Colours

Television (Full Length) – 2002

"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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Hirini Melbourne

Composer

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Neil Waka

Narrator

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Colin Hogg

Script Editor

See all 15 credits

Produced by

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Mauri Ora Productions

Source

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Mauri Ora Productions

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air

 

Music

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

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