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NZ On Air 30th Birthday - The New Zealand Wars

Web (Full Length) – 2019

...it really changed my perception of a whole range of things about New Zealand, and I realised I thought I knew New Zealand history — and I didn’t.
– Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy on series The New Zealand Wars
I remember vividly that I had several months by way of research and connecting with tribes, to go and see all these tribes and discuss these histories of them was wonderful. I loved it.
– Tainui Stephens, director of The New Zealand Wars series
We'll always need programmes like this ... it's just part of our responsibilities as storytellers to tell of who we are, what we are, what we can be. The New Zealand Wars was merely an opportunity to tell an important story to our country from a Māori perspective, with intellectual Pākehā rigour and with a lot of aroha all around.
– Tainui Stephens, director of The New Zealand Wars series