Play

00:00

/

00:00

Full screen
Video quality

Low 0 MB

High 0 MB

HD 0 MB

Captions
Volume
Volume

One Land - First Episode Television (Full Length Episode) – 2009 Te Reo Reality TV

One Land - First Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2009 Te Reo Reality TV

Start video player
It's pretty cool — but I don't think it's six weeks cool.
– Jessica Dalrymple on her new home
The premise for the show is the sort of thing that causes New Zealand on Air executives to wet their panties.
– Deborah Hill Cone reviews the first episode, The Herald on Sunday, 14 December 2009
...I know already, along with the cured eel and wet crinolines, there is going to be lots of hugging and lots of learning between the Pākehā and Māori families ... who knew the company that brought us Celebrity Treasure Island could be so restrained and scholarly?
– Deborah Hill Cone reviews the first episode, The Herald on Sunday, 14 December 2009
No electricity. No toilets. No running water. Not even the basics of modern day life. Instead they must struggle with whalebone corsets, waka, and depending on each other for their survival.
– Narrator Rachel House
It was very important to be true to the time period to have fluent Māori spoken on the pā and a very important part of getting this cultural and social experiment right. This is a huge leap forward for Māori language to be integrated into the series as part of everyday life.
– One Land executive producer Bailey Mackey
What would happen if you went back in time to live here? New Zealand as it was in the 1850s — a land where our Māori and European ancestors lived side by side.
– Narrator Rachel House