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One Land - Full Series

Television (Full Length Episodes) – 2009

Over six episodes, award-winning reality show One Land has families living without power or running water, 1850s style. Two Māori familes arrive by waka at their new home: a purpose-built marae above the Firth of Thames. The larger family speak only te reo. The other identifies as European. Recreating changes that transformed Aotearoa, a Pākehā family arrive for their promised parcel of land. To get through this "social and cultural experiment" without starving, they'll need to trade with their neighbours. Later episodes feature rising tensions, a marriage proposal (episode three) and a sudden showdown (episode four).

It's pretty cool — but I don't think it's six weeks cool.
– Jessica Dalrymple describes her new home, in episode one

Produced by

  • Eyeworks New Zealand

  • Black Inc Media