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Pounamu - Tahupotiki Wiremu Ratana

Television (Full Length) – 1990

The series Pounamu focused on the lives and deeds of Māori who played vital roles in the history of Aotearoa, including Te Kooti, Te Puea, Te Whiti, Āpirana Ngata, Guide Rangi and others. Made by the Māori Programmes Department of TVNZ, this episode features a re-enactment of part of the life of Prophet Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana (1873 - 1939). Ratana was a key influence in Māori politics and religion. For years virtually all Māori MPs were followers of the Ratana faith and supported the Labour Party on his instruction. The influence of Rātana remains strong.

Key Cast & Crew

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Morehu McDonald

Director, Producer

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Robin Kora

Research

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Dermot McNeillage

Editor

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from Te Māngai Pāho.