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Pounamu - Tahupotiki Wiremu Ratana Television (Full Length) – 1990 Documentary Te Reo Māori

Pounamu - Tahupotiki Wiremu Ratana

Television (Full Length) – 1990 Documentary Te Reo Māori

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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

Morehu McDonald

Director, Producer

Robin Kora

Research

Dermot McNeillage

Editor