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Shortland Street - Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Television (Excerpts) – 2021

In this special episode Shortland Street celebrates Te Wiki o te reo Māori (Māori Language Week) by using New Zealand's native language in a major storyline, and displaying subtitles in te reo Māori and English. In this excerpt teen Tillie Samuels (Tinihuia Lee-Lemon) puts her hand up to lead a cultural performance, and has a tender moment backstage with Arepa Dewes (Paku Fernandez). Chris Warner's art collection is threatened at a boozy nurses' lunch and Madonna (Marianne Infante) feels guilty about letting loose. Back at the performance, proud dad TK (Ben Mitchell) watches his daughter shine.  

To celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2021, not only will Shortland Street tell a complete story predominantly in te reo, but for the first time, we will also subtitle the entire week of episodes in the language,
– Producer Oliver Driver, in a September 2021 press release

Key Cast & Crew

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Ben Mitchell

TK Samuels

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Marianne Infante

As: Madonna Diaz

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Mia Blake


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Oliver Driver


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Annette Morehu

Kaituhi, Kaituhituhi

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Ngahuia Piripi

Esther Samuels

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