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Tame Iti - The Man Behind the Moko

Television (Full Length) – 2005

… I think that the majority of the people in this country, particularly Pākēha and Māori too, well they view me from split second images, six o’clock news TV1, TV3, it’s all crap. They got it wrong, I’m a nice guy, yeah true, I’m a pussycat…
– Tame Iti
He said 'I don’t want you to get arrested today son, cos I need someone to come and bail me out' …
– Wairere Iti
I see his moko as an absolute commitment to his hapu and his whānau
– Tama Poata, filmmaker
… He’s a passionate supporter of kaupapa Māori, absolutely in love with the reo and for me he was just about the best Māori language broadcaster that I had for a few years…
– Willie Jackson, broadcaster

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