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There is No Time/Kāore He Wā

Bic Runga , Music Video – 2021

from the album Waiata/Anthems (2021)

Bic Runga (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rongomaiwahine) recorded 'Haere Mai Rā' /'Sway' in te reo Māori for 2019 compilation album Waiata/ Anthems. She returned for the 2021 docuseries of the same name. Runga focusses on "nailing" her song 'There is No Time'/'Kāore He Wā' and continuing her cultural journey. As a Chinese/Māori New Zealander Runga experienced racism firsthand, and faced a backlash when her views on racism in New Zealand hit the headlines in 2004. Runga delivers her "melancholic"' waiata, with a backup band that includes partner (and ex-Mint Chick) Kody Nielsen on drums.

Why was I made to feel like being Māori wasn't a good thing? It's odd.
– Bic Runga on growing up in Christchurch in the 1980s as a Māori/Chinese New Zealander

Key Cast & Crew

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Corinna Hunziker

Associate Director

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Julia Parnell

Director, Producer

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Hinewehi Mohi

Matanga Reo (Language Consultant), Producer

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Ollie Logan


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Colin Burrell

Sound Recordist

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Brett Wilkie

Production Manager

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Produced by


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Raukatauri Productions