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Untold Pacific History - excerpts

Web (Excerpts) – 2021

These excerpts are from Untold Pacific History, which was named Best Pacifica Programme at the 2021 NZ TV Awards. The "often provocative" five-part series explores stories from Fiji, Niue, Samoa, Rarotonga and the Pacific community of South Auckland. These excerpts are taken from episodes exploring the murder of an unpopular Kiwi diplomat in Niue, land rights issues involving a derelict hotel in Raratonga, and immigration and political instability in Fiji. Shimpal Lelisi presents the first excerpt. Untold Pacific History shines a light on little known stories involving Pacific history, and the part Aotearoa has played in it. 

Land ownership is one of the worst things in the Polynesian culture. We will be friends today and we will fight each other tomorrow over land.
– Raratongan elder Mike Tavioni, in episode four

Key Cast & Crew

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Tofilau Afa Rasmussen

Camera Operator

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Shimpal Lelisi

Presenter (episode one), Research, Camera Operator

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Lisa Taouma


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Sefa Taouma

Sound Mix

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Tuki Laumea

Director, Editor, Camera Operator, Narrator of episodes four & five

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Tim Burnell

Radio New Zealand Commissioner

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