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Whānau (2001)

Television (Full Length Episodes) – 2001

It's a huge honour as a documentary maker to be welcomed into their lives and shown a level of trust.
– Writer/director Kay Ellmers on the Whānau documentary series
I wanted to have a baby when I got my degree. I didn't tell you that eh?
– Mereana eyes up the possibility of baby number five
We're trying to recreate the tikanga of birth here, within the modern world.
– Midwife Kay Palmer talks about birthing the Māori way
He's still got his Pākehā ways but you know, I've got my Māori ways, too.
– Hirini Maika talks about warming to son-in-law Joe
It was pretty freaky at first...I was scared of confronting her parents. That was the hardest bit.
– Neil Glassie talks about finding out his partner was pregnant