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He Tāonga kōrero  - Spectrum in Te Araroa 1989

He Tāonga kōrero - Spectrum in Te Araroa 1989

The long-running documentary series Spectrum comes to an end on July 24 after 44 years on air. It's producers have covered a range of stories that captures the essence of the country. Te Ahi Kaa digs into the Spectrum Vaults and features stories from Alwyn Owen and Jack Perkins. Alwyn (Hop) Owen visited Te Araroa in 1989, a year after Cyclone Bola, he is there to capture impressions of the small East Coast township. He is at local rugby match between Hikurangi and Combined (Te Araroa and Ruatoria), he talks to the tea ladies fundraising for their marae, and meets a couple of pig hunters heading out into the bush under a full moon.

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