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Reel Life in Porirua (Pataka Screenings)


Sat 27 Jun 2015, 1:00pm–2:15pm
Sat 27 Jun 2015, 3:00pm–4:15pm

Where: PATAKA Art + Museum, Cnr Parumoana and Norrie St, Porirua - Mana, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision and Heritage New Zealand present a special film programme celebrating the history of Porirua through the moving image.

Porirua, its land, buildings, and people are shown through a compilation of 20 film and television clips (1932 - 2008) drawn from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision's collection.

The earliest film on the programme shows Kodak staff picnicking at Titahi Bay in 1932. Another historic film, "The Birth of a City" (1965), was filmed in colour by Hilda Brodie–Smith.

A highlight of the programme is "Tangata Whenua Tūrangawaewae. A Place to Stand" (1974). This film documents how people in Porirua set up an urban marae in the early 1970s. Maraeroa Marae was a “place to stand” for Māori, Pasifika and Pākehā.

In a 1998 clip The Bay Boys tell tales of surfing. The massive explosions used in Peter Jackson’s movie "Bad Taste" (1988) are also featured.

More recent items include a Tokelauan Community Fashion Show, a visit by Beat boxer Dougie B to Cannon’s Creek and much more…

Koha appreciated.