Aroha: episode guide


Mataora

Episode 1
New Zealand: June 28, 2001
Screenplay by Karen Sidney
Directed by Sally-Anne Kerr

Matiu and Wai are having problems. Ever since Matiu came back from his last SAS (Elite Squad of NZ Army) mission, he has been a different man, a broken man. He must wage a fight within himself that will make or break their loving marriage.

Starring: Rena Owen as Wai, Te Kauri Wihongi as Matiu, Wi Kuki Wihondi as Matiu, Leo Tahitahi as Hui, Mereku Lutui-Matthews as Marama, Sonny Kirikuri as Te Taroiwa, Hera Dunleavy as Jen, Stuart Turner as Brett, Anaru Baker as Tim, Sei Lo Tan as Manka, jason Nathan as Nikora, Aaron Whitehead as Ben, Daniel Miller as Tony, Jack Zranuirminin as Hoia Ahia, Mana Tamepo-Sines as Tony

Tiare

Episode 2
New Zealand: Monday, July 05, 2001
Canada: Wednesday October 01, 2004 (APTN)
Screenplay by Briar Grace-Smith
Directed by Melissa Wikaire

Everybody loves Charlie, the sweet, shy young Rastafarian. He's in love with Erana, but can he ever tell her? He's keeping a secret from his sister, who has love troubles of her own. And he's trying to help his Father, who discovers it's never too late for love.

Starring: Taungaroa Emile as Tiare [Charlie], Stacey Daniels as Erena, Veeshayne Katipa as Leah, Hone Katipa as Tio, Ngawai Greenwood as Whaea Pare, Te Rongihau Gilbert as Hepa, W. Riwhi-Witehira as Kahu, Puti Pene as Carol, Sam Peehi as Matua Rua, Lawrence Campbell as Frank, Dallas Emile and Teowai Mackay as Stacey

Haka & Siva

Episode 3
New Zealand: Monday, July 12, 2001
Screenplay by Whehu Fala
Directed by Paora Maxwell

Haka, a 45 year old Maori woman and Siva, a 19 year old Samoan man, share a passion for love poetry and each other. Their public lovemaking shocks and angers their families and friends, who try to tear them apart.

Starring: Ngawai Greenwood as Haka, Pua Magasiva as Siva, Thomasina Perana as Moera, Erolia Ifopo as Pele, Ene Petaia as Mose, Reikura Morgan as Jessica, Hone Latipa as Hemi, Wharetatao Kingi as Kingi-Lei, Tini Molyneaux as Huhana, Barry Soutar as Charlie, Saumalu Tuitama as Masai, Lupe Vauelli as Sa'a, Lautita Salefao as Mele, Graeme Moran as Jack, Rio Lutui as Kaikorero, Alvin Fitisemanu as Roia, Fitisemanu, Joshua Marsh as Teko Teko, Amomai Pihama and Jamie Milroy as Kaikorero Ruri

He Poraruraru

Episode 4
New Zealand: Monday, July 19, 2001
Screenplay by Brad Haami & Ngamaru Raerino
Directed by Ngamau Raerino, Brad Haami

Amokura and Johnny seem like the perfect couple, destined for a lifetime of love and happiness. But on their wedding day, Nanny Reko warns of a past unknown to them that will threaten their future happiness.

Starring: Tahei Simpson as Amokura, Scott Morrison as Johnny, Tungia Baker as Kuia Reko, Ngamaru Raerino as Matua T, Mabel Wharekawa as Whaea Mei, Sue Garton as Linda, Huata Kingi-waiaua as Haki, Dale Husband as Papa Anaru, Amiria Reriti as Peka, Hinewehi Mohi as Mandy, Haki Graham as Papa Koroheke, Antonia Te Maioha as Tai, Kathryn Graham as Kaitiaki Oranga, Maurits Kelderman as Kai Mohio

Irikura

Episode 5
New Zealand: Monday, July 26, 2001
Screenplay by Kathryn Akuhata-Brown
Directed by Guy Moana

Irikura and Nga Tapuwae have been searching for each other for centuries. They each know their soul mate is out there, somewhere. when a love spells works its magic they find themselves going through sliding doors of their lives.

Starring: Ngarimu Daniels as Irikura, Cliff Curtis as Tapu, Don Selwyn as Kahu, Te Arepa Kahi as Paul, Pirihira Hollings as Alecia, Bailey Mackey as Manu, Natasha Keating as Kari, Mabel Wharekawa-Burt as Whaea, Edna Stirling as Lexi, Kathryn Akuhata-Brown as Dolly, Glynnis Paraha as Nancy, Greg Mayor as Sam, Kelly Tikao as Jackie

Te Ao Mahana

Episode 6
New Zealand: Monday, August 02, 2001
Screenplay by
Directed by

Lily Kahaka loves her son Tungane so much she will do anything to keep him under her thumb. She feeds him so much he earns the nickname 'Meat Pie'. A surreal insight into his dreams and visions takes place as he struggles to break free from his mother's smothering love.

Starring: Mere Boyton as Lily, Vince Ata as Tungane, Temuera Morrison as Steam, Mika, William Park, Mana Epiha, Jared Pitman, Vapi Kupenga, Pio Terei, Tame Iti, Erina Tamepo, Wiremu Doherty, Tawhirimatea Williams, Te Aoterangi Moore.