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DNA Detectives

DNA Detectives

Made with the support of NZ on Air, this series takes a look at what makes some of our most famous NZers what they are.

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    Season 2, Episode 1

    G Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern investigates her ancestry and discovers a few war heroes in her family tree. Singer Stan Walker links to an ancient island and returns to his homeland.

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      G Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern investigates her ancestry and discovers a few war heroes in her family tree. Singer Stan Walker links to an ancient island and returns to his homeland.

      PG Actors Antonia Prebble and Jonny Brugh find royalty, slavery, and a 250 year-old business empire are all part of their colourful family history.

      G Actor Miriama Smith finds out the truth about her Spanish ancestry while All Black legend John Kirwan discovers a long lost relative who climbed to great heights.

      G Former super model Kylie Bax discovers a family link to a confectionery super power while news anchor Simon Dallow absorbs the role his ancestors played in several historic world events.

      G Actor Robbie Magasiva discovers he has connections to royalty and journalist Nadine Chalmers-Ross finds family who had a taste for the high life.

      G Series Final. Actor Erik Thomson finds his DNA can prove an ancient family connection while singer songwriter Anika Moa uncovers a link she could never have imagined possible.