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Waka Huia

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      G He was the chosen one raised with the wisdom of the elders, but it took a devastating personal tragedy for Elder Te Reo (Ngati Porou) to accept his fate as a leader for his people.

      G He's not a fighter but he'll knock out an opponent. Hone Turner was the hitman on the Turangawaewae league fields, but off the paddock he's a gentle giant who changed the world with his hands.

      G Pareaute Nathan (Tainui) reveals how weaving can heal, life on a spiritual highway and why she's a symbol of peace between tribes.

      G What happens when Ngati Rangataua knowledge meets the musings of an American president? Te Kei Merito reveals how he rose to the top of the New Zealand army.

      G Sartorial basketball fan Sonny Niha (Ngati Hine) reveals his hellish upbringing which motivated him to become a foster parent and work with troubled youth.

      G At 79, Marahera Rikihana (Ngati Tuwharetoa) is still a marae kid' from Mokai. Don't let the black dress and flax kit fool you - when the cards fall on the table, Aunty Mara is the Queen of Diamonds.

      G Mind over matter. Tamati Cairns (Ngai Tuhoe) harnesses the power of the mind to reveal the sacredness in the world around us.

      G She's the gangland nanny from Otangarei, Whangarei who represents those most won't, Hira Kopa (63) is rough, tough and no-one will mess with her.

      G The ta moko artist becomes the ta moko receiver. Hohua and Phillipa Mohi journey from one side of the needle to the other.

      G When his passport expired, another's life was taken. Former soldier and broadcaster Hemana Waaka reveals how his life was saved, breaking tradition and facing fears, all with a bit of word play.

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