Mauri (1988)

  • Drama
  • 1h 30m

Set among the colourful characters of the once thriving settlement of Te Mata, Mauri tells the story of a love triangle while exploring themes of cultural tension and identity. It is also a portrait of a dying East Coast town where European settlement spells disaster. Isolated by lack of numbers, time and distance, the people who remain in town form an impenetrable, tight-knit community.

When Rewi’s deceit forces him to join that community, he finds his life inextricably interwoven with those around him.


Merata Mita


Merata Mita


Merata Mita


Graeme Cowley

Production Designer

Ralph Hotere


English, Maori

Country of Origin

New Zealand

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