Cliff Curtis Cliff Curtis CREDIT: Rahui Katene

Hollywood Star Makes Surprise Visit to Support Katene

Tuesday 4 November 2008, 10:19AM
By Rahui Katene


Big time Hollywood star, Cliff Curtis, surprised Rahui
Katene, Te Tai Tonga candidate for the Maori Party, by
making an unannounced visit to a recent event hosted by
Katene at Wellington High School.

‘We were all blown away, that Cliff would take time out
from a frantic shooting schedule to offer his endorsement to
my campaign, and to the Maori Party” said Katene.

“Cliff is not only well-known for his work in River
Queen, Whale Rider, Collateral Damage, and a dozen other
Hollywood blockbusters, but he has also put Aotearoa on the
map for the independent film production company, Whenua, he
established with Ainsley Gardiner”.

“The Maori Party is humbled to be endorsed by someone who
has been so successful in both supporting the New Zealand
film-making industry, while also showcasing our amazing
indigenous talents on international screens”.

“His presence got all of us buzzing” said Katene.
“And I’ll be watching the doors at tonight’s public
hui at Newtown School Hall, to see if any other celebrities
are coming out to tautoko!”.

"I'm a bit partial to Brad Pitt actually" laughed Katene.

Enclosed: Photograph with Cliff Curtis, Rahui Katene, and
Moana Jackson (guest speaker at the Gala Film Evening last
Thursday night).

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Contact Rahui Katene, ph 021-981-116