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TVNZ's Waka Huia (TV One) programme are making a special episode on the life of Ihaka Whaanga

Wednesday 24 October 2012, 1:28PM
By Waipa District Council
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WAIROA


TVNZ will hold auditions Sat 17nov Nuhaka from 1pm onwards.  (venue to be confirmed)

Filming dates Saturday and Sunday Dec 1 & 2 (in Mahia , Whangawehi and Kopuawhara)

Episode on air TV One March 2013

Total cast numbers

MAORI MALES – TOTAL 80 MAORI MALES – Taiaha and other weaponry skills desirable
40 – 50yrs old  x 22
6yr olds  x 4
8yr old    x2
12yr old    x2
15yr old      x2
16-40yr olds     x40
30yr olds            x 2
50 – 70yr old   x 6
EUROPEAN MALES – TOTAL 14 EURO MALES
40yrs old              x 4
20yr old             x 10
MAORI WOMEN – TOTAL 16 MAORI FEMALES  
30-40yrs olds    x 12
20yr olds           x 4


Cast
Te Ratau - 40 - 50 year old male
Ihaka brothers
6 yr old
8yr old
12yr old
15 yr old
8 warriors - 16 - 40 yrs old males
Matenga (young) - 30yr old
Te Okoro - 20 - 40yr
Toiroa - 50 to 70 yr old
ihaka mum - 30 - 40yr old women
Tuatara - 40 - 50 yr old
12 men
4 or more women
ihaka 6 yrs old
ihaka 40yr old
ihaka 70 yr old
messenger - 20 yr old
messenger 2 - 20 yr old
matenga wife 30 yr old women
matenga old 50
matenga old old optional 70
toroawhiti 40-50yr old male
8 men 40 -50yr olds
tamawhetu 40 yr old male
daughter 20yr old female
tattooist 30 - 40 yr old male
donal mclean - 40yr white male
samuel locke 30 - 40yr  old white male
chiefs times 4   50 - 60 yr olds
army 4 euro 20 - 30 yr olds
lindauer 30yr old white
whalers 2 euro, 4 maori