Dark Past Revisited

New Zealand-born Zak Feaunati, a former Samoan international rugby player, has been selected to play All Black legend Jonah Lomu in the upcoming film The Human Factor. The film includes the Springboks’ victory over the All Blacks in the 1995 Rugby World Cup in its retelling of “how Nelson Mandela used rugby to unite South Africa”. Directed by Hollywood luminary Clint Eastwood, the movie also stars Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. Feaunati, now a teacher in England, told the BBC of his casting in London: “I had to talk about myself for the casting director, and then she asked me to do the haka. I might have scared one or two of the ladies, but I guess it did the trick.”

Zak Feaunati


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Angela Tiatia Shows at Massive Matisse Exhibition

Angela Tiatia Shows at Massive Matisse Exhibition

In the accompanying exhibition to the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ new blockbuster exhibition Matisse: Life & Spirit, contemporary artists, including New Zealander Angela Tiatia, re-contextualise, challenge and complicate the…