Pioneer Storyteller

The death of ground-breaking NZ filmmaker Mike Walker was noted in the Scotsman, Miami Herald, and LA Times. Walker worked asa director, co-producer and co-writer on the films Kingi’s Story, Kingpin and Mark II which, with their gritty portrayal of urban Maori youth, are considered precursors to Lee Tamahori’s Once Were Warriors and Ian Mune’s What Becomes of the Broken Hearted.

Mike Walker: died 2004


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Recognising the Whanganui River’s Legal Voice

Recognising the Whanganui River’s Legal Voice

In 2017, New Zealand granted legal personhood to the Whanganui River. Since then, other nations have followed suit in an effort to protect the environment. The BBC’s Luana Harumi reports, with…