The Flight of Te Hookioi

The Flight of Te Hookioi


Past event

Philip Carter Family Auditorium

Koha / Donation

In 1859, Tainui men Wiremu Toetoe and Hemara Te Rerehau took a trip on the Viennese scientific frigate Novara and returned to New Zealand with a gift from the Emperor of Austria — a printing press.

This documentary retraces these men’s historic voyage and its impact on New Zealand.

Directed by Tearapa Kahi, 2009.

57 mins.

Courtesy of Canterbury Film Society