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21 May - 10:33 am NZ
Starts at 11:20 am on Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Actor Julian Arahanga talks to Kathryn Ryan about his new book Hautipua Rererangi - Born to Fly, based on the documentary The John Pohe Story. Porokoru Patapu (John) Pohe was the first Maori pilot in the RNZAF. Nicknamed 'Lucky Johnny', he was a Second World War hero who flew an amazing 22 missions, was involved in the legendary 'Great Escape' from Stalag Luft III, and insisted on removing his blindfold when he faced a German firing squad.
Julian Arahanga is best known for his role in the movie Once Were Warriors from 1994, where he plays Nig Heke, the son of Jake "the Muss" and Beth Heke. Arahanga also stars in the 1999 sequel What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? which centered around Jake's search for redemption after the first movie. Again, he played the son. Also in 1999, he starred in the action-sci fi movie The Matrix playing the role of Apoc.
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