A thousand whanau secrets are woven into fate as an East Coast hapu fights to preserve its unique heritage.

The Paniora have Spanish blood coursing through their veins. Prosperous, passionate and proud, the Hotai-Martinez family lives in an elegant homestead where they speak Spanish, eat tapas and dance the flamenco.

Yet, beneath their fervent pride, they have demons to face; the one thing that can bring the Paniora—their ‘casta’ or spirit—together is the thing that’s driving them apart.