Haruru Mai

The story of a Māori Battalion veteran who returns to his Northland hometown after forty years. His arrival revives anxieties over land, family and Māori participation in the war. He becomes romantically involved with Paloma and, haunted by the death of a fellow Māori soldier, shelters a young man battling his own demons.

Haruru Mai demonstrates the epic sweep and poetic lyricism of Briar Grace-Smith’s writing and is a moving tale of community, love and loss, and ultimately redemption.

Cast includes a walk-on role for a child.