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Review - Hone Tuwhare


CAPITAL TIMES
23 October 1996

NO ORDINARY SUN

The life of one of New Zealand's foremost poets, Hone Tuwhare has been documented by leading filmmaker Gaylene Preston in a television documentary simply called Hone Tuwhare. Although the poet is intensely private, Preston and a small crew spent several weeks with him, following his daily life in the south Island settlement of Kaka Point. The documentary also traces Tuwhare's early life as a school boy in the far north, his first few poems as a welder in Mangakino and to his more recent work both finished and unfinished. Some of his poems are accompanied by images from cameraman Alun Bollinger ( Heavenly Creatures ).