Women far Walking


A 161 year old woman gives a moving personal account of her long life, touching on some key events in New Zealand’s social history, and the survival, struggles and resilience of the Maori people.It is the 6th February 2001 and Tiri O Waitangi Mahana is awaiting the arrival of another birthday telegram from the Queen. She takes us on a journey through her life : childhood in her beloved valley of her beloved Valley of the Rainbows; the New Zealand wares and her faithful following of Te Kooti; the 1918 flu epidemic which decimated her people; the violent protests against the South African Springboks tour of 1981, and finally her return in the mid 1990’s to the valley of her early  years to save it from the developers.