(aired on Maori television 2018)
What do tennis balls at the US Open, a glass of wine in New York, venison at the Burj Khalifa and possum merino purchased by the royal family have in common? They all originate from Maori farms and companies here in Aotearoa!
Gate to the Globe is a new four-part series that tracks the journey of Māori exporting from the Gate to the Globe. Each episode celebrates the unsung heroes of the primary sector and entrepreneurial trail blazers. Gate to the Globe will leave all Kiwis with a sense of pride and the “wow factor”.
For example, every woollen tennis-ball in the world is made from NZ wool; Tom Cruise and Bradley Cooper are wearing ‘Last and Loom’ boots designed by former pro-rugby player, Hemi Pou; Kapa Haka is being performed 6-nights per week in Dubai; the Kai Ora cocktail, made with Kai Ora manuka honey from the north of Kaitaia, is served in the highest-bar in the world (Ozone bar, in Hong Kong); and the US Ski team are wearing socks made from Ruatoria wool. Māori are supplying some of the most sophisticated international markets.
The series is hosted by Tim Lambourne who is of Ngati Kahungunu and Chinese whakapapa
The four episodes each cover a continent America, Asia, UK/Europe and the Middle East and a variety of kaupapa from the food and beverage industry, primary products to virtual computer graphics