Te Ara Wairua: A New Hope, tackles issues that affect the core of NZ society. Guiding viewers through each person’s journey, focusing on the essence of their story. (AO) Made with the support of NZ On Air.
We meet people like George, who openly admits to physically abusing his wife. We hear the disturbing details of his behaviour directly from George and his wife, and we see how he has turned his life around with forgiveness and love from his whānau. Taurangi talks about the effect his gambling addiction had on his family, Zack and Georgina speak about their devastating loss of a child and Shannon describes her difficult road to becoming a transsexual. Other stories cover topics including suicide, drug addiction, crime and mental illness.