• Short Summary

    THE MAORI PEOPLE OF NEW ZEALAND GO BOAR HUNTING NOT ONLY FOR SPORT AND ADDITIONAL FOOD BUT TO EARN EXTRA CASH FROM THE EXPORT OF WILD PORT TO WEST GERMANY.

  • Description

    THE MAORI PEOPLE OF NEW ZEALAND GO BOAR HUNTING NOT ONLY FOR SPORT AND ADDITIONAL FOOD BUT TO EARN EXTRA CASH FROM THE EXPORT OF WILD PORT TO WEST GERMANY. THE SPORT IS DANGEROUS -- ONE REASON IT APPEALS TO MEN LIKE KINGI GRACE, WHO FARMS TRADITIONAL TRIBAL LANDS AT TAUPO IN THE HEART OF NEW ZEALAND'S MAORI "KING COUNTRY", AND HIS FARMHAND, RAY SMALLMAN.

    THE WILD BOAR CAUGHT BY KINGI GRACE AND HIS FARMHAND, WITH THE VITAL ASSISTANCE OF THEIR DOGS, AT THE BACK OF THEIR FARM, WEIGHED 100 POUNDS (45 KILOS), WITH STRONG BRISTLY SHOULDERS AND LONG TUSKS. HOWEVER, BOARDS THREE TIMES BIGGER THAN THIS ARE OFTEN CAUGHT -- AND THEY'RE ALL DANGEROUS.

    KINGI GRACE GOES HUNTING WITH HIS DOG PACK TWICE A WEEK AND HE'S AN EXPERT -- DARTING IN TO STAB THE BOAR THROUGH THE HEART BEFORE IT CAN DO ANY DAMAGE TO THE DOGS CLINGING ON TO IT, MAORI TRADITION SAYS THE FIRST PIGS WERE BROUGHT TO NEW ZEALAND BY THE FIRST MAORIS WHO ARRIVED FROM POLYNESIAN RAROTONGA IN THE COOK ISLANDS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA359VVSTA7JRFQWR5Y9PXCC7H3
    Media URN:
    VLVA359VVSTA7JRFQWR5Y9PXCC7H3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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