Otara - Defying the Odds
Postwar Māori, Pākehā and Pacific Island migrants made Ōtara the fastest growing area in New Zealand.
But as local industries closed, it became a poster suburb for poverty and crime.
This TV3 Inside New Zealand documentary sees eight successes from Ōtara telling their stories — from actor Rawiri Paretene and MP Tau Henare, to teachers and entrepreneurs. They reflect on mean streets, education, community and the Ōtara spirit.