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The Last Saint Review – Directed & Written by Rene Naufahu

Tongan director Rene Naufahu’s The Last Saint film is no B-grade slouch.

So close to the heart was the films subject matter “P” or methamphetamine it reportedly moved Paul Holmes to tears after the first reading. The Last Saint is ex-Shortland St’s Naufahu’s foray into writing and directing his first feature film, yielding a credible and solid first outing.

The Last Saint delves into the Polynesian criminal world witnessed through the eyes of a mixed Polynesian teen Minka played by actor Beulah Koale (Shortland St, Fantail). Minka lives with his drug addicted mother Lia (The brilliant Joy Vaele) and is reunited with his Maori father, local gangster Joe (Calvin Tuteao) who affectionately refers to Minka as the “last Saint”. Minka’s hopes of the family getting back together are short dashed, as he struggles to find love & acceptance in this modern “coming of age” yarn.

It’s a gritty piece of local cinema that’s nowhere near the overdone “Hollywood” treatment of most crime flicks with big car chases or bullets rounds shot every few minutes. Its honest story and endearing characters (spot comedian Mike King as the pub heckler) hit the spot with the audiences and that’s the beauty of the film. You almost sense watching The Last Saint that the cast and crew really pulled one out for Naufahu.

Koale is wonderfully expressive as the young teenager troubled by his mother’s drug addiction, he courageously seeks to make money peddling drugs to survive. Calvin Tuteao is ideal as the tough yet protective father, his line “Ponsonby’s gone to the dogs” cracked me up as I could just imagine the looks of those listening balking at the very suggestion. The cinematic skyline shots of Auckland make for a spectacular back drop giving the film an international flavour, even to the point of being unrecognisable (when did Auckland grow up?)

Spectacular performances abound on The Last Saint, especially Joe Naufahu as the P-crazed “Pinball”, his ability to stay consistent as the P fuelled crazy madman was damn convincing. Other standouts, The Dark Horse’s Xavier Horan brilliant as Tiger Joe’s henchman, Minka’s young animated love interest Zoe (Sophia Huybens) & TV’s Energywise guru Jared Turner almost unrecognisable in his brief but memorable role as “loudmouth” Gaz, gained new found respect

The Last Saint is a crazy ride into the Polynesian drug underbelly we know exists but don’t want to believe. It’s the Polynesian version of 70s cult film The Warriors, with our hero “The Last Saint” ambling through the Auckland night, encountering drug deals and crazy hawkers along the way. With an equally star studded local musical soundtrack you’d be best warned to keep Shazam on silent in the theatre.

P for Polynesian, P for Pimpin’.. 3.5/5

The Slightly Correct Political Show 23: Sean Plunket + Paddy Gower handbags at 40 paces, tax cut promises and left vs right housing policies

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Reviewing how NZ media is reacting to this election cycle with a spat between Sean Plunket and Paddy Gower, Pam Corkery’s outbust and is there bias in the media? Also touching on tax cut promises and how National and Labour differ on housing policy.

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You can keep current with our latest The Slightly Correct Political Show updates via Twitter @SlightlyCorrect, the SlightlyCorrect.com website and facebook page.

This episode features Pat Brittenden (@patbrittenden), Chris Brain (@Chris_Brain), Jeremy Elwood (@jeremyelwood). The Slightly Correct Political Show is published by Global Voice Media – the home of NZ’s favourite podcasts.

NZ Tech Podcast 194: Sky TV $165m profit, Orcon Global Mode, Windows 9, Surface Pro 3 and Lightbox arrive

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This episode Navdy in-car heads up display, TechEd, Orcon ‘global mode’, Sky TV profit, USB 3.1 and its new cable, China’s new operating system, the arrival of Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 and Spark’s Lightbox plus the anticipated Windows 9 and iPhone news.

This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Nate Dunn (@nate). Published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Global Voice Media.

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NZ Entertainment Podcast 12: Housebound, The Last Saint, Onesian, Hip-hop group Midnight Gallery, Touch Compass Dance Company

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This episode Wal & Jarred chat to Polynesian digital artist Onesian, we chat to Touch Compass Dance Company about their recent Acquisitions 14 show , Film reviews with Samuel Hames (Spicy Pulp) and Stuart McAdam (Cinemaddicts) Gaming bytes video games + Hip-hop group Midnight Gallery take our “what’s your musical I.Q.?” test, we review Ben Hutchison’s DOG show at the Basement Theatre, Rene Naufahu’s The Last Saint, Gerard Johnstone’s Housebound & Spark’s new TV video on demand online service Lightbox – Inbetweeners 2, Expendables 3, The Keeper of Lost Causes

Guests: Jarred Tito, Peter Peterson, Stuart McAdam, Samuel Hames, Onesian, Tess Connell, Georgie Goater, Catherine Chappell, Midnight Gallery

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This episode hosted by Wal Reid, engineered by Simon Peterson and Paul Spain is the executive producer. The NZ Entertainment Podcast is published by Global Voice Media – the home of NZ’s favourite podcasts.

NZ Tech Podcast 193: A visit to Ford Research, Samsung Galaxy Alpha, Tesla’s unlimited warranty

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This episode we focus on the Moto 360, Samsung Galaxy Alpha, HTC One W8, Tesla’s 8-year unlimited KM warranty and why we’ll soon need lots of 3D printed organs. We also visit Ford’s Asia Pacific Research and Dev centre and see their latest tech.

This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Damien O’Carroll. Published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Global Voice Media.

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The Slightly Correct Political Show 22: Nicky Hager talk Dirty Politics and the new police investigation with Dai Henwood, Pat and Chris

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Dai Henwood joins Pat Brittenden and Chris Brain to discuss the claims made in Dirty Politics with Nicky Hager. Nicky responds to the idea of profiting off stolen merchandise and the new police investigation into the hacking of Cameron Slater’s emails.

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You can keep current with our latest The Slightly Correct Political Show updates via Twitter @SlightlyCorrect, the SlightlyCorrect.com website and facebook page.

This episode features Pat Brittenden (@patbrittenden), Chris Brain (@Chris_Brain), Dai Henwood (@daihenwood) and Nick Hager. The Slightly Correct Political Show is published by Global Voice Media – the home of NZ’s favourite podcasts.

NZ Tech Podcast 192: China cracks down on online rumours, Sony 4K/UHD TV iPhone 6, Renaissance to liquidate

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This episode – China’s crackdown on online rumours, the predicted iPhone launch in September, Sony UHD/4K TVs, Lenovo’s IBM acquisition, video streaming options for NZ, Microsoft Cortana and Windows 9, Nokia Lumia 930, Telecom becomes Spark and more.

This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Wal Reid (@walreid). Published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Global Voice Media.

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The Slightly Correct Political Show 21: Jacinda Adern on Labour’s divisions, Gaza and how to clean a cock and balls off your own head

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Pat Brittenden, Chris Brain and Labour MP Jacinda Adern talk the politics of the week. Listen for your chance to win $250 of Mr. Vintage product as we search for the best defaced billboard in the country.

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You can keep current with our latest The Slightly Correct Political Show updates via Twitter @SlightlyCorrect, the SlightlyCorrect.com website and facebook page.

This episode features Pat Brittenden (@patbrittenden), Chris Brain (@Chris_Brain) and Jacinda Ardern (@jacindaardern). The Slightly Correct Political Show is published by Global Voice Media – the home of NZ’s favourite podcasts.

NZ Tech Podcast 191: UFB takes off, hands on with Lightbox and Nokia Lumia 930

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In this episode we are joined by Lightbox CTO Mike McMahon to discuss the beta of Telecom’s new Video on Demand service, we try the Nokia Lumia 930, discuss the increasing uptake of UFB, Media Tech Pacific Conference, Imagine Cup, Spark launch and more.

This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Bill Bennett (@billbennettnz) and Mike McMahon of Lightbox. Published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Global Voice Media.

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You can keep current with our latest NZ Tech Podcast updates via Twitter @NZTechPodcast, the NZTechPodcast.com website and facebook page.