Where: Central City Library, Lorne Street window frontage
View Finder is Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision's moving image presentation that is installed in the Auckland Central Library window on Lorne Street. View Finder runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Currently showing in the Viewfinder window is Hone Tuwhare: The Return Home (2004, Producer: Michelle McGregor).
Presented in association with Poetry Central for National Poetry Day 2015.
Poet and national treasure Hone Tuwhare was born in the far north, near Kaikohe, but forced by poverty to leave as a child. 75 years after Hone left, Glenn Colquhoun (doctor, poet, Tuwhare fan) wrote a poem in the Listener inviting him back.
Hone accepted the invitation. This documentary is a record of his March 2002 Hokianga homecoming, taking in song, readings, and plenty of laughs and kai moana.
Silver-haired Tuwhare is irresistible, crooning Sinatra, charming school children with bawdy jokes, or channelling the fire of his most famous poem: "For this is no mere axe to blunt!"