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Namaste NZ40 Videos

Crab Curry on Namaste New Zealand

Inspired by local ingredients and homeland spice, Fijian Indian Chef Krishna Muthu shares his mother’s fast and tasty Crab Curry recipe. Namaste New Zealand was made with help from NZ On Air.

Duck Curry on Namaste New Zealand

Fijian Indian Chef Krishna Muthu shares his beautifully delicious Duck Curry, even revealing his Grandmother’s secret spice blend. Namaste New Zealand was made with help from NZ On Air.

Girmityas Story on Namaste New Zealand

Sushila Jaduram shares the heartbreaking story of her great grandmother, an indentured labourer from Fiji, as a tragic reminder of the past. Namaste New Zealand was made with help from NZ On Air.

Kabaddi ‘Indian bullrush’ on Namaste New Zealand

'Kabaddi' is an Indian sport likened to bullrush, and it's become increasingly popular in New Zealand. Namaste New Zealand met the Kabaddi NZ Women's Team, made up predominately of Māori and Pasifika wāhine. Namaste New Zealand was made with help from NZ On Air.

Circus Life on Namaste New Zealand

Former financial crime officer Rani Pillay ran away to join the circus, and in doing so has discovered her true passion in the air. Namaste New Zealand was made with help from NZ On Air.

Māngere Old School Garden on Namaste New Zealand

"When I'm gardening here, it brings the memory of Fiji to my heart and to my mind." The Mangere Old School community garden is focused to teaching the people the fundamentals of gardening in New Zealand. Namaste New Zealand was made with help from NZ On Air.

Seafood Coconut Curry on Namaste New Zealand

Chef Vijay Ganesh shares his family's favourite Seafood Coconut Curry. Namaste New Zealand was made with help from NZ On Air

Rice and Coconut Appam on Namaste New Zealand

Chef Vijay Ganesh shares his grandmother's delicious rice and coconut appam recipe.

Jeweller on Namaste New Zealand

Meet Gurdeep Singh, who's been making jewellery for over 30 years. Namaste New Zealand was made with help from NZ On Air.

Hindi Language on Namaste New Zealand

Aaditya and Kadambari from Namaste New Zealand sit down with Satya Dutt from the Hindi Language & Culture Trust of NZ to speak about the important connection between language and identity.

Family Farm on Namaste New Zealand

Dinesh Bhana is carrying on a family tradition to run their farm while honouring those that sacrificed to made it possible. Namaste New Zealand was made with help from NZ On Air.

Indian tabla music on Namaste New Zealand

Namaste New Zealand meet a father and son duo who share their deep love of music with the new generation, and in doing so are preserving their culture.