On a more serious note, our print brief required some exploration of ideas of dissent.
The faces of the 'accused', faces of innocent Tuhoe people, kaumatua and tamariki, blended into their land and their trees by layers and layers of generations.
I can only imagine how this day impacted on the children and the elders of Ruatoki and Taneatua.
I had kept this newspaper clipping from October 2007, about the ALLEGED Tuhoe terrorism.
It seemed to me that the only people who looked truly terrifying in this article, were the armed defenders squad. They were kitted out in full riot gear, and wielding some pretty hefty artillery.
Was there an Error?
Was there some Terror?
Perhaps they couldn't see
for the trees...