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Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump
Narrated by Martin Crump
When Ricky’s beloved Aunty Bella dies and social welfare threatens to put him into care, the overweight Maori boy and cantankerous Uncle Hec flee into the remote and rugged Urewera’s.
The impassable bush serves up perilous adventures, forcing the fair of misfits to use all their skills to survive hunger, wild pigs and the weather. Worse still are the authorities, determined to bring Ricky and Uncle Hec to justice. But despite the difficulties of life on the run, a bond of trust and love blossoms between the world-weary man and his withdrawn sidekick.
This rattling good yarn has now been made into a major movie, ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’, written and directed by Taika Waititi, starring Sam Neil and Julian Dennison.