Ardijah Stories

Ardijah - part one


South Auckland in the late 70s was an isolated and isolating place. The rapid influx of immigrants throughout the decade had resulted in a population that was largely Polynesian, overwhelmingly young and still hurting from the Dawn Raids. It was a social experiment that had not only been left to sort itself out, any ambition to break free was almost actively discouraged.

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Ardijah - part two


Ardijah spent the mid-80s at “church”. “That’s what we called Cleopatra’s,” says Ryan Monga, “because we packed it out every time, three nights a week.”

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