About this project One legendary street. Ten unexpected stories. Anything could happen.

K' Rd Stories cracks open the surface of life on Karangahape Road, revealing diverse cultures and unique voices.

Set on New Zealand’s most iconic street this collection of short films - by some of New Zealand’s most creative filmmakers - explores the uncommon, the contrasting, and the crazy.

The films premiered along an innovative screening trail on Karangahape Road in conjunction with First Thursdays on December 3rd, 2015. K Rd Stories sneaks a peek at the people and places that make this neighbourhood so infamous - and so beloved.

What’s your K Rd Story?

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Aroha Written & Directed by Nikki Si’ulepa A love story that’s not as simple as ‘boy meets girl’ WATCH NOW
Director's Quote

“I remember walking down Karangahape Rd with my parents and being a bit scared of the bright lights and bright people. As an adult I worked in hospitality and got to know a lot of the K'Rd staff. It became the go-to place to hang after a night's work of bartending in the city.

It was important to me to make AROHA true for the K'Rd community who live and breathe it every day. I decided to write a story about ‘aroha’ - or love - as that was something that I knew about. Then I wanted to bring a real K'Rd person into the mix of the film. Boom - enter Ramon Te Wake who stars as Jade.

Aroha is a love story between two souls. It shows the audience that regardless of appearance, colour, or religion, when a connection is made, aroha has no boundaries. And it can happen to everyone...you just have to let go and allow aroha in.”

Behind the scenes
At the screening
Cast Jade Ramon Te Wake Aroha Hans Masoe Crew witer / director / producer Nikki Si’ulepa casting Hanelle Harris 1st assistant director Barbara Carpenter production assistant Aroha Rawson director of photography Riki Reinfeld 1st assistant camera Mo Arend sound recordist David Green art department Felixe Laing makeup artist Tia Barrett catering Carly Fox
Natasha Keating
Afega 'Fangs' Sa'ena-Si'ulepa
editor Tori Bindoff
Full list of credits on IMDB here.