Due to high advance bookings, the film Māui's Hook will be shown at extra sessions at Event Cinemas Whangārei and Anzac Cinema in Dargaville.

Made by Whangārei psychologist and filmmaker Paora Joseph, Māui's Hook is designed to be part of the conversation about suicide.

The doco-drama is described as a compelling road trip of loss, forgiveness and redemption.

It focuses on five families after the suicide of a loved one, including the Albert family from Whangārei.


Whangārei screenings: tonight, 6.30pm; Saturday, 8.30pm; Sunday, 1.30; Monday, 11am; Tuesday, 11.10am and 6.10pm; Wednesday, 3.15pm.

Dargaville: tonight, 6.15pm; Sunday, 8pm; Monday, 1pm.

If you are worried about your or someone else's mental health, the best place to get help is your GP or local mental health provider.
If you or someone else is in danger call police immediately on 111.
To talk to someone else:
¦Lifeline: 0800 543 354 (available 24/7)
¦Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO) (available 24/7)
¦Youthline: 0800 376 633
¦Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 (available 24/7)
¦Kidsline: 0800 543 754 (available 24/7)
¦Whatsup: 0800 942 8787 (1-11pm)
¦Depression helpline: 0800 111 757 (available 24/7)
¦Rainbow Youth: 09 376 4155
¦Samaritans 0800 726 666
¦Rural Support Trust: 0800 787 254