TVNZ cans doco claiming Aussie aboriginals rocked-up to NZ long before Māori

News 20/08/2018

TVNZ have just pulled this wack doco claiming that 'seven-foot Celts' and Australian aboriginals were chilling in New Zealand thousands of years before the arrival of Māori. 

The two-part series was listed under “documentary and factual”. Um, wut? 

Contradicting the scholarship of literally every respected historian, the two-part documentary, New ZealandSkeletons in the Cupboard, insists that ancient remains from Northland were carbon-dated by a British pathologist and were found to be 3500 years old and of Welsh descent. It was these red-headed, pale-skinned people, the discredited theory runs, who built complex astrological monuments and taught Māori how to weave fishing nets.

Check out our mates over at VICE NZ for the full story.