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How Mr and Mrs Gock Saved the Kumara

Felicity Morgan-Rhind / Arani Cuthbert
Running time: 4 mins

In the 1940s, two young Chinese refugees found an unlikely way to repay New Zealand's welcome.

Fay and Joe Gock are quite simply beyond inspiring. Having escaped the Japanese Invasion of China, they fell in love in 1950’s New Zealand. And it seems that nothing, even the fact that owning land was illegal for the Chinese at this time could stop these two from becoming the largest and most sharing kumara growers in New Zealand.

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