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WATCH: The Last Man of Mahana

“I don’t say Mahana is a paradise. Living here is not easy.”

by VICE Staff
28 May 2017, 6:33pm

Hidden at the very top of New Zealand's Coromandel Peninsula and accessible only by off-road track is the Mahana community. Founded in 1978, for nearly 40 years its inhabitants have been elusive. Their story has gone largely unreported. But now, parts of the utopian dream are turning sour. In The Last Man of Mahana, we visit Arthur, one of the remaining members of Mahana, to learn about his reclusive life, his battles with other residents, and his hopes of seeing the valley returned to its past glory.