Errol Maffey

Raised in Island Bay, Errol Maffey moved to Ōtaki Beach in 2000 to live in the bach built by his grandfather, a WWII veteran. He was inspired to start making films to record present-day Ōtaki after watching a screening of historic films at the Civic Theatre in 2006.

This was also the year E. Mervyn Taylor's untitled etched glass mural at the War Memorial Hall (1956) was smashed. Maffey was instrumental in having the work replicated, documenting the process in his film, “The Otaki War Memorial Hall windows and the art of E. Mervyn Taylor” (2010).

See also 'Film-maker Errol Maffey's labour of love for hometown Otaki', Dominion Post, 2006.