Season 4, Ep 5 - Lost & Hope
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Demetrius Garofalakis, 36, is trying to find his father Manoli
Garofalakis who lives in Greece.
Demetrius last saw his Dad when he was 10. Manoli then ran a fish and chip shop
in Paraparaumu. Demetrius has had a tough life. He was put in social welfare
care and has done prison time.
The Missing Pieces team track Manoli to
Crete where it discovers that the Garofalakis have a strong New Zealand
connection. Manoli’s father was a hero who put his and his family’s life at
risk sheltering Kiwi soldiers during WWII.
Rakaia project manager Keri Harrison,
36, was the result of a one-night stand in Dunedin 37 years ago. Her then teenage mum
never told Keri’s father that she was pregnant. Keri was put up for adoption
and was raised in a happy family environment.
Keri has tracked down her birth
mother and has met her. Now she wants to find her dad. She has a name but
cannot find him.
The Missing Pieces team find him still living in Dunedin, happily married
and with a family. He is stunned when they call to tell him about Keri.
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