30 Oct 2019
A powerful collision of screen and music, this early 2000s documentary series shared the stories of young musicians (many who went on to success) as they honed their songwriting craft.
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‘Shorty Street’ has grown to become a commercial success as well as a training ground for actors, writers and crew. Generations have grown up watching relatable NZ storylines and characters.
A beautiful song by one of our most loved artists Bic Runga. Suddenly Strange was released in 1997 at a time when NZ music was finding its unique voice.
At a time when Pasifika people were rarely seen on screen, Tagata Pasifika was a bastion of Pacific stories, made by Pacific people for Pacific people.
A history lesson for all New Zealanders about the wars that shaped Aotearoa. Researched and presented by historian James Belich and directed by Tainui Stephens.
Tamariki have grown up with What Now’s weekend shenanigans. The magic formula is the kids of Aotearoa, young hosts who know how to have fun and, of course, gunge!
NZ On Air’s support for The X Factor NZ gave New Zealand performers a prime time platform, created excitement, controversy and drew huge, committed audiences.
Tune in half way through and you might confuse it for a real cop show, except for the paranormal bits. Hilary Barry reflects on her favourite show, Wellington Paranormal.
The great Billy T was a household name when NZ On Air was created. A sitcom and celebration showcase allowed Kiwis to see him as much more than a comedian.
To its audience 7 Days is hard out irreverent, topical, Friday night comedy. To the comedians and writers, it is a vital place to hone skills and build a career.
Did this show make being a Westie cool? Outrageous Fortune allowed Kiwis to love a flawed bunch of bogans, and celebrate the uniqueness of the Kiwi vernacular.
From its stunning cinematography, to the extraordinary range of stories and characters, Country Calendar reflects the backbone of Kiwi culture and is our longest running TV show.