OPERATION 8 DOCUMENTARY TO SCREEN ONLY ON MAORI TELEVISION

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Maori Television is presenting the free-to-air exclusive premiere of the critically acclaimed New Zealand documentary  OPERATION 8 – which looks into the 2007 anti-terror raids. The documentary screens on Sunday, 30 October at 8.30pm, four years after the nationwide raids that resulted in 18 arrests and just weeks after the Government passed controversial covert surveillance [ Read More ]

Kiwi Flyer wraps up filming in Nelson

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Inspired by the Nelson Trolley Derby and shot entirely in Nelson KIWI FLYER is a feel-good movie for the whole family. Twelve year old Edward Hall stars as Ben who sets out to win the derby in memory of his father. Tandi Wright is his mother Karen, trying to keep that memory real, while fending off [ Read More ]

Strongman Tragedy documentary – calls for involvement

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Journey into Darkness – The Strongman Tragedy, a documentary currently in production about  the Strongman Mine explosion that claimed the lives of 19 men, and the subsequent Commission of Inquiry. The 90 minute telefeature is being produced for TV3 by Paula McTaggart from A Bigger Picture Ltd in association with Gaylene Preston Productions, with funding [ Read More ]

TVNZ 7 LAUNCHES NEW LOCAL SERIES ‘RAISING CHILDREN IN NEW ZEALAND’

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TVNZ 7’s launches a new local show – Raising Children In New Zealand – about parenting children from birth to age three. The ground-breaking series is based on research that confirms the crucial importance of the first three years, will provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ for Kiwi parents and caregivers by combining the knowledge and expertise of [ Read More ]

Short films announced for New Zealand International Film Festival 2011

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The New Zealand International Film Festival 2011 (NZIFF) will screen 20 short works as part of the MIC Homegrown Short Film Programme. 2011 has been a successful year for NZ short films and many of the films selected have screened to acclaim at international film festivals including Cannes, Sundance, Berlin and Tribeca in New York. [ Read More ]

Is your cell phone killing you?

Inside New Zealand will screen the documentary Is Your Cell Phone Killing You? this month The documentary explores disturbing research suggesting that our exposure to everyday electromagnetic fields could be hazardous to our health. It examines how we are constantly surrounded by radiation – from cell and cordless phones, wi-fi internet, cell towers, powerlines, and [ Read More ]

New Zealand films premiere at Shanghai Film Festival

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THREE NEW ZEALAND FILMS PREMIERE AT SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Desert, Love Birds and Tracker have all been selected to screen in the Panorama section of the Shanghai International Film Festival this year. International Panorama is one of four major sections at the festival and showcases a wide selection of films from around the world. Desert, the debut feature film from [ Read More ]

NZ Film commission is supporting NZ/ Samoan film "The orator"

Production will commence this month on The Orator, a powerful tale of honour, courage, love and redemption by Samoan-born and raised debut feature filmmaker, Tauti Tusi Tamasese. Written and directed by Tamasese, The Orator (O Le Tulafale) will be a first inasmuch as it will be entirely shot in Samoa, in the Samoan language, with [ Read More ]

Multi award winning online drama Reservoir Hill has done it again

New Zealand’s multi award winning online drama and telefeature Reservoir Hill has won a coveted Qantas Film and Television Award for Best Children’s/Youth Programme. The show’s creators, Wellington-based directors Thomas Robins and David Stubbs, are delighted with their latest award. “It is a great honour to be recognised amongst the best in New Zealand television [ Read More ]

Skype on your TV launching in New Zealand

Panasonic New Zealand has announced availability of Skype on VIERA High Definition TV For sometime Panasonic have been aiming to do a deal with Skype to include a built-in support for the internet service allowing users to makae a free voice or video call to another Skype user. They finally have completed the deal and [ Read More ]