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Cover Story Series 1

Price: NZ$65.00

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Amanda Robbins (Katie Wolfe) has been lured back to Wellington from Australia by PTV Chief Executive, Martin Woolf (Jonathan Hendry). He wants her Rottweiller qualities to raise the controversial show’s ratings. But Woolf appoints Amanda without consulting Bernard Fry (John Sumner), the producer of Cover Story and Bernard, along with the rest of the staff are appalled by Amanda’s tabloid-esque style and her “blood on the road” approach.

Welcome to the thrill-a-minute world of a TV Current Affairs Show.

The Facts Are Only Half The Story.

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Price: NZ$40.00

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 75 mins
Year: 2012

In 1981 anti-apartheid protestors rallied to resist the Springbok rugby team’s tour of New Zealand. In spite of massive opposition and warnings of civil unrest, the Muldoon government allowed the tour to proceed.

The nation was torn between those outraged at the racial discrimination practised by South Africa’s apartheid regime, and those who’s love of rugby outweighed all other considerations.
What followed was the most controversial and violent chapter in recent New Zealand history. It not only highlighted the human rights abuses of apartheid, but also exposed a racial divide in New Zealand.


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Guardians of the Light

Price: NZ$35.75

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 45 mins
Year: 2008

The days when lighthouse keepers sat up all night to keep the lights going are over – victims of automation.

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In this documentary the men and women who lived on the isolated islands and craggy cliffs of NZ’s manned light stations revisit their lights and talk about a lifestyle that ended last century.

Lighthouses have always held a special place in the hearts of New Zealanders. The scores of ship wrecks testify to the difficulties and dangers of navigating our long, exposed coastline. On many a storm-tossed night in a heaving sea, the distant flash of a lighthouse prompted a sailor to mutter a heart-felt prayer of thanks.

For almost 150 years lighthouse keepers tended those lighthouses. They were resourceful, pragmatic and practical individuals – as close to the romantic myth of the pioneer New Zealander as any. This is their story.

Howard Taylor Productions

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SKU 001002

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This is New Zealand

Price: NZ$39.95

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Format: DVD
Duration: 130 minutes
This is New Zealand

The film that moved a nation – see why and see how.


 This is Expo

This film was made to show New Zealanders the size and scope of Expo 70 in Osaka, Japan, where 77 countries were on display over six months, 64 million people visited the site and the New Zealand Pavilion showingThis is New Zealand was among the most popular.


That Was New Zealand

A 65 minute documentary on the cultural context in which This is New Zealand was made, and the technical and creative challenges the young film makers at the National Film Unit had to overcome. It traces the history of the impact This is New Zealand had in Japan and later back home, and its eventual restoration for cinemas and DVD with digital technology.

 There are vox pops from young and old New Zealanders and interviews with notable film makers Peter JacksonGeoff MurphyGaylene PrestonGraeme Cowley and John Barnett relating their memories of This is New Zealand. They reflect on the many changes the country has seen since This is New Zealand was made in 1969, while noting that the impact of the film itself remains undiminished.


This is New Zealand (Interactive)

Examine any of the three screens in full-screen detail using the “angle” button on your remote! Find places and people you know – as they were over 40 years ago – on your wide-screen TV!


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Ihimaera CD & DVD set

Price: NZ$50.00

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Format: CD & DVD set
DVD duration: 52 minutes
CD duration: 52 minutes

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For two nights at Manukau’s Genesis Theatre, over 55 musicians – composers and performers – took lyrics written by Witi Ihimaera and transformed them into twelve beautiful songs, weaving them into a veritable rainbow of sound. The result was a once-in-a-lifetime concert that celebrated the best of words and music this country has to offer.

Ihimaera, directed by Lala Rolls, takes us deep into the heart of how this music came to be – from the man himself, Witi Ihimaera, whose life has inspired the lyrics, specially commissioned for the concert by the Auckland Arts Festival 2011 – to the song writers who created the music, and the musicians who made it come alive on stage.

Features composers SJD, Ruia Aperahama, Ariana Tikao, Warren Maxwell, Teremoana Rapley, the Twinks, LA Mitchell, Lupin, Charlotte Yates, Unitone HiFi, Nga Tae and King Kapisi.

Kaitohu/Kaihautu Tuarua Monika Ahuriri
Kaitohu Lala Rolls
Kaihautu Charlotte Yates

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Thin Ice Extended Edition

Price: from NZ$35.00

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Edition: Extended Edition with Extras
Duration: 73 minutes
Extras: 57 minutes
Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish
Year: 2013

A David Sington/Simon Lamb Film

Geologist Simon Lamb takes a look at what’s really happening with global warming, filming scientists at work in the Arctic, Antarctic, Southern Ocean, New Zealand, Europe and the USA. The result is both a unique exploration of the science behind global warming and an intimate portrait of a global community of researchers racing to understand our planet’s changing climate.

Thin Ice is a joint initiative between the University of Oxford, Victoria University of Wellington and DOX Productions, London. Both Universities have active programmes with world-wide networks of collaborators in climate change and related research.

Photographed by Simon Lamb
Edited by David Fairhead
Music by Philip Sheppard
Co-produced by Catherine Fitzgerald
Executive Producers Peter Barrett and Philip England
Directed by Simon Lamb and David Sington

SKU: 062001

Home Use Price: $35.00
Institutions Price:$92.00

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