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NZ On Air

Works: 607 works in 736 publications in 2 languages and 11,239 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Fiction  Biography  History  Parodies, imitations, etc  Television programs  Fantasy television programs  Humor 
Roles: Production personnel, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by NZ On Air
Whale rider by Niki Caro ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and German and held by 2,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Whangara people believe their ancestor Paikea was saved from drowning by riding home on the back of a whale. The tribal group has since granted leadership positions to the first-born males, believing them to be descendants of Paikea. But then a young mother dies in childbirth along with her newborn male son. His twin sister survives and the little girl, Pai, is brought up by her grandparents. Learning the skills of chiefdom from her uncle, Pai shows that she possess a natural leadership ability
There was an old lady who swallowed a fly --and more stories that sing ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There was an old lady who swallowed a fly: And no one knows why. What else can this old lady fit in her stomach?
Diary of a worm --and 4 more great animal tales ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The "Diary of a Worm" reveals how a young worm discovers, day by day, that there are some very good and some not so good things about being a worm in this great big world. "Anatole" is a very content, happy, sophisticated French mouse - until he hears how much humans dislike mice. The humans change their tune after Anatole becomes the cheese taster and cheese rater for the Duval Cheese Factory. A boy may be a mischievous rogue, but he still knows that "Frog Goes to Dinner" only at home. Frog, however, has a habit of escaping his notice, and sneaks along. A little girl wanders through the house, crying, "I Lost My Bear!" She asks her mother, father, and older sister for help, to no avail. At the end of a long day, she finally spots him, in the most unlikely spot!
Once were warriors by Lee Tamahori ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drame social adapté du roman d'Alan Duff, racontant la descente aux enfers d'une famille aborigène maorie. Beth espère maintenir la cohésion de sa famille tandis que Jake, son mari alcoolique, violent et dégénéré vient de perdre son emploi, que l'un de ses fils s'intègre à un gang également violent et que l'autre est interné dans une maison de redressement. Seule sa fille paraît épargnée par le climat de violence, mais elle se suicide après un viol incestueux. Avec Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, Julian Arahanga, Taungaroa Emile, Rachael Morris
Boy by Taika Waititi ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The year is 1984, and on the rural east coast of New Zealand Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' is changing kids' lives. 'Boy' is a dreamer who lives with his brother Rocky and his Nan. When Boy's father, Alamein, returns home after seven years away, Boy is forced to confront the man he thought he remembered find his own potential, and learn to get along without the hero he had been looking for
Teeny-Tiny and the witch-woman --and 4 more spine-tingling tales ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Teeny-Tiny" is the youngest and smallest of three boys who live in a small village. But he may be the smartest, as he outsmarts an old witch-woman before she can have him and his brothers for dinner. "Space Case" came from outer space, and luckily arrived on Halloween. Most of the natives were unfriendly, but it finds some nice ones out trick-or-treating. Buddy McGee takes it home, to school, and hopes it will stay forever. "The Boy with Two Shadows" is about a little boy who takes the very best care of his shadow. Unfortunately, a witch takes notice of his painstaking care, and, offering him a spell as payment, asks him to mind her shadow while she goes on a vacation. "The Witch in the Cherry Tree" finds David's mother baking cakes one damp, dull day. Everything is fine until a naughty old witch comes to settle in the cherry tree in the garden. She tries to outwit David and persuade his mother to part with the cakes
Tracker ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ex-war soldier has just returned to his beloved country and is quickly sent back out to track a man accused of killing a fellow soldier. While hunting through the countryside, he captures his fugitive only to learn that he's innocent of his accused crime. When faced with the life-changing decision to turn him in or set him free, only one man will walk away alive
Acutely anxious ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Acute anxiety, one of the most common psychiatric illnesses, makes everyday experiences like walking down the street or talking on the phone a source of potential terror. This program explains how and why this happens as it examines the physiology and psychology of anxiety, its symptoms, its highly maladaptive consequences, and treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy. Case studies involving panic disorders and social phobia are spotlighted"--Website
Under the mountain by Maurice Gee ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Teenage twins Rachel and Theo travel to Auckland to stay with relatives following the sudden death of their mother. Where there was once a psychic bond between them, now there is a rift as Theo, particularly, refuses to confront his grief. Rachel reaches out to him, but is rebuffed. They visit Mt. Eden, where Theo sees Mr. Jones, a strange old man from whose hands fire seems to glow. Inside the mountain, he and Rachel find what can only be an alien environment
Miss Nelson has a field day ... and Miss Nelson is back by Harry Allard ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miss Nelson has a field day: The football team just can't win a game. The whole town is down in the dumps - that is until the notorious Viola Swamp whips the team into shape. Miss Nelson is back: Miss Nelson has to have her tonsils removed and while she is away her students are up to no good. They have managed to fool the principal, but not Viola Swamp. Now the kids can't wait for Miss Nelson to return
Derby dogs by Tandi Wright ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Against his mother's wishes, Ben will secretly enter the local soapdox derby to best school bullies. With a rag-tag group of friends, the 12-year-old will encounter a crazy cast of characters while building and racing his own car
The Topp Twins untouchable girls by Topp Twins (Musical group) ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the world's only yodeling country singing and comedy lesbian sibling duo, the Topp Twins (Jools and Lynda Topp), who have inspired a generation with their politics and celebration of joy
Black sheep by Jonathan King ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into blood-thirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm
Perfect strangers by Gaylene Preston ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Melanie goes home from a local pub with the best looking man in the room, she's captivated by his charm and attentiveness. He sails her away to his "castle"--A rundown shack on a deserted island. But soon, his passion turns to obsession and romance turns to rage and Melanie realizes that she is the victim of a kidnapping. Torn between fear and desire, Melanie must escape her schizoprenic captor. A moment of panic leads to murder and madness. Melanie's time is running out, but for her perfect stranger, it may already be too late
War stories ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an overview of those women who were left behind on the New Zealand homefront during World War II
Samoan wedding ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michael and his three best friends are barred from his brother's wedding because of their outrageous behavior. After they promise to behave, clean up their acts, and get girlfriends, things get out of control. It might take a miracle for them to attend the wedding
50 ways of saying fabulous ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in New Zealand in 1975, this film is a coming of age story involving Billy, a 12-year-old son a farmer. As he learns about his sexuality, everything he knows is called into question, including his lifelong friendships
The dress-up box ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Children put on costumes from the dress-up box and go on magical adventures, accompanied by original songs
Forgotten silver by Peter Jackson ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A "mockumentary" of the life of Colin McKenzie, film pioneer and inventor extraordinaire in early 1900s New Zealand. The young genius McKenzie had invented motion picture cameras, color film, sync sound, and other important cinematic techniques before the likes of Griffith and Moliere
White lies Tuakiri Huna ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Producers of Whale Rider, White Lies is about the nature of identity: those who deny it and those who strive to protect it. WHITE LIES is written and directed by Dana Rotberg and based on the novella Medicine Woman by Witi Ihimaera. Paraiti (Whirimako Black) is a medicine woman. She is the healer and midwife of her rural, tribal people she believes in life. But new laws are in force prohibiting unlicensed healers. On a rare trip to the city, she is approached by Maraea (Rachel House), the servant of a wealthy woman, Rebecca (Antonia Prebble), who seeks her knowledge and assistance in order to hide a secret which could destroy Rebeccas position in European settler society. If the secret is uncovered a life may be lost, but hiding it may also have fatal consequences. So Paraiti, Maraea and Rebecca become players in a head-on clash of beliefs, deception and ultimate salvation
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Alternative Names
Irirangi te Motu
New Zealand. Broadcasting Commission
New Zealand on Air
English (86)
German (1)