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NZ On Air

Works: 589 works in 712 publications in 2 languages and 10,919 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Biography  History  Fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc  Educational films  Television programs  Fantasy television programs 
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 2,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Whangara people believe that only the first-born male descendent of a chief should be granted leadership positions. When the pregnant daughter-in-law of the current chief dies in childbirth along with her newborn son, the distraught father leaves his surviving child -- a twin girl -- with his parents to raise. The child, Pai, never loses sight of her destiny despite her grandfather's disappointment and challenges a thousand years of tradition as she comes of age
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 792 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? Antarctic antics: Swinging to the beat of award-winning songs, these penguins heat up the arctic with their slips, slides, swims, and glides! Musical Max: Max stops playing his instruments after everyone complains. But the peace and quiet is driving them crazy! Will Max ever be in the mood to play again?
Diary of a worm --and 4 more great animal tales ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 705 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 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a poor suburb of Auckland, Jake and Beth Heke live a life defined by drunken parties, unstable friendships, and confrontations with authorities. Jake, a complex man with a rascal's charm, is weighted down by a quick temper, alcoholism, and an evil streak of male entitlement. Beth's beauty has been scarred by broken dreams and Jake's beefy fists. Yet her inner strength and desire to save her family make her the solid center around which this story of tragedy and hope is constructed
Teeny-Tiny and the witch-woman --and 4 more spine-tingling tales ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 356 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 336 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
Boy by Taika Waititi ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 324 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
Under the mountain by Maurice Gee ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 282 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 ( Visual )
1 edition 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 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 228 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 220 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 190 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 ( 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
Acutely anxious ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the physiology and psychology of anxiety and describes acute anxiety, one of the most common psychiatric illnesses. Discusses its symptoms, its maladaptive consequences, and treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy. Presents case studies involving panic disorders and social phobia
War stories ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an overview of those women who were left behind on the New Zealand homefront during World War II
50 ways of saying fabulous ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 93 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
Samoan wedding ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 91 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
The dress-up box ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 80 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 71 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
Out of the blue ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of David Gray, a gun collector that held an entire small town in New Zealand hostage, and then massacred 13 people he had known all of his life
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Alternative Names
Irirangi te Motu
New Zealand. Broadcasting Commission
New Zealand on Air
English (84)
German (1)