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NZ On Air

Overview
Works: 738 works in 1,047 publications in 2 languages and 13,830 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Children's films  Juvenile works  Animated films  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Short films  Comedy films  Television mini-series  Historical television programs 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Whale rider by Niki Caro( Visual )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Whangara Māori 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 possesses a natural leadership ability
Hunt for the Wilderpeople( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options
There was an old lady who swallowed a fly : --and more stories that sing by Simms Taback( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 798 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 742 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 )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 581 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
ANZAC girls( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on true events, this uplifting drama tells the story of five Australian and New Zealand nurses during World War I. Drawing on the real participants' diaries and letters, this six-part drama celebrates the contributions of women to the war effort
Boy by Taika Waititi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 425 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
Acutely anxious( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 382 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
The Brokenwood mysteries( Visual )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over Her Dead Body: Brokenwood is in mourning at the passing of local poet Declan O'Grady. But things go from sad and bad to worse when his coffin accidentally falls from the hearse revealing that the corpse inside is not Declan but a young woman identifiable only be a notable scarlet tattoo
Tracker( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 326 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
Teeny-Tiny and the witch-woman : --and 4 more spine-tingling tales( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 319 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
Mr. Pip( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Watts is the last Englishman remaining in a tropical village in Bougainville during its civil war in the 1990s. He begins to teach the local children by reading them Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens. Matilda, an imaginative young girl, is transported into the story of the novel, believing that Dickens' character Pip is her friend. Matilda's "Pip" world is an extraordinary fusion of Dickens' Victorian London with the environment and people she knows on the island
Under the mountain by Maurice Gee( Visual )

7 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
Derby dogs by Tandi Wright( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 238 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 202 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 )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 198 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 )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 197 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
50 ways of saying fabulous( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 85 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
War stories( Visual )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an overview of those women who were left behind on the New Zealand homefront during World War II
The biological mind( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This three-part series combines case histories with expert commentary and 3-D animations to explore the mind/body connection as it relates to these illnesses. It also provides an accessible corridor into the complexities of psychological disorders
 
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Acutely anxious
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Irirangi te Motu

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