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NZ On Air

Overview
Works: 711 works in 1,053 publications in 2 languages and 14,225 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Children's films  Animated films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Horror films  Short films  Comedy films  Television mini-series 
Roles: Production personnel, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by NZ On Air
Whale rider : DVD] by Niki Caro( Visual )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,766 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
Hunt for the Wilderpeople by Taika Waititi( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,008 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 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly; Animal antics; Musical Max
Diary of a worm : --and 4 more great animal tales by Doreen Cronin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 739 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 )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drame social adapté du roman d'Alan Duff, racontant la descente aux enfers d'une famille aborigène maorie. Beth espère la cohésion de sa famille tandis que Jake, son mari alcoolique, violent et dégénéré vient de perdre son emploi. L'un de ses fils s'intègre à un gang également violent et son autre fils 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
ANZAC girls by Georgia Flood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 499 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
The boy by Taika Waititi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greta is a young American woman who takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village, only to discover that the family's eight-year-old is a life-sized doll that the parents care for just like a real boy, as a way to cope with the death of their actual son twenty years prior. After violating a list of strict rules, a series of disturbing and inexplicable events bring Greta's worst nightmare to life, leading her to believe that the doll is actually alive
The Brokenwood mysteries( Visual )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DSS Mike Shepherd and DC Kristin Simms return to uncover more macabre goings on in the quaint, murder-ridden town of Brokenwood. Beneath the town's peaceful veneer are buried secrets, treacherous lies, and murderous rivalries
Acutely anxious( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 390 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
Tracker( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 328 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 318 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 304 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 278 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 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
Black sheep by Jonathan King( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into blood-thirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm
The Topp Twins : untouchable girls by Topp Twins (Musical group)( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 200 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
Perfect strangers by Gaylene Preston( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 191 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 Our Mothers Never Told Us by Gaylene Preston( Visual )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 108 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 )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 84 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
White lies : Tuakiri Huna by Witi Ihimaera( Visual )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"White Lies is a story about the nature of identity: those who deny it and those who strive to protect it. 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 Rebecca's 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"--Container
 
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