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NZ On Air

Works: 623 works in 769 publications in 2 languages and 11,764 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Fiction  Biography  Action and adventure films  Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Horror films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by NZ On Air
Whale rider by Niki Caro( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and German and held by 2,752 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 780 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 718 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 598 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
Boy by Taika Waititi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 386 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 345 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 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in 1903, Tracker is a tense manhunt thriller in which Arjan, a guerilla survivor of the South African Boer War, lands in colonial New Zealand and is promised a bounty to capture Kereama, a Maori seafarer accused of killing a soldier. What should be a simple job for Arjan, a master tracker, turns into a gripping and dangerous game of cat and mouse as Kereama repeatedly escapes and is recaptured, all the while insisting on his innocence. As each gains and loses the upper hand, they gradually get to know and respect each other. In an emotional and high-risk showdown, their tenuous bond is tested in the face of a military posse"--Container
Acutely anxious( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 312 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 285 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
Mr. Pip( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 250 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
Derby dogs by Tandi Wright( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 243 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
Miss Nelson has a field day ... and Miss Nelson is back( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 242 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
The Topp Twins : untouchable girls by Topp Twins (Musical group)( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 216 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 193 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
Black sheep by Jonathan King( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into blood-thirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm
War stories( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 107 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 103 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
Samoan wedding( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 93 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
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Miss Nelson has a field day ... and Miss Nelson is back
Alternative Names
Irirangi te Motu

New Zealand. Broadcasting Commission

New Zealand on Air

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German (1)

Miss Nelson has a field day ... and Miss Nelson is back