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NZ On Air

Works: 649 works in 852 publications in 3 languages and 12,667 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Children's films  Animated films  Film adaptations  Short films  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Fiction  Television mini-series 
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 )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,779 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
There was an old lady who swallowed a fly --and more stories that sing by Weston Woods Studios( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 819 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 761 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 )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 577 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
ANZAC girls( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 448 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 401 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 352 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 )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 336 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
Teeny-Tiny and the witch-woman --and 4 more spine-tingling tales( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 327 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 303 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 Television New Zealand( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When teenager twins Rachel and Theo Matheson investigate the creepy old house next door, they discover the Wilberforces - shape-shifting creatures that lurk beneath Auckland's ring of extinct volcanoes. Guided by the mysterious Mr Jones and with the help of their older cousin Ricky, the twins must rekindle the unique powers they once shared if they are to destroy this ancient evil - before it destroy's them."--Container slick
Derby dogs by Tandi Wright( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 242 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 by Weston Woods Studios( 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
Perfect strangers by Gaylene Preston( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 198 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 )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 121 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
War stories by Jeremy Clarkson( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiwi drama based on the West family. West family matriarch Cheryl is still battling to keep her family (and herself) on the straight and narrow. Both the men in her life are inside. As Cheryl ploughs on regardless, balancing the needs of family with those of her burgeoning naughty knicker business, her offspring are going their own merry ways
50 ways of saying fabulous( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 88 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
Annual report by NZ On Air( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Miss Nelson has a field day ... and Miss Nelson is back
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Irirangi te Motu

New Zealand. Broadcasting Commission

New Zealand on Air

Nový Zéland. Broadcasting Service

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