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NZ On Air

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Works: 777 works in 1,193 publications in 1 language and 15,338 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Animated films  Short films  Comedy films  Television series  Biographical films 
Roles: prn, Production personnel, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about NZ On Air
 
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Whale rider by Niki Caro( Visual )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 2,812 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 1,096 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 742 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 by Doreen Cronin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 697 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 )

32 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 577 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
The Brokenwood mysteries( Visual )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The killing machine: Charlie Baxter, Chairman of the Classic Car Restoration Society, is found dead next to his beloved El Dorado with a lungful of gasoline. Was this a petrol siphoning accident or something more deliberate? And does his death have anything to do with the unidentified body found in Charlie's garage the day before?
Boy by Taika Waititi( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 522 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
ANZAC girls by Georgia Flood( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 506 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
Acutely anxious( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 402 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
Sir Edmund Hillary : Everest and beyond( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Edmund Hillary was a bee-keeper, mountaineer, war veteran, explorer, philanthropist, husband, father, and the first person to ever reach the summit of Mount Everest. From his childhood in South Auckland, New Zealand, to the plane crash that killed his wife and daughter, the intriguing drama portrays the life, loves, and losses of one of the most famous explorers of all time
Tracker( Visual )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 321 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
Mr. Pip( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hacia 1991, durante los primeros compases de la guerra civil que asoló la remota isla de Bougainville (Papúa Nueva Guinea), el señor Watts (Hugh Laurie), un excéntrico hombre blanco, decide reabrir las puertas de la escuela y ejercer de maestro. Su método es combinar la lectura en voz alta de capítulos de Grandes esperanzas, su novela favorita de Charles Dickens, con la intervención de las gentes del pueblo que quieran compartir consejos prácticos acerca de cómo sobrevivir en su entorno. De esta forma, el improvisado maestro logra atrapar el interés de sus jóvenes alumnos, cautivados por las aventuras y desventuras de Pip, el joven huérfano protagonista de la novela de Dickens
Teeny-Tiny and the witch-woman : --and 4 more spine-tingling tales( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 291 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
Under the mountain by Maurice Gee( Visual )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 262 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 Tony Simpson( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 237 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
Dear murderer( Visual )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filled with humor, wit, and moral dilemmas, this raucous drama tells the true story of New Zealand's most controversial lawyer, Mike Bungay. In a high-profile career that begins in the 1960s and spans decades, he successfully defends alleged murderers, spies, and gang members, but he can't escape his own inner demons
Black sheep by Jonathan King( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 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
The Topp Twins : untouchable girls by Topp Twins (Musical group)( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jools and Lynda Topp are lesbian twin sisters who were raised on a farm in rural New Zealand. Since the early 1980s they've made a reputation for themselves as unconventional singers, comedians and political activists. This film is structured around a kind of 'This Is Your Life' event, in which important people in the lives of the Topps join them in songs and reminiscence. Leanne Pooley's affectionate documentary is a good introduction to a couple of engaging women who have tilted at windmills with their songs and comedy routines and who have fought for gay rights and other issues. Household names in New Zealand, they remain unaffected and down to earth - they are clearly exceptional characters. The film includes Jool's recent battle with breast cancer, scenes which are a bit confronting but ultimately uplifting
Why are we fat?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obesity is the biggest health crisis on the planet. This documentary explains the reasons for rapid weight gain and looks at what people can do about it
Perfect strangers by Gaylene Preston( Visual )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 175 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
 
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