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800 Words

800 Words is a 40 x 1 hour comedy drama series produced by South Pacific Pictures and Seven Productions. The series premiered in Australia in September 2015 and quickly became the #1 drama on Australian television as well as topping the Tuesday night primetime ratings. 800 Words also premiered in New Zealand on TV One in late 2015. Erik Thomson plays George, a man who used to skate through lif...

Educators

Educators is a sitcom set behind-the-scenes of an ordinary Kiwi secondary school, about the people in charge of educating the next generation. They have no grasp of the curriculum, no knowledge of how to follow a timetable, and no idea how to complete the homework they set. Issues like parental conflict, exam pressure, turning up late, and exhaustion, are continually stressing them out much more t...

Forensics NZ

FORENSICS NZ is a documentary series exploring the world of forensic science in solving real crimes from New Zealand. South Pacific Pictures has new made two series of the show which is being made in collaboration with the New Zealand Police and the ESR (New Zealand’s Institute of Environmental Science and Research). We are also work carefully to ensure we have the approval of the victims’ fa...

In Dark Places

THE CROWN vs TEINA ANTHONY PORA is without question, the worst miscarriage of justice in New Zealand history. A 17-year-old kid lost half his life to a wrongful conviction.This is the gripping true story of an innocent man, imprisoned for two decades for a crime he did not commit, and an ex-cop's heroic battle to win him his freedom. There are heroes; Tim McKinnel the ex-cop who won justice for T...

Mean Mums

When Jess’s only son starts school it’s a big learning curve, for Jess. She’s thrown into a world of know-it-all, judgmental, passive aggressive women whose primary purpose is to promote their child as the most gifted, most brilliant and most bestest child ever. And let’s not even start on the teachers....

Shortland Street

A fast-paced serial drama in an urban setting, Shortland Street explores the lives and loves of the patients and staff of a modern metropolitan hospital and contains a heady mix of medical crisis, human drama, comedy, romance and suspense. First airing in 1992, Shortland Street celebrated it's 25th Anniversary in May 2017. With around 40% of all viewers tuning in every night, Shortland Street is...

The Bad Seed

Based on the books by best-selling NZ author Charlotte Grimshaw, The Bad Seed tells the story of two brothers from the same dysfunctional family who have raised themselves up from the desperate days of their early childhood, only to have their newly ordered lives begin to fall apart when one becomes a suspect in a murder. Funded by NZ On Air....

The Brokenwood Mysteries

The Brokenwood Mysteries is a series of two-hour murder mystery stories set in a seemingly quiet country town where the town's newest resident, Detective Mike Shepherd, finds that murder lurks in even the most homely location. Neill Rea (Scarfies, Legend of the Seeker, Go Girls) stars in the lead role of DSS Shepherd while Fern Sutherland (The Almighty Johnsons) plays Detective Kristin Sims. Ea...

Westside

Legendary safe-cracker and criminal Ted West and his wife Rita are the central characters of this comedy/drama series that is a prequel to Outrageous Fortune. The fourth series is set in 1983 Auckland, where the historical drama will take Outrageous Fortune's large and loyal audience on a journey into Ted and Rita's murky past, set against a backdrop of social and economic upheaval. Series 4 launc...

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