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The New Zealanders

The New Zealanders is a beautifully shot series introducing us to some of the quirkiest locations and heart-warming characters throughout New Zealand, in this stunning travelogue.

  • The Chathams
    Thursday, June 24
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Take a tour with the islands' sole policeman, meet the Air Chathams' chief pilot who owns a 1950s flight simulator the size of a house and visit a sacred grove of ancient hand-carved trees with Moriori descendant Shirley. On even more remote Pitt Island, visit the country's most isolated school (number of pupils: 7, 3 of them the principal's children) and 7th generation farming family, the Gregory-Hunts, who raised 11 children there.
  • Central Plateau
    Saturday, June 26
    5:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    There may be a desert road running through it but there is plenty of life in the Central Plateau. People with a passion for dinasaurs, pens, art, rugby and Russia. A wild west town in the middle of nowhere with inhabited by Cowboys and Indians and what really happens under the pool table at the grand old Chateau.
  • Central Plateau
    Thursday, July 1
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    There may be a desert road running through it but there is plenty of life in the Central Plateau. People with a passion for dinasaurs, pens, art, rugby and Russia. A wild west town in the middle of nowhere with inhabited by Cowboys and Indians and what really happens under the pool table at the grand old Chateau.
  • The Wairarapa
    Saturday, July 3
    5:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Meet Giggles, the happiest pig in New Zealand, Mary a pensioner so organised she has already painted her coffin, the owner of the countires largest garden ornament and regiment of beautifully painted soldiers.
  • The Wairarapa
    Thursday, July 8
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Meet Giggles, the happiest pig in New Zealand, Mary a pensioner so organised she has already painted her coffin, the owner of the countires largest garden ornament and regiment of beautifully painted soldiers.
  • Sulphur City Soul
    Saturday, July 10
    5:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The New Zealanders meets some of the locals pursuing their passions in Rotorua including a coffin-making midwife, some souped-up good Samaritans, big-hearted bush boys, and a cop with a mighty chop.
  • Sulphur City Soul
    Thursday, July 15
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The New Zealanders meets some of the locals pursuing their passions in Rotorua including a coffin-making midwife, some souped-up good Samaritans, big-hearted bush boys, and a cop with a mighty chop.
  • South of the South
    Saturday, July 17
    5:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The New Zealanders meets some of the locals pursuing their passions in Invercargill, Tapanui and Gore including a singer, a swinger, and couple of straight-shooting cowboys.
  • South of the South
    Thursday, July 22
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The New Zealanders meets some of the locals pursuing their passions in Invercargill, Tapanui and Gore including a singer, a swinger, and couple of straight-shooting cowboys.
  • The South of the North
    Saturday, July 24
    5:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The New Zealanders meets some of the locals pursuing their passions in Mangawhai, including a fabulous former farm boy, a swamp kauri sculptor, a bee-keeping broadcaster, and a community of whirling absurdists.
  • The South of the North
    Thursday, July 29
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The New Zealanders meets some of the locals pursuing their passions in Mangawhai, including a fabulous former farm boy, a swamp kauri sculptor, a bee-keeping broadcaster, and a community of whirling absurdists.
  • Passion on the Plains
    Saturday, July 31
    5:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The New Zealanders meets some of the locals pursuing their passions in Waimate, Temuka and Timaru including a frightening farmer, a pair of sweetheart Samaritans and a street cleaner with quite the collection.
  • Passion on the Plains
    Thursday, August 5
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The New Zealanders meets some of the locals pursuing their passions in Waimate, Temuka and Timaru including a frightening farmer, a pair of sweetheart Samaritans and a street cleaner with quite the collection.
  • Life on the Crater Rim
    Saturday, August 7
    5:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The New Zealanders meets some of the locals pursuing their passions on Banks Peninsula including a family of penguin farmers, a postie who?s going places, and a rubber-burning botanist.
  • Life on the Crater Rim
    Thursday, August 12
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The New Zealanders meets some of the locals pursuing their passions on Banks Peninsula including a family of penguin farmers, a postie who?s going places, and a rubber-burning botanist.
  • Head of the Bay
    Saturday, August 14
    5:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The New Zealanders meets some of the locals pursuing their passions in Whangamata and Waihi including a story-telling sculptor, a hometown hot rod hero, and a senior who?s turned to ink.
  • Head of the Bay
    Thursday, August 19
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The New Zealanders meets some of the locals pursuing their passions in Whangamata and Waihi including a story-telling sculptor, a hometown hot rod hero, and a senior who?s turned to ink.
  • Sulphur City Soul
    Saturday, August 21
    5:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The New Zealanders meets some of the locals pursuing their passions in Rotorua including a coffin-making midwife, some souped-up good Samaritans, big-hearted bush boys, and a cop with a mighty chop.
  • Sulphur City Soul
    Thursday, August 26
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The New Zealanders meets some of the locals pursuing their passions in Rotorua including a coffin-making midwife, some souped-up good Samaritans, big-hearted bush boys, and a cop with a mighty chop.
  • Saturday, August 28
    5:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Thursday, September 2
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • The Coast
    Saturday, September 4
    5:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    "You can be an individual on the West Coast," says trans-sexual businesswoman Jaqui, who has a collection of 200 sock knitting machines. Also featured are New Zealand's most remote family who live 100km from the nearest shop and Lake Mahinapu Hotel publican Les, 88, one of the most photographed men in the country but who sadly passed away a few months ago.

 

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  • The Chathams
    Saturday, June 19
    5:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Take a tour with the islands' sole policeman, meet the Air Chathams' chief pilot who owns a 1950s flight simulator the size of a house and visit a sacred grove of ancient hand-carved trees with Moriori descendant Shirley. On even more remote Pitt Island, visit the country's most isolated school (number of pupils: 7, 3 of them the principal's children) and 7th generation farming family, the Gregory-Hunts, who raised 11 children there.
  • Out The Back
    Thursday, June 17
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    In mid-Canterbury, meet the maker of the country's best sausage rolls, enjoy an evening with Lynda Topp, her new wife Donna and Donna's rising country star son Cameron, and have a heart-wrenching encounter with nurse Marg, whose husband was killed in the Christchurch earthquake.
  • Out The Back
    Saturday, June 12
    5:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    In mid-Canterbury, meet the maker of the country's best sausage rolls, enjoy an evening with Lynda Topp, her new wife Donna and Donna's rising country star son Cameron, and have a heart-wrenching encounter with nurse Marg, whose husband was killed in the Christchurch earthquake.
  • Round The Mountain
    Thursday, June 10
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    At 68, Taranaki grandmother is a 4th dan black belt in tae kwon do while former oil field worker Mike is a collector of classic Mustang cars. Wheelchair-bound Shirley has a collection of more than 2,000 horse ornaments and famous boatie Happy Chaddy and his mini-me apprentice explain their love of the sea. The Patea Maori Club also appear and talk about Poi E, the song that put them on the map.
  • Round The Mountain
    Saturday, June 5
    5:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    At 68, Taranaki grandmother is a 4th dan black belt in tae kwon do while former oil field worker Mike is a collector of classic Mustang cars. Wheelchair-bound Shirley has a collection of more than 2,000 horse ornaments and famous boatie Happy Chaddy and his mini-me apprentice explain their love of the sea. The Patea Maori Club also appear and talk about Poi E, the song that put them on the map.
  • Central
    Thursday, June 3
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Duck shooters gather at dawn at the White Horse Hotel in central Otago town Becks while, at Miller's Flat, meet a couple who built their own house, complete with grass roof. Further down the line, self-confessed tree-hugger Bob created his own forest while another family built their own power station.
  • Central
    Saturday, May 29
    5:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Duck shooters gather at dawn at the White Horse Hotel in central Otago town Becks while, at Miller's Flat, meet a couple who built their own house, complete with grass roof. Further down the line, self-confessed tree-hugger Bob created his own forest while another family built their own power station.
  • Through The Bays
    Thursday, May 27
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Meet the proud residents Gisborne suburb Kaiti, shed a tear with Bill of Mahia who first made friends with Moko the dolphin ("he gave me a seahorse"), whet the taste buds with gold medal piemakers James and Dave (creators of a pork belly, apple and fig pie) and go skating with a bunch of Napier roller derby girls.
  • Through The Bays
    Saturday, May 22
    5:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Meet the proud residents Gisborne suburb Kaiti, shed a tear with Bill of Mahia who first made friends with Moko the dolphin ("he gave me a seahorse"), whet the taste buds with gold medal piemakers James and Dave (creators of a pork belly, apple and fig pie) and go skating with a bunch of Napier roller derby girls.
  • The Coast
    Thursday, May 20
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    "You can be an individual on the West Coast," says trans-sexual businesswoman Jaqui, who has a collection of 200 sock knitting machines. Also featured are New Zealand's most remote family who live 100km from the nearest shop and Lake Mahinapu Hotel publican Les, 88, one of the most photographed men in the country but who sadly passed away a few months ago.
  • The Coast
    Saturday, May 15
    5:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    "You can be an individual on the West Coast," says trans-sexual businesswoman Jaqui, who has a collection of 200 sock knitting machines. Also featured are New Zealand's most remote family who live 100km from the nearest shop and Lake Mahinapu Hotel publican Les, 88, one of the most photographed men in the country but who sadly passed away a few months ago.
  • Thursday, May 13
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Saturday, May 8
    5:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    No description available.
  • Sulphur City Soul
    Thursday, May 6
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The New Zealanders meets some of the locals pursuing their passions in Rotorua including a coffin-making midwife, some souped-up good Samaritans, big-hearted bush boys, and a cop with a mighty chop.
  • Sulphur City Soul
    Saturday, May 1
    5:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The New Zealanders meets some of the locals pursuing their passions in Rotorua including a coffin-making midwife, some souped-up good Samaritans, big-hearted bush boys, and a cop with a mighty chop.