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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 Wairarapa
    Thursday, January 24
    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, January 26
    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, January 31
    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, February 2
    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, February 7
    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, February 9
    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, February 14
    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, February 16
    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, February 21
    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, February 23
    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, February 28
    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.

 

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  • The Wairarapa
    Saturday, January 19
    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.
  • Central Plateau
    Thursday, January 17
    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.
  • Central Plateau
    Saturday, January 12
    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.
  • The Chathams
    Thursday, January 10
    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.
  • The Chathams
    Saturday, January 5
    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, January 3
    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, December 29
    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, December 27
    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, December 22
    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, December 20
    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, December 15
    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, December 13
    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, December 8
    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, December 6
    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, December 1
    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.