Last week saw the opening of an on-line treasure chest of New Zealand video and film by NZ On Air, the agency that funds local production of New Zealand content for broadcast.
Since 1989 NZ On Air has funded over 15,000 hours of local television production. Now its putting a lot of it on-line. So far over 250 titles are up, with more to come.
Dip into the treasure trove to sample the wide range of topics and people that are New Zealand-Aotearoa.
For a taste of Kiwiana - the icons that symbolize Kiwi life, for a touch of nostalgia see:
Kiwiana (1996) - the pavlova, the jandal...
Or if you just want a bit of demolition derby, take a look at Kaikohe Demolition, for stock car mayhem and the people that make it happen. (This is for my cousin John, the ancient "stockie" who races stock cars at Woodford Glen just outside Christchurch).
Kaikohe Demolition (2004) - meet a Northland community that loves its stock car racing.
Don't get mud on your ice cream!!!
One of the best demo entries I've seen is the outhouse on a trailer entry at Ellesmere, Canterbury a few years back.