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Prime Presents: Making New Zealand

The popular history series Making New Zealand returns for a second season!

The series celebrates the struggles and enterprise of our predecessors who built New Zealand from the ground up, telling their stories through archive stills and footage, personal accounts as well as commentary from experts and historians. For series two we shift the focus to industry, looking at Construction, Aviation, Forestry and Mining.

Made with the support of NZ On Air’s Platinum Fund.

 

 

EPISODE GUIDE


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Episode 1 - Construction

Construction profiles some of New Zealand’s pioneering engineering, building and architectural luminaries and some of our most iconic buildings such as The Dunedin Railway Station, Auckland’s Civic Theatre and The Christchurch Town Hall.

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Episode 2 - Aviation

Aviation is a documentary about how early flight pioneers paved the way for the airline industry we have today.

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Episode 3 - Forestry

Forestry tells the story of how New Zealand’s great native forests were decimated in 80 years. It is the story of how we discovered the beauty of our native forests only after we had almost destroyed them.

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Episode 4 - Mining

Mining the country’s riches – either through digging or drilling – has played a fundamental role in the making of New Zealand.

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EXTRA VIDEOS

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About The Show

The series celebrates the struggles and enterprise of our predecessors who built New Zealand from the ground up, telling their stories through archive stills and footage, personal accounts as well as commentary from experts and historians. For series two we shift the focus to industry, looking at Construction, Aviation, Forestry and Mining.

Blood, Sweat & Tears

Blood, Sweat & Tears

Urban Design

Urban Design

Waihi Water

Waihi Water

TV Ads

TV Ads

Air Hostess

Air Hostess

Biggest Danger

Biggest Danger

Mining

Mining

Forestry

Forestry

Forestry

Aviation

Aviation

Construction

Construction

Construction