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Barry De Geest:'We were used as guinea pigs'

9/18/2019
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On Eyewitness - a look at the drug that affected the lives of 10 thousand babies…the story of Thalidomide. Produced by Sonia Sly.

Duration:00:16:05

Melani Anae:'We said we weren't going to take it anymore'

9/11/2019
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When the police started cracking down on Pasifika overstayers, a group of young people called the Polynesian Panthers started pushing back. Produced by Jamie Tahana.

Duration:00:17:08

Brent Hansen: 'Live Aid was 16 hours of guessing what happened next'

9/4/2019
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The 1985 Live Aid concert was broadcast all around the world. But it very nearly wasn't seen here. Produced by Katie Scotcher.

Duration:00:17:28

A Very Bright Idea

7/10/2019
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Timaru man Colin Murdoch was one of the world's great inventors. Produced by Justin Gregory.

Duration:00:15:54

The Rugby War

7/3/2019
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In 1995 rugby dropped its amateur ethos and went openly professional - but not before nearly tearing itself in two. Produced by Justin Gregory

Duration:00:17:37

Eyewitness: the Sisters Overseas Service and the 1977 Abortion Act

6/26/2019
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When restrictive new abortion laws were passed in this country, a grass roots group of women immediately mobilised. Produced by Claire Crofton.

Duration:00:16:18

Eyewitness: 10 years on from Napier Siege

6/19/2019
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When a routine search warrant goes suddenly wrong, an ordinary man becomes a hero. Produced by Anneke Smith.

Duration:00:14:56

Eyewitness: The Wool Shock of 1966

3/27/2019
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Not that long ago, the New Zealand economy was built on sheep, sheep and more sheep. We were asking for economic trouble and in the late 1960s, we got it. Produced by Justin Gregory.

Duration:00:12:26

Dialling up the past: the evolution of telecommunications in NZ

3/20/2019
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In the last century we have seen a massive revolution in telecommunications. Technological advances have brought the world closer together, but we have lost something too. Liz Garton looks at the shift from manual to automatic telephone exchanges - a roll out that took nearly a century.

Duration:00:14:52

Niue and Niu Silani

3/13/2019
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For over a century, Niueans have been moving to New Zealand in search of a better life. Did they find it?

Duration:00:13:49

Nana and the Napier Earthquake

3/6/2019
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Isobel was 14-and-a-half when the Napier earthquake hit. Decades later, her grand-daughter interviewed her about it for a school project.

Duration:00:12:42

The New Zealand food revolution

12/19/2018
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Did you know that the tomato only became popular locally about 1920? Or that brussels sprouts and silverbeet didn't catch on until the 1930s? Our national diet has undergone massive changes in the last half-century. Duncan Smith heads to the annual NZ Symposium of Gastronomy to find out why.

Duration:00:11:06

Are You Y2K OK?

12/12/2018
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In last year of the old millennium, governments and businesses warned us all of the dangers of the Y2K Bug. So did the hype help? Or was this bug never going to bite?

Duration:00:16:58

The Lions of Lawrence

12/5/2018
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Two lions escape from a circus in small town New Zealand. Who you gonna call? Produced by Justin Gregory.

Duration:00:12:28

The Experience of a Lifetime - Sinking of Mikhail Lermontov

9/27/2018
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Why is a Soviet ship lying on the bottom of the Marlborough Sounds? Produced by Justin Gregory.

Duration:00:13:40

New Zealand health camps: 'Under the Gunn'

9/19/2018
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Health camps have been helping sickly Kiwi kids get better for a century now. What was it like to be at one? And why are the camps today failing to thrive?

Duration:00:12:06

Taranaki or Egmont: what's in a name?

9/12/2018
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A famous mountain gets two new names. Was this a messy compromise or a farsighted decision? Or is it still too early to tell? Produced by Justin Gregory.

Duration:00:12:59

Taranaki or Egmont; what's in a name?

9/12/2018
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A famous mountain gets two new names. Was this a messy compromise or a farsighted decision? Or is it still too early to tell? Produced by Justin Gregory.

Duration:00:13:01

'The strap' - corporal punishment at school in New Zealand

9/5/2018
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Getting the strap at school - a harmless rite of passage or an awful abuse of power? Produced by Justin Gregory.

Duration:00:14:49

The Strap

9/5/2018
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Getting the strap at school - a harmless rite of passage or an awful abuse of power? Produced by Justin Gregory.

Duration:00:14:38