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Spectrum is a long-running documentary series – it began in 1972 – which captures the essence of New Zealand through stories, landscape and people.

Spectrum is a long-running documentary series – it began in 1972 – which captures the essence of New Zealand through stories, landscape and people.
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Location:

Wellington, New Zealand

Description:

Spectrum is a long-running documentary series – it began in 1972 – which captures the essence of New Zealand through stories, landscape and people.

Language:

English

Contact:

P O Box 123, Wellington


Episodes

To Have an Ordinary Life (part 4)

1/14/2017
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Mike Gourley critically examines the latest government foray into disability issues - The Enabling Good Lives initiative.

Duration: 00:26:36


To Have an Ordinary Life (part 3)

1/7/2017
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In today's edition of our summer-series, 'To Have An Ordinary Life', Mike Gourley looks at the supports available to disabled people, to help them make the transition from school to further training or work.

Duration: 00:22:53


To Have an Ordinary Life (part 2)

12/31/2016
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In today's edition of the short mini-series, To have an ordinary life, Mike Gourley explores the current state of employment options for disabled people, in the aftermath of the repeal of the Disabled Persons Employment Promotion Act.

Duration: 00:27:30


To Have an Ordinary Life (part 1)

12/24/2016
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Mike Gourley profiles the people and issues in play at the time of the decision to close Kimberley, ten years ago this year.

Duration: 00:24:12


Forty-four years ain't bad

7/23/2016
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In this final spectrum Justin Gregory presents a series of Spectrum stories past and present that represent the wondrous array of every day Kiwis.

Duration: 00:26:52


Silent cries

7/16/2016
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In New Zealand one in four children under the age of 18 are said to be living in a situation of physical violence, neglect or abuse. Men are often the perpetrators, but women also have a hand in reported and unreported cases. In this week's Spectrum, Sonia Sly looks at the stigmas around women who harm children, the prevalence of child abuse in New Zealand, and how local organisations assist and support victims.

Duration: 00:28:04


Twenty-five dollars and a dream

7/9/2016
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An urban marae built from scavenged materials by homeless youth, ex-cons, and gang members in the 1970s in Wellington is struggling to keep its whare open after the council deemed several of its buildings dangerous.

Duration: 00:24:53


Gustav Kronfeld Redux

7/2/2016
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Even after 100 years, they can't cover over G Kronfeld's name!

Duration: 00:24:02


David Drops the Mic

6/25/2016
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Spectrum producer David Steemson says he has worked at RNZ since "before the coming of man". But next month he's hanging up his headphones and retiring, at about the same time as Spectrum itself will be coming to end. Justin Gregory thought both events should be marked and so he put David in a studio to talk about his career and what it means to tell New Zealand stories.

Duration: 00:23:02


Coping with the loss of an infant

6/11/2016
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In this Spectrum documentary Sonia Sly meets four parents who share their first-hand experience of losing a baby, and some volunteers who assist with process of creating memories.

Duration: 00:26:31


Can a late harvest help the hungry?

5/28/2016
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Every year in New Zealand more than $800 million worth of good food goes to waste while families in need go without. At a time when lines for food banks seem to be growing longer, what can be done to help? Auckland food rescue organisation KiwiHarvest thinks ithasa solution. Each day itsvans head out to bakeries and supermarkets across the Supercity where they load up on good, unused food beforedelivering it to 50 different charity groups. Spectrum producerJustin Gregory spends a day on...

Duration: 00:26:27


Circus Kumarani

5/21/2016
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Disabled men and women learn circus skills.

Duration: 00:24:23


Safe Passage

5/14/2016
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Locomotive engineers talk to Katy Gosset about fatalities, close calls and how KiwiRail's trauma response programme is helping.

Duration: 00:25:37


Global artists spread message of marine conservation

5/7/2016
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Earlier this year, high profile local and international artists converged on Napier to paint inner city walls with a message about the importance of marine conservation issues.

Duration: 00:25:09


Singing for Natasha

4/23/2016
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The Takatāpui community remembers a transgender colleague. Any week on a Tuesday night at an Auckland marae you'll hear members of the kapa haka group Ahakoa te Aha singing for their dead sister Natasha Allen Hohepa. Co Founder of the group is Jade Kanare Mills who as a teenager, met Natasha on Karangahape Road, a street of sex shops and strip joints.

Duration: 00:19:38


Aboard the Bobbie C

4/16/2016
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Spectrum producer Justin Gregory spends one week aboard a tall ship, sailing from Auckland to the Bay of Islands in the company of 22 American college students.

Duration: 00:25:53


A business with heart

4/9/2016
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A business with heart

Duration: 00:25:49


Inside iD Fashion Week

4/2/2016
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Frankentein's lover, pan-sexuality, torture devices and animal rights provide unexpected inspiration and stories behind the work of emerging designers who have been selected to show their collections at Dunedin iD Fashion Week 2016. In this Spectrum documentary, Sonia Sly goes behind the scenes and meets the passionate and talented designers who are pushing creative boundaries, offering up innovative designs using new technology, labour intensive handcrafting skills and applying...

Duration: 00:32:39


Going under kava

3/26/2016
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Kava drinking is a custom commonly practised in Pacific countries such as Fiji, Tonga, and Vanuatu. But the narcotic drink doesn't always mix with modern-day activities like driving - and its increased consumption by followers of teetotal religions is cause for conflict.

Duration: 00:19:29


Westminster Pilgrimage

3/25/2016
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A blind Catholic chorister's visit to London

Duration: 00:24:40

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