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Dan Slevin recommends John Reid’s superb history of Pacific Films and John O’Shea, Whatever It Takes.
The story behind Pacific Films and its idiosyncratic producer, John O'Shea (1920-2001) is one of grit, determination and a belief that New Zealand needed a homegrown screen industry. Filmmaker and… Audio, Gallery
John Bluck explores his memories of growing up in Nuhaka in Hawke's Bay during the 1940s and 1950s. Audio
Jane Paul is the community programme co-ordinator at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision. Audio
A demonstration of the wrong and right way to post hole digging. A dairy farmer in developed a simple machine to bore up to 600 holes a day. The film was made in 1954 by John O'Shea. Video