This beautifully-shot documentary is a social and architectural history of the great NZ bach (or crib for those south of the Waitaki). Maggie Barry tracks their evolution from workers’ cottages to a fully fledged icon in danger of extinction: as the blind eye turned by councils that made them possible becomes a thing of the past, and the coastline becomes too valuable to allow ‘just anyone’ to erect a shack on it. The Kiwi spirit that created the building is celebrated; and bach enthusiasts interviewed include Sam Hunt, Keri Hulme, Karl Stead and Rawiri Paratene.
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Television, 1984 (Full Length Episode)
Documentary series about NZ architecture
Television, 2005 (Full Length)
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Television, 1996 (Excerpts)
A documentary about Kiwiana
Film, 2001 (Trailer and Excerpts)
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Film, 1991 (Excerpts)
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Television, 1997 (Full Length)
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Short Film, 1974 (Full Length)
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