Kiwi Ingenuity

'No 8 wire' Kiwi ingenuity is defined by problem solving from few resources (No 8 wire is fencing wire that can be adapted to many uses, an ability that was particularly handy for isolated NZ settlers). Embodied in heroes from Richard Pearse to PJ, Kiwi ingenuity is a quality dear to our national sense of self. It has been memorably celebrated, and sometimes satirised, on screen.

Good Taste Made Bad Taste

Short Film, 1988 (Excerpts)

Country Calendar - Spoofs Special

Television, 1999 (Full Length)

Britten - Backyard Visionary

Television, 1994 (Full Length)

Richard Pearse

Television, 1975 (Full Length)

The Adventure World of Sir Edmund Hillary - The Kaipo Wall (Part One)

Television, 1974 (Full Length)

This is Your Life - AJ Hackett

Television, 2007 (Full Length Episode)

Forgotten Silver

Television, 1995 (Excerpts)

Landmarks - A Land Apart

Television, 1981 (Full Length)

The World's Fastest Indian

Film, 2005 (Trailer, Excerpts, and Extras)

Peter Snell, Athlete

Television, 1964 (Full Length)

Rutherford of Nelson

Short Film, 1972 (Full Length)


Let's Get Inventin'

Television, 2006–2012

Kaikohe Demolition

Film, 2004 (Full Length and Trailer)

Seven Black Robins

Television, 1981 (Full Length)

Flip & Two Twisters

Television, 1995 (Full Length)


Fast Forward

Television, 1985–1989

Pioneer Women - Ettie Rout

Television, 1983 (Full Length Episode)

Cowboys of Culture

Television, 1990 (Full Length)

Three New Zealanders: Sylvia Ashton-Warner

Television, 1978 (Full Length)

Jet Boats in New Zealand

Short Film, 1961 (Full Length)

Architect Athfield

Film, 1977 (Full Length)

Deer Wars

Television, 2007 (Full Length)

Inventions from the Shed

Television, 2000 (Full Length)

Shearing Technique

Short Film, 1958 (Full Length)


Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger

Television, 2011

Allan Wilson: Evolutionary

Film, 2008 (Full Length)

Flight of Fancy

Short Film, 1987 (Excerpts)

Behind the Bull

Short Film, 2000 (Full Length)

Jack Brown Genius

Film, 1995 (Trailer)

The New Adventures of Black Beauty - The Birdman

Television, 1990 (Excerpts)