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Rachel Lang

Writer

Writer Rachel Lang, MNZM, has played a major hand in a host of New Zealand television dramas, including Outrageous Fortune, the iconic saga of a West Auckland family trying to go straight. Her CV also includes the long-running Go Girls, small town dramas Jackson's Wharf and Mercy Peak, plus Westside, The Almighty Johnsons, This is Not My Life, Filthy Rich and The Blue Rose.

I thought the next time I do something I’m going to make it so that no one will be able to ignore it. I wanted big things to happen. Rachel Lang on Outrageous Fortune, Listener, 20 December 2006

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Interview

Rachel Lang: Creating favourite TV characters...

Interview, 2010

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Interview

RNZ Interview: Outrageous Fortune - Rachel Lang & Carmen Leonard

Interview, 2022

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Westside

2015 - 2020, Creator, Writer, Executive Producer, Script Editor - Television

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When We Go to War

2015, Writer - Television

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Westside - First Episode

2015, Writer, Co-Creator, Executive Producer, Script Editor - Television

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Step Dave

2014 - 2015, Writer - Television

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Step Dave - First Episode

2014, Script Editor - Television

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The Blue Rose

2013, Creator, Writer - Television

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The Blue Rose - Episode One

2013, Executive Producer, Creator, Writer - Television

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Nothing Trivial

2011 - 2013, Writer, Script Editor, Creator, Executive Producer - Television

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The Almighty Johnsons

2011 - 2013, Writer, Creator - Television

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Nothing Trivial - First Episode

2011, Writer, Creator, Executive Producer - Television

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The Almighty Johnsons - First Episode

2011, Executive Producer, Creator - Television

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This is Not My Life - First Episode

2010, Creator, Executive Producer, Story/Development - Television

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This is Not My Life

2010, Creator, Writer, Story/Development - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 5 - Telling Stories

2010, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 6 - A Sense of Identity

2010, Subject - Television

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Go Girls

2009 - 2013, Creator, Writer - Television

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Go Girls - First Episode

2009, Writer, Executive Producer, Creator - Television

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Outrageous Fortune - First Episode

2005, Creator, Executive Producer - Television

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Maddigan's Quest

2005, Head Writer - Television

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Maddigan's Quest - First Episode

2005, Writer - Television

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Outrageous Fortune

2005 - 2010, Writer, Executive Producer, Creator - Television

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Mercy Peak - First Episode (excerpt)

2001, Writer, Creator, Creator, Storyliner - Television

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Mercy Peak

2001 - 2003, Writer, Executive Producer, Creator - Television

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Lawless: Beyond Justice

2000, Script Editor - Television

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Jackson's Wharf

1999 - 2000, Writer, Creator - Television

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Jackson's Wharf - First Episode

1999, Writer, Creator - Television

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Lawless

1999, Creator, Script Editor - Television

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City Life

1996 - 1998, Executive Producer - Television

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City Life - First Episode

1996, Executive Producer - Television

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Shortland Street - Kirsty and Lionel's wedding

1994, Writer - Television

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Shortland Street

1992 - 2000, Writer, Executive Producer - Television

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Marlin Bay

1992 - 1994, Story - Television

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Shortland Street - Highlights from the first 15 years

1992 - 2007, Writer, Executive Producer - Television

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Shark in the Park

1988 - 1991, Story Editor - Television

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Gloss - First Episode

1987, Script Editor - Television

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The Marching Girls - Mahara's Story

1987, As: Lou - Television

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Open House

1986 - 1987, Story Editor - Television