Push Push, from Auckland's North Shore, took elements of LA hair metal and glam rock and combined them with the presence and huge voice of lead singer (and future radio and TV presenter) Mikey Havoc. Their infectious debut single 'Trippin'' spent six weeks at number one in 1991 but two further singles, and a respectably-received album in A Trillion Shades of Happy, couldn't emulate its success. 'Trippin'' later had a second life in a techno version by Miz Ima Starr and Baitercell which featured in Athina Tsoulis' feature film I'll Make You Happy.
This 1974 end of year special for music show Popco sees acts performing cover songs in locations around Christchurch, plus inside the studio. Presenting and singing are Hayden Wood, Rob Guest (before musicals fame) and Steve Gilpin (before Mi-Sex). The performers include Space Waltz (in their glam rock glory), Annie Whittle (on the banks of the Avon), the Maggie Burke dancers in Cathedral Square, Rockinghorse (featuring 'Nature' composer Wayne Mason), Mark Williams (sparkling in green lurex), Bunny Walters, Drut (complete with a flaming guitar) and Beaver (in the finale).
New Zealander Bill Gavin began his film career in the United Kingdom. After arranging finance for everything from The Killing Fields to Sid and Nancy, he returned home in the 90s to produce a number of features, including What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? and Jubilee. During two years as Head of Feature Films at South Pacific Pictures, he helped develop and finance 2002 hit Whale Rider.