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

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2010

I think New Zealanders have always liked to see themselves reflected in a rural sense, and they liked that with A Dog's Show.
– A Dog's Show narrator John Gordon
We were suffering from terrible colonial cringe, we just didn't want to be New Zealanders. There was no sense in those days, except on the sporting field perhaps and in war, that New Zealanders were proud of being New Zealanders.
– Broadcaster Judy Callingham on Kiwi attitudes in the 1960s
And then suddenly it started to dawn at the grassroots level that we were on our own, and since we were New Zealand and we were no longer hanging off the coattails of mother England, then perhaps we should find out who we are, and television is generally a great window into who we are.
– Director Geoff Murphy