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Asia Downunder/Asia Dynamic

Television, 1994–2011

Running for an impressive 19 seasons, Asia Downunder was a weekly magazine show for and about the Asian population in New Zealand. It began in 1994 on TV One, under the title Asia Dynamic. In late 1995 the show's Korean-born co-presenter Melissa Lee and producer Robin Kingsley-Smith put in a bid to take over the making of the series; they later relaunched it as Asia Downunder. Featured were a range of stories covering news, profiles, arts, business and travel and cuisine. Occasional specials were devoted to a single topic. Lee later became a National Party MP.