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The Brokenwood Mysteries - First Episode

Television (Excerpts) – 2014

We have created this unique little town that to a New Zealander seems like a familiar place and it rings true, and overseas people have responded to the peculiarity of the show and they have embraced it, because it is a tried and true genre with a twist and the twist is uniquely Kiwi.
– Writer Tim Balme on the success of the series overseas, The Sunday Star-Times, 28 October 2018
Hell of a catch. Probably the one they wish had got away.
– Detective Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea) attempts a joke after fishermen catch a dead body
Well, if Nate Dunne wanted to kill himself, this is as nice a place as any.
– Detective Senior Sergeant Gary McLeod (Mark Clare), on a man dying in a river
I think Kristin wants to dislike him quite a lot, but she can see that actually, for all his unconventional attributes, he's really good at his job, and better than her. He is older and wiser.
– Actor Fern Sutherland on her character's relationship with Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea), The NZ Herald,, 20 September 2014