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City Life - First Episode

Television (Excerpts) – 1996

City Life screened from 1996 to 1998 and made a direct appeal to New Zealand's Gen X apartment-dwelling demographic. Following the lives of a tight-knit group of friends, and featuring racy shots of Auckland's K-Road and nightlife set to contemporary Kiwi pop music, the show was Aotearoa's answer to Melrose Place. In this excerpt from the first episode, the friends are thrown into conflict when one of their own (played by Kevin Smith) decides to marry outside the circle. Complications ensue when Smith shares a brief, but notorious, screen kiss with Charles Mesure.


Made with funding from NZ On Air


Musical Directors: Greg Johnson and Paul Casserly

Bliss - Th' Dudes
Touch Me - Superette
Into You - JPS Experience
Feel so Good - Spelling Mistakes
Crying - Strawpeople
For Today - Netherworld Dancing Toys
Spooky - 3d's
Safety in the Rain - The Clean
The Sky knows no limits - Mahinarangi Tocker
Mine - Matty J. Ruys
Lost in Future Ruins - The Chills
Cat inna Can - Straitjacket Fits