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Lyn of Tawa - In Search of the Great New Zealand Male Television – 1994 Documentary

Lyn of Tawa - In Search of the Great New Zealand Male

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Kiwi icon Lyn of Tawa (Ginette McDonald) — she of mangled vowel fame — goes on the prowl in search of the ultimate Kiwi bloke. The girl-from-the-suburb's mission takes in the gamut of masculine mythology, from Man Alone to mateship, as Lyn provides manthropological reflections ("can a woman ever be a mate?"). Made when the good keen man was facing up to the challenge from SNAGs, the documentary travels from the West Coast (for sex education) to a men's club, from rugby scrums to rabbit culls, and meets hunters, lawyers, students and gay ten-pin bowlers.

Key Cast & Crew

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Michael McDonald

Producer, Writer, Director

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Amanda Robertshawe

Producer

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Ginette McDonald

As: Lyn of Tawa

There comes a time when you realise that shooting deer is not everything — that being the top shot and being the mountain man and all these other things is only a passing phase ... I think the genuine mountain man is a loner, but I think he is very very resourceful.
– Hunter turned photographer David Osmers