Play

00:00

/

00:00

Full screen
Video quality

Low 0 MB

High 0 MB

HD 0 MB

Captions
Volume
Volume
Hero image for Lynn of Tawa - In Search of the Great New Zealand Male

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

Television (Full Length) – 1994

In this documentary, Kiwi icon Lynn of Tawa (Ginette McDonald) — she of mangled vowel fame — goes on the prowl in search of the ultimate Kiwi bloke. The girl from the suburbs explores the gamut of masculine mythology, from Man Alone to mateship, and asks "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 and gay ten-pin bowlers. The opening credits mispell Lynn as Lyn. 

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

Key Cast & Crew

Profile image for Amanda Robertshawe

Amanda Robertshawe

Producer

Generic Profile image for Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald

Writer, Director, Producer

Profile image for Ginette McDonald

Ginette McDonald

As: Lynn of Tawa

Profile image for Paul Horan

Paul Horan

Subject

Generic Profile image for Matt Bowkett

Matt Bowkett

Subject

Generic Profile image for Jan Bolton

Jan Bolton

Composer

See all 20 credits

Produced by

Ultimate Productions

Source

Logo for MediaWorks NZ

MediaWorks NZ

If you liked this, you might also like...

Collection
Collection image for Kiwi Comedy On TV

Kiwi Comedy On TV

This collection celebrates Kiwi comedy on TV: the...

Collection
Collection image for Accent on Kiwi

Accent on Kiwi

From Karyn Hay to Billy T, take a look at some fentestic...

Thumbnail image for Kiwiana

Kiwiana

More Kiwi stereotypes

Thumbnail image for Who Laughs Last

Who Laughs Last

Also features Ginette McDonald

Thumbnail image for New Zild - The Story of New Zealand English

New Zild - The Story of New Zealand English

Also features Lynn of Tawa

Thumbnail image for Inventions from the Shed

Inventions from the Shed

More men being men

Thumbnail image for The Leading Edge

The Leading Edge

Also features Coast to Coast founder Robin Judkins

Thumbnail image for Gliding On - No Smoke Without Fire (First Episode)

Gliding On - No Smoke Without Fire (First Episode)

Also features actor Ross Jolly

Thumbnail image for Off the Beaten Track

Off the Beaten Track

Also features seals and Sir Ed Hillary

Thumbnail image for Footrot Flats

Footrot Flats

Written by Tom Scott

Thumbnail image for Queer Nation - Gay Games Reloaded

Queer Nation - Gay Games Reloaded

More gay sport

Thumbnail image for Town and Around: Auckland Highlights

Town and Around: Auckland Highlights

Includes more of Barry Crump

Thumbnail image for Moa's Ark : Building the Ark

Moa's Ark : Building the Ark

More of Coast to Coast founder Robin Judkins

Thumbnail image for Space Knights - The Golden Knight (First Episode)

Space Knights - The Golden Knight (First Episode)

Features Ginette McDonald's voice talents

Thumbnail image for Pioneer Women - Hera Ngoungou

Pioneer Women - Hera Ngoungou

Award winning dramatic performance by Ginette McDonald

Thumbnail image for Royal Variety Performance Show 1981

Royal Variety Performance Show 1981

Lyn of Tawa in the presence of Royalty

Thumbnail image for All Things Being Equal - 22 September 1978 Episode

All Things Being Equal - 22 September 1978 Episode

Also features Ginette McDonald

Thumbnail image for Once a Convent Girl

Once a Convent Girl

Documentary featuring Ginette McDonald

Thumbnail image for Dilemmas - 3 December 1993

Dilemmas - 3 December 1993

Advice show featuring Ginette McDonald

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

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

Ginette McDonald talks about Lyn

Thumbnail image for High Country Rescue - Episode Eight

High Country Rescue - Episode Eight

More search, with a side of rescue

Thumbnail image for Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy (series promo)

Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy (series promo)

Ginette McDonald features on this show about Kiwi comedy