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Neighbourhood - Newtown (First Episode)

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2012

In each episode of this TVNZ show, a well-known Kiwi takes the pulse of a neighbourhood they are connected to. In this debut episode, musician King Kapisi (aka Bill Urale) guides viewers around Newtown, the cosmopolitan Wellington neighbourhood where he was born. He revisits his childhood, meets a Greek easter egg maker, a muslim ritual cleanser, African music advocate Sam 'Mr Newtown' Manzana, and a Mexican making skateboard art. The NZ Herald’s Paul Casserly called the show "beautifully shot, feel-good TV, reminiscent of the superb Living Room series."

I think the motto was 'get out there, work hard and show the world that you can achieve something'.
– King Kapisi, on his parent's advice —and on Newtown as an "immigrant's paradise"

Key Cast & Crew

Belinda Simpson

Post-Production Director

Reuben Pillsbury

Director

Bill Urale (aka King Kapisi)

Presenter

Anna Lynch

Producer

James Brookes

Online Editor

Anna Buchanan

Production Coordinator

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