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New Zealand Today - First Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2019

For his first solo TV show, comedian and Jono and Ben regular Guy Williams travels the country meeting Kiwis who've made the headlines. In this debut episode, he heads to Hāwera to investigate a racism scandal in a Christmas parade. The local Lions Club aren't keen to go on-camera about their decision to wear blackface. Admitting he's exploiting the situation for cheap laughs, Williams organises a "non-racist" parade in a motel car park. Then a stolen coffin leads him to Whanganui, where he helps build a new "death cabinet" as a gift. The series was directed by Matt Cooke and comedian Joseph Moore.

— Someone who can drive a tractor (must BYO tractor)
– Part of Guy William's Facebook list for Hawera's first non-racist midyear Christmas parade

Key Cast & Crew

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Guy Williams

Creator, Writer, Presenter

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Evan Howell


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Bronwynn Bakker

Creator, Senior Producer

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Matt Cooke

Creator, Director, Editor, Additional Writing

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Joseph Moore

Director, Additional Writing

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Claire Fitzjames

Production Coordinator

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Produced by

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MediaWorks NZ


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MediaWorks NZ


Made with funding from NZ On Air


Main theme by Daryl Neil Alexander Griffith and Stuart Andrew Roslyn