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Nia's Extra Ordinary Life

Web, 2014–2015

Nia’s Extra Ordinary Life follows the adventures of 10-year-old Nia (Shania Gilmour), who lives in the Northland seaside town of Tinopai. “Nothing exciting ever happens here” begins Nia, but the ordinary soon becomes extraordinary thanks to the power of her imagination — brought to life via onscreen animation. Two seasons were made by the team behind Auckland Daze: writer/producer Kerry Warkia and writer/director Kiel McNaughton), The first web series for children funded by NZ On Air, it was available on YouTube and screened on Māori Television. Listener critic Fiona Rae called it “heavy on imagination and creativity and very cute”.