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Pete & Pio - Series One Compilation

Television (Excerpts) – 1994

Peter Rowley and Pio Terei shared a Best Performance Award for this 1990s sketch comedy series. While Rowley is a veteran comedian known for The Billy T James Show, this was Terei’s first lead television role (followed by his own series, Pio!). Each episode opens with a stand-up double act performed to a studio audience, and closes with a song led by Terei. In the complete first episode and excerpts, the duo poke fun at racial stereotypes and well known adverts. Aotearoa is often the butt of the joke, with sketches including talking sheep, a tourism ad for Māngere, and an Australian smack-talking Kiwis.


Tim Shadbolt, Simon Barnett — as soon as they get more than 20 people who know your name, you have to do a cheese ad.
– Peter Rowley on the perils of fame, in episode five

Key Cast & Crew

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Gary Moore

Cinematographer, Writer

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Tom Parkinson

Executive Producer

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Pio Terei

Writer, Presenter, As: Various roles

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Al Falisimanu

As: Various roles

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Brendon Butt

Director, Writer

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Peter Rowley

Writer, Presenter, As: Various roles

See all 54 credits

Produced by

  • Avoca Media Holdings

  • Isambard Productions


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Made with funding from NZ On Air


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