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Hero image for Pukemanu - Pukemanu Welcomes You (first episode)

Pukemanu - Pukemanu Welcomes You (first episode)

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1971

Carey Clements
Carey Clements
9 Jul 2015 - 05.20pm
This was the television screen debut of Harry Lavington, who was to go on and star in Close to Home as Ken Paget. Interestingly enough prior to getting into acting he was a policeman in his native Cardiff, before coming to New Zealand in 1955, where he joined up with the NZ police for several years. Therefore he must have felt right at home when acting the part of the local cop in Pukemanu.
Brian Messiter
Brian Messiter
31 Mar 2014 - 06.19pm
i was one of the 4 real bikies hired by murray ... 3 of us were founder members of satans slaves wgtn 1970 ....
John harper
John harper
6 Feb 2014 - 08.57pm
This was great to see this again, I remember as a kid and was interested in the trucks also at the time. Pat was great as always.
Gary Potts
Gary Potts
24 Aug 2012 - 10.49am
It's my pleasure to be able to put a name to a face in this first ep of Pukemanu. Scoring a highly-prized chance to appear as an extra, friend, amateur actor, part-time auctioneer and full-time Post Office radio inspector (RI), Hamiltonian Bernie Marsh appears as the wary garage mechanic serving petrol to the somewhat intimidating bikie-gang. Himself a radio 'ham', Bernie was a popular and jovial character in real life, always passing highly amusing comments and anecdotes to all who knew him. Bernie passed away from lung trouble in the early 1990's. - Gary Potts ZL1BFD
samuel welsh
samuel welsh
22 Jul 2012 - 04.39am
nz is still beaut like this close and natural
love nz keep it coming
samuel welsh
samuel welsh
22 Jul 2012 - 04.36am
top show love it mind you 2 questions why not much to eat?
and wheres the cops there?
close comunity which is great
Randolph Covich
Randolph Covich
14 Jul 2012 - 01.23pm
Great show. I remember this as a kid, although back then I was more interested in the trucks than the dialogue. More please.
Paul Ward
Paul Ward (NZ On Screen team)
18 Oct 2011 - 09.18am
@Jw: Douglas Drury is listed in the credits as EP (click on the credits tab above right of the player). I've also sent his name through to our profiles team to add to the list.
Jw blackman
Jw blackman
18 Oct 2011 - 07.08am
Interesting to note no mention of EP Douglas Drury....didn't he win a Feltex Award for his input?
Morrissey Breen
Morrissey Breen
28 May 2011 - 10.02pm
Who did the splendid theme music?
Tarn
Tarn
20 Sep 2010 - 08.19am
awesome I hav'nt seen this in years why don't they bring it back to tv it is a real kiwi programme set in a real kiwi enviornment, might learn a thing or 2 aye....
Alan Litchfield
Alan Litchfield
2 Jul 2010 - 03.50pm
Fantastic. Great to see this treasured part of our history and would be better to see more.
Annie Frear
Annie Frear
1 Jun 2010 - 06.02pm
Go on show us the rest .... it's a shame to leave it on the shelves ... and besides we should be able to see these people acting who are no longer with us and or reruns on TV .....
Phil Breden
Phil Breden
1 Jun 2010 - 03.19pm
Excellent to see this online. I have always wanted to see this again, as I was part of the children extras and have fond memories of time spent on this show.

More episodes please!

Thanks.
Darren Schroeder
27 May 2010 - 10.26am
Cheers!
GeoffT
GeoffT
26 May 2010 - 04.21pm
Wow! Great to finally see this.
Thanks NZon Screen
The camera work and dialogue are impressive
Wish there was more drama like this on TV today
More please
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