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Craft Beer: The first episode of 13 from this television series

Craft Beer: The first episode of 13 from this television series

Cinemas: The second episode of 13 from this television series

Cinemas: The second episode of 13 from this television series

Servants: The third episode of 13 from this television series

Servants: The third episode of 13 from this television series

Bowling Clubs: The fourth episodes of 13 from this television series

Bowling Clubs: The fourth episodes of 13 from this television series

Baking: The fifth episode of 13 from this television series

Baking: The fifth episode of 13 from this television series

Tailoring: The sixth episode of 13 from this television series

Tailoring: The sixth episode of 13 from this television series

Farmers' Market: The seventh episode of 13 from this television series

Farmers' Market: The seventh episode of 13 from this television series

Christianity: The eighth episode of 13 from this television series

Christianity: The eighth episode of 13 from this television series

Gardening: The ninth episode of 13 from this television series

Gardening: The ninth episode of 13 from this television series

A Carless Life: The tenth episode of 13 from this television series

A Carless Life: The tenth episode of 13 from this television series

The Artisan: The eleventh episode of 13 from this television series

The Artisan: The eleventh episode of 13 from this television series

Housewives: The twelfth episode of 13 from this television series

Housewives: The twelfth episode of 13 from this television series

Towns: The thirteenth episode of 13 from this television series

Towns: The thirteenth episode of 13 from this television series

The New Old - Full Series

Television (Full Length Episodes) – 2012

In this series, Back Benches presenter Wallace Chapman looks at New Zealand, and connects the old and the new. From beer to servants, each of the 13 episodes looks at a particular activity or aspect of Kiwi culture, examining how it has changed or had a resurgence. The topics range from leisure activities — like bowling — to meatier matters like spirituality and the role of women. Chapman often brings a touch of humour to the interviews. Go to the clip selector under the video player to find a particular episode from the list: artisans, baking, beer, bowling clubs, Christianity, cinemas, farmers' markets, gardening, housewives, servants, tailoring, towns and transportation ('A Carless Life').

...the rise of the motor vehicle has delivered a mixed blessing. We have this incredible mobility ... with that benefit, there's been some quite significant costs, and I think that these are costs which we haven't really stopped and thought about and taken seriously. So for example in New Zealand, the fastest growing source of carbon emissions, of CO2 emissions, is from transport.
– Transport planner Bevan Woodward, in the A Carless Life episode

Key Cast & Crew

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Bevan Crothers

Cinematographer

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Gayle Hogan

Producer

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Bryan Shaw

Editor - Episodes 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 13

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Wallace Chapman

Presenter

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Mitchell Hawkes

Director

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Emma Patterson

Editor - Episodes 3, 6, 8 - 12

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