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The Real New Zealand Television (Full Length) – 2000 Documentary

The Real New Zealand

Television (Full Length) – 2000 Documentary

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Made before websites like Airbnb spurred a massive jump in homestay-style accommodation options, this documentary from 2000 visits New Zealanders who have chosen to open their houses to tourists. From Warkworth to Stewart Island, from farm stays to a gay-friendly house in Golden Bay, Kiwis talk about the positives of homestays — and the long hours. Two of the couples mention how their own relationship benefits from having visitors. Narrated by Jim Mora, The Real New Zealand was directed by Shirley Horrocks (hit documentary Kiwiana). 

With homestay guests it's your house as well. You're free to wander through, raid the fridge at midnight...
– Grahame Thorne to one of his house guests