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This Town - First Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2013

I didn't actually come here to get away from people, I came here to get away from people telling me how I was supposed to live.
– Coaster Bean Sprout
A lot of people initially don't think they have a story to tell but once you're on to your third cup of tea it is obvious that seemingly ordinary people all have something extraordinary to say.
– Director/producer Melanie Rakena, in an interview with Stuff's James Croot, 27 June 2013
Perhaps the key to its appeal is that it makes you feel good about being a New Zealander...
– Karl du Fresne in a Dominion Post review, 15 November 2013
Hospitality? Nah, this beats hospitality
– Mine truck driver Christie
The coast people are tolerant, caring … I guess that’s why a lot of quirky people like me I guess end up here: because you can be an individual on the West Coast.
– Drag queen Jaqui