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Top Half - Excerpts

Television (Excerpts) – 1983 - 1989

For nine years TVNZ's Top Half brought local news to Auckland and the upper North Island. In these excerpts there's a tantalising before and after glimpse of a David Bowie concert at Western Springs; the people of Ponsonby worry that their suburb's character is being lost to developers; Dylan Taite finds country rockers The Warratahs busking on Ponsonby Road; and in K Road, there is coverage of a multicultural street festival, and concerns about how encroaching sleaze is affecting local retailers; plus a cute story about a baby orangutan and a camera-shy mother.

Not your usual bunch of melancholia freaks who charge up and down the pop charts.
– Reporter Dylan Taite on The Warratahs

Key Cast & Crew

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Ainslie Talbot


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Dylan Taite