Excerpt - David Bowie plays Western Springs
Excerpt - Ponsonby development controversy
Excerpt - Multicultural festival in K Road
Excerpt - The Warratahs
Excerpt - K Road shopping decline
Excerpt - baby orangutan at Auckland Zoo
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