Nightly magazine show Town and Around covered everything from current affairs to visiting celebrities, slapstick and stunts — including a notorious 1968 item on turkeys in gumboots. After a month-long test run in Wellington in 1965, the show ran for five years from 1966. Local editions screened in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. Made when Kiwi television still ran as four regional stations, the popular, often light-hearted show provided a training ground for literally dozens of screen industry professionals.
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