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World Class? Inside NZ Education

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 45 mins approx.
Year: 2016

“The New Zealand education system is broken and we need to start fixing it today if we want to have a prosperous future tomorrow.”

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Bryan Bruce was a teacher for 10 years before he become an award winning documentary maker. He believes the switch to self-managing schools has proved a disaster for children living in poorer areas of our country, that the way we administer our public schools is getting in the way of teachers doing their job and that to produce creative young thinkers from our schools we need to radically change the way we assess the talents and abilities of our children.

What is the purpose of public education? Are we teaching our children in the way that will best prepare them for a future that no one can predict?

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Whina: Mother of the Nation

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 50 mins
Year: 1994
Rating: Exempt

The autobiography of Maori land activist Dame Whina Cooper filmed two years before she died.

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Born in an earth-floor whare she became a teacher, gum digger, rugby coach, midwife, a tribal leader, president of Maori Women’s Welfare League and controversial leader of the Maori Land March. Who organized her first public protest at the age of 18.

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The Lost Dinosaurs

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 53 mins
Year: 2002

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In 1975 Joan Wiffen a former Hawkes Bay housewife and self – educated palaeontologist discovered a dinosaur bone in the Mangahuanga Stream and revolutionised our ideas about ancient New Zealand.

Until Joan’s discovery scientists believed that Dinosaurs had never made it to New Zealand -
but now they had a problem. How did these huge creatures get here and what happened to them?

Come with us as we return with Joan into the rugged New Zealand back country to rediscover the timeless stream where she found the fossil remains of huge dinosaurs that vanished mysteriously 65 million years ago after the so-
called KT Event.

Ancient creatures come to life and leap from the pages of a palaeontologist’s notebook in state of- the- art 3D animations.

Expect action, adventure and a thrilling journey back through time. But also expect to meet some of the worlds most respected palaeontologists as we try to unravel the mystery of where these giant creatures came from and why they disappeared.

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The Bug House

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 60 mins
Year: 2001

Blowflies that bomb your barbecue,
cockroaches in your pantry, lice in your hair, mites in your eyelashes, borer in your furniture, beetles in your carpet and fleas…

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- are just a few of the creepy crawlies you’ll meet on this journey into the taken-for-granted world of house bugs. Host entomologist and TV personality Ruud Kleinpaste.

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The Bridge

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 44 mins approx.
Year: 2001

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Veteran journalist and former TVNZ newsreader Richard Long discovers the intriguing history of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. From its planning by the son of a man who once ruled Russia, through its construction by the wave of new Kiwis from Britain in the 1950’s to the addition of the “Nippon Clip-on” from Japan, The Bridge tells the story of the people and events that have shaped this steel and concrete structure into a Kiwi icon.

You’ll meet people who have bungy jumped of it, crashed on it, marched over it in protest, been born on it and even fined for flying under it. And in the process you’ll discover a bit more about what it means to be a Kiwi

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The 1981 Springbok Tour

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 50 mins
Year: 1991

Made in 1991 when Nelson Mandela was still in prison, this documentary interviews all the main participants in the 1981 Tour ten years on from the civil disruption which marked the 1981 Springbok Tour of New Zealand.

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Hear from the players, the rugby officials, the politicians, the police, and the protestors in a documentary that looks at the reasons behind the protests and the legacy of those protests for race relations in New Zealand as well as South Africa.

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