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New Zealand Living Down Under

Price: NZ$40.95

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 45 mins
Year: 2009
Rating: Exempt

This DVD is designed to help people visualise and experience what life is really like in New Zealand.

It is full of interesting facts and information, making migrating or visiting New Zealand as stress free as possible.

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This DVD is designed to help people visualise and experience what life is really like in New Zealand, It is full of interesting facts and information, making migrating or visiting New Zealand as stress free as possible.

There are eleven sections, covering areas such as the climate, finding work, the education and medical systems, shopping, buying a home and car, the transport system, bringing pets, shopping, life at the beach, recreation and so much more!

This DVD portrays everyday life as it is and is a MUST SEE for anyone wanting to immigrate or with an interested in just taking a look at the New Zealand lifestyle.

You may view the trailer for this production here:

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Inside Child Poverty

Price: NZ$30.00

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$20 from every DVD sale goes to
Russell School Breakfast Club.

Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 44 mins approx.
Year: 2011

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“Outstanding. The most significant piece of New Zealand Television in years”
– Radio New Zealand TV Reviewer Simon Wilson.

We used to think of New Zealand as a great place to bring up kids. Not anymore.
Multi-award winning documentary maker Bryan Bruce spent 6 months investigating why the current state of child health in New Zealand is so bad and what we can do about it. This is his controversial report.

What’s gone wrong and how can we fix it?

His journey begins in East Porirua, just 15 Km from Parliament to discover what the Free Market economy has done to the health of children living in lower income families.

Skin infections and respiratory illnesses he discovers are rife. Children living in damp moldy rental houses are suffering the highest rate of Rheumatic Fever in New Zealand.

In search of an answer Bruce travels to Sweden to find out why they are Number 2 in the OECD for child health and we are third from the bottom.

“What I discovered” says Bruce “ is that they work smarter. They know that for every dollar they spend on prevention they save about $4 on cure. They have a completely free health care system for children and they feed every child a free, healthy lunch, everyday. For the Swedes child health is a moral responsibility not a political issue.”

A thought provoking essay on the role of the State in the care for our children.

Additional donations to the Russell School Breakfast Club would be most welcome.

Russell School Breakfast Club
18 Fantame Street
Cannons Creek
Porirua 5024

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Inside Child Poverty

Price: NZ$30.00

This price is for home use only.
Libraries and institutions etc., price on request.

$20 from every DVD sale goes to
Russell School Breakfast Club.

Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 44 mins approx.
Year: 2011

“Outstanding. The most significant piece of New Zealand Television in years”
– Radio New Zealand TV Reviewer Simon Wilson.

We used to think of New Zealand as a great place to bring up kids. Not anymore.
Multi-award winning documentary maker Bryan Bruce spent 6 months investigating why the current state of child health in New Zealand is so bad and what we can do about it. This is his controversial report.

What’s gone wrong and how can we fix it?

His journey begins in East Porirua, just 15 Km from Parliament to discover what the Free Market economy has done to the health of children living in lower income families.

Skin infections and respiratory illnesses he discovers are rife. Children living in damp moldy rental houses are suffering the highest rate of Rheumatic Fever in New Zealand.

In search of an answer Bruce travels to Sweden to find out why they are Number 2 in the OECD for child health and we are third from the bottom.

“What I discovered” says Bruce “ is that they work smarter. They know that for every dollar they spend on prevention they save about $4 on cure. They have a completely free health care system for children and they feed every child a free, healthy lunch, everyday. For the Swedes child health is a moral responsibility not a political issue.”

A thought provoking essay on the role of the State in the care for our children.

Additional donations to the Russell School Breakfast Club would be most welcome.

Russell School Breakfast Club
18 Fantame Street
Cannons Creek
Porirua 5024

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Backroom Troubles

Price: NZ$35.95

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 50 mins
Year: 1998
Rating: [PG]

A history of illegal abortion in New Zealand.

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Spanning a period of fifty years, women who could be our mothers, sisters, daughters or grandmothers talk frankly about the circumstances that drive them to seek illegal abortions and the often traumatic results. Interwoven with historical photographs and newsreel footage, the stories expose how the reality of women’s lives were counterposed to what was socially and morally expected of them.

Moving, shocking, and frequently ironical, this is the only documentary to explore the unchartered territory of illegal abortion in New Zealand.

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16 Sleepless Nights

Price: NZ$34.95

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 letterbox
Duration: 28 mins
Year: 2007

16 Sleepless Nights explores the relationship between mental illness and creativity by spending time with two successful New Zealand artists who have been affected by various aspects of the disease.

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Rio Hemopo: Rio is a musician, previously of legendary Wellington group TrinityRoots. Now towards the end of recording his first solo album, Rio reflects on his first breakdown, his period in an institution and the positive and negative impact his struggle with mental illness has had upon his friends, family and musical projects.

Charlotte Simmonds: Charlotte is a Wellington based poet/playwright. She was born in 1983. 16 Sleepless Nights follows Charlotte as she puts on a performance of her play, Artic Antarctic. Charlotte talks about her history of manic depression/bi polar disease and what role each stage has played in her ability to write. She talks about the demons her disease has created and about her fear of the broad range of treatment medicines she has taken affecting her talent.

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