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Bright Summer Night

An exciting new take on the classic play – set at a Wellington house party over one night in the middle of summer.

Airdates: 2016


A modern day fairytale about five Auckland teenagers.

Airdates: 2004 - 2009

The Brokenwood Mysteries skull-crossbones

Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd arrives on assignment in Brokenwood, a small town where memories – and animosities – run deep.

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Airdates: 2014 - current


A viral plague has swept the earth, and in a matter of weeks, it decimated 99% of men. The 1% were sent to The Facility in New Zealand but didn’t survive. Or did they?

Airdates: 2021

Happy Playland

Lesbians, musicals, and childcare.

Airdates: 2017 - 2018

Life is Easy star

Bff’s since childhood, Jamie-Li and Curtis have a friendship that defies race, gender and sex – until a birthday-body-swap reveals a hot mess of unexplored issues that unravels the way they see each other, and themselves.

Airdates: 2020

Pot Luck

Serving up contemporary lesbian life in three great flavours – Debs, Mel and Beth, as they negotiate friendship, family, and finding love at their weekly Pot Luck dinners.

Airdates: 2016 - 2017

Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby

An offensive substitute teacher is offensive.

Airdates: 2005 - 2006

Shortland Street skull-crossbones

A raunchy night-time soap in New Zealand.

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Airdates: 1992 - current

Tragicomic star

Cacti don’t have feelings, teenage girls do though.

Airdates: 2018

Wellington Paranormal

Sergeant Maaka and Officers Minogue and O’Leary are members of the Wellington, New Zealand, police. Their job is to investigate paranormal phenomena.

Airdates: 2018 - current