Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Auckland shines on screen tonight

Media release

11 February 2013

Auckland shines on screen tonight

Tune in to South Pacific Pictures’ latest series The Blue Rose at 8.30pm on TV3 tonight to see Auckland once again in the spotlight.

The new series written for Outrageous Fortune stars Siobhan Marshall and Antonia Prebble, is set predominantly in Auckland’s CBD. Filming took place last winter amongst the everyday workings of the city to create a unique on screen atmosphere while reducing disruption.

Mayor of Auckland, Len Brown says The Blue Rose demonstrates the flexibility available in Auckland – to live, work and film.

“The Blue Rose highlights Auckland’s ability to adapt for filming while remaining a great place to live and work. The series was predominantly shot in popular locations in the central city, without major disruption to residents, workers, tourists and businesses,” says Mayor Brown.

Producer of The Blue Rose and Managing Director of South Pacific Pictures, Chris Bailey was committed to minimising disruption throughout filming of the drama series.

“Shooting a 13-part drama series over four months during Auckland’s winter, we worked very hard to minimise the impact of our film crew on the local businesses. This meant downsizing our unit in every possible way, such as having vans not trucks and moving extras in by shuttle,” says Mr Bailey.

“Many business owners complimented us on the effort we put into keeping our imprint as small as possible. The resulting production really showcases the best of Auckland.”

Film Auckland, part of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), facilitated and permitted the filming.

“The Blue Rose was filmed amongst Aucklanders working and socialising in their city. From the early stages of production, South Pacific Pictures aimed to minimise the series’ footprint so parts of the city where people normally go for lunch or a drink after work could become film locations,” says Michael Brook, ATEED’s Manager Film Auckland.

“This approach is not without its risks and we worked together with key stakeholders, Heart of the City and Waterfront Auckland, to overcome possible obstacles to deliver on the producer’s concept.

Along with the many bars and restaurants around Auckland, the major filming locations included:

Wynyard Quarter’s North Wharf and Karanga Plaza (the locations were used for night filming, offer a great city view and will feature in tonight’s opening scenes)
Britomart
Shortland Street
Jean Batten Place
Victoria Park
Birkenhead
Bayswater
Beach Haven

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Issue 49: Werewolf Weekender

Philip Matthews: From The Lost Continent
It’s a case of better late than never for Olivier Assayas’ marvellous After May/Apres Mai, which first screened at Venice in 2012, had a couple of North Island screenings last year during the International Film Festival’s “Autumn Events” season, got a theatrical release in Australia – but not here – and only now appears on DVD, after Assayas himself has moved on. More>>

The Complicatist: Blue Eyed & Soulful
For a while in June, the top two singles on the US Billboard charts featured Iggy Azalea, an Australian model turned hip hop performer. To some, this may seem like just the latest chapter in a long saga of whites ripping off black culture, while enriching themselves in the process. Obviously, there’s some truth in the stereotype. Yet it can also obscure the positive collaborations – in jazz, soul music and hip hop – between musicians who treated each other as creative equals, race regardless. More>>

Satire: Carry On Captaining
Oh hello. Scanner Technician Davis. To what do I owe the pleasure?
You think we’re what?
Oh, pish. This vessel has been travelling along smoothly for generations – particularly smoothly in the last few years though I say so myself – and I happen to know we have never once been hit by an asteroid... More>>

 

Parliament Today:

False Electoral Return: John Banks Sentenced To Community Detention, Community Work

“The conviction of John Banks today is another sad chapter for John Banks and the ACT Party”, says Labour candidate for Epsom Michael Wood. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Rise Of ISIS And Labour

While global attention got distracted by the fate of MH17 and the atrocities in Gaza, the world’s other mega ‘bad news’ story – the rise of ISIS-led fundamentalism in Iraq – has reached a tipping point. More>>

ALSO:

Rebuild: Christchurch City Council Releases Milestone Report

The Cameron Partners report says the Council may need to find an additional $783 million to $883 million by 2019... Options Cameron Partners proposed include increasing rates, borrowing more, maximising insurance payments, and freeing up capital from its commercial assets. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Today: Parliament Adjourns

The 50th Parliament has adjourned for the final time. After the completion of the adjournment debate, MPs left for the campaign trail with Parliament to be dissolved on August 14 ahead of the September 20 election. More>>

ALSO:

Novopayout: Government-Owned Company To Take Over School Payroll

After lengthy negotiations, the Ministry of Education and the existing school payroll provider, Talent2, have settled both on the amounts payable by Talent2 towards the costs of remediating the Novopay service and a new operating model for the school payroll system. More>>

ALSO:

Employment: Labour Will Raise Minimum Wage, Restore Work Rights

A Labour government will raise the minimum wage $2 an hour to $16.25 and restore work rights to ensure the benefits of economic growth are shared fairly by all New Zealanders, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. More>>

ALSO:

Police: Crewe File Review Released

No new evidence has come to light implicating any specific person as being responsible for the murders of Jeannette and Harvey Crewe... The review identifies there is a distinct possibility that Exhibit 350 (the brass .22 cartridge case) may be fabricated evidence, and that if this is the case, that a member of Police would have been responsible. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf Issue #49: Gordon Campbell Interviews Laila Harre

For 25 years, Labour and National have been in virtual agreement about the basics of economic policy, and differed mainly on how to go about managing its social consequences. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news