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

Gordon Campbell:
On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney

Ridiculous reported comments on RNZ this morning by Trade Minister Tim Groser, as he sought to dampen down concerns about the leaked draft of the IP chapter of ther Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations. According to Groser, ‘extreme’ positions are common at the outset of negotiations, and these get whittled down over the course of negotiations. Fine.

Except that we’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations.

Still, Groser did promise that the cost of medicines would not rise as a result of the TPP trade deal. Great. But this is not what politicians in other countries are saying. More>>

.

 
 

Parliament Today:

Aussie Investigation Dropped: Call On Minister McCully To Pursue The Case Of Balibo Five

West Papua Action is deeply concerned at the lack of any clear outcome from the Australian Federal Police inquiry into the 1975 deaths of the ‘Balibo Five’ including NZ journalist Gary Cunningham. More>>

ALSO:

'Feed The Kids' Bill: Metiria Turei To Lead Fight On Feeding Hungry Children

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira. More>>

Parliament Today: State Opening Of Parliament

The House sat at 10.30am on Tuesday before MPs were summoned to hear the Speech from the Throne in the Legislative Council Chamber. More>>

ALSO:

Tertiary Education: Students Doing It Tough As Fees Rise Again

The Government is making it increasingly difficult for Kiwis to gain tertiary education as fees continue to rise and access to student support becomes even more restricted, Labour’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. More>>

ALSO:

Housing, Iraq: PM Press Conference – 20 October 2014

Prime Minister John Key met with press today to discuss:
• Housing prices and redevelopment in Auckland
• Discussions with Tony Abbott on the governmental response to ISIS, and New Zealand’s election to the UN Security Council More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Review Team Named, Leadership Campaign Starts

Labour’s New Zealand Council has appointed Bryan Gould as Convenor of its post-General Election Review. He will be joined on the Review Team by Hon Margaret Wilson, Stacey Morrison and Brian Corban.

ALSO:

Roy Morgan Poll: National Slips, Labour Hits Lows

The first New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll since the NZ Election shows National 43.5% (down 3.54% since the September 20 Election). This isn’t unusual, National support has dropped after each of John Key’s Election victories... However, support for the main opposition Labour Party has crashed to 22.5% (down 2.63% and the lowest support for Labour since the 1914 NZ Election as United Labour). More>>

ALSO:

In On First Round: New Zealand Wins Security Council Seat

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed New Zealand securing a place on the United Nations Security Council for the 2015-16 term. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news