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Drama From Heartland New Zealand Will Be Back

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Jacksons Wharf - Drama From Heartland New Zealand Will Be Back

Direct from heartland New Zealand comes popular Jacksons Wharf, back on our screens for another season.

Jo Tyndall, Chief Executive of NZ On Air, said that Jacksons Wharf was a great drama, and she was pleased that TV2 had decided to provide broadcasting time for a second series. NZ On Air is contributing $1.5 million to assist with production.

"The decision to run a second series is a clear indication of how successful the series has been with audiences," said Ms Tyndall.

"Jacksons Wharf became extremely popular very quickly. It embraces and showcases the things we hold near and dear about ourselves as New Zealanders.

"It's set in a small town, and there is a strong sentiment that in New Zealand, in one way or another, we all come from a small town - where there are simpler times, stronger values and a sense of community," said Ms Tyndall.

Producer, Tony Holden of South Pacific Pictures, said the second series will retain favourite characters and introduce a couple of new and interesting ones as well.

"The first series introduced the setting and characters and achieved a good audience rating. Our aim is to build on this start to ensure that the second series is even better," said Mr Holden.

NZ On Air has allocated $1,500,000 to South Pacific Pictures towards the production of twenty hour-long episodes of Jacksons Wharf II. The series will be broadcast on TV2 later this year.

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