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Kahukura Newsletter June-July 2001

Dear Friends, Partners, Suppliers, Customers and Collaborators We are pleased to be able to announce that Baxter has received financial backing for further script development. This feature film tells the life story of one of New Zealand’s most well known and interesting poets, James K. Baxter. Gerd Pohlmann, who also wrote the script, will direct the film. According to producer Larry Parr the most difficult part now will be in locating an actor to play the role of the eccentric poet.

The Dish is doing well at the box office in New Zealand, currently sitting at number six after five weeks in release. Those of you who haven’t seen it yet should go along, especially if you’re old enough to remember the actual event. If you have children, this is a good movie to take them along to over the holidays. It is both entertaining and educational for those too young to remember the historic moon landing.

The Kahukura website has just been totally revamped and upgraded. You will now find it more aesthetically pleasing and easier to navigate. Check it out and tell us what you think at The TV series lovebites is in post-production, with our new sound designers working on the episodes diligently. Check out the hot lovebites website at, and see some sneak-preview footage.

Copies of the film Fish Skin Suit are available for purchase by emailing This visually sumptuous film tells the story of a family in a small fishing village, disrupted by a flamboyant stranger. Incorporating elements of fantasy, fable and of course love, this story is one not to be missed. Fish Skin Suit features well-known stars Kirk Torrance, Nancy Brunning, Jacob Rajan, and Madeline Sami. Order your copy now for only $24.95 including GST and postage.

If you have a fabulous script that is crying out to be produced, send it to Georgina Allison, Producers Assistant.

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For further information or to reply with feedback please contact us at the following address, all correspondence is welcome.

Gina Dellabarca
Marketing Manager
Kahukura Productions Ltd
PO Box 6316
Marion Square
Phone: 64 4 382 9284
Fax: 64 4 382 9290

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