Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Studio 12 Going national on regional


Going national on regional

Studio 12, the only indepth New Zealand current affairs show, is to screen nationwide on regional channels around the country.

Currently screening on Auckland's Triangle Television, Studio 12 begins tonight on Invercargill's Mercury TV and is booked for primetime around New Zealand from Northland to Bluff.

Regional stations to screen the UNITEC production include: Family Television Network (Northland); Big TV (Hamilton); FTN Network (Waikato); Channel 61 (Taupo); Channel 51 (Hawkes Bay); Mainland Television (Nelson); Channel 9 (Dunedin); and Mercury TV (Invercargill).

The show was booked to screen in Wellington but local channel Wellington TV closed its doors last week.
Studio 12 gathers leading experts together for informed intellectual debate on the hard issues. The eight-part series includes themes with a strong New Zealand focus such as management of Maori assets, sustainable energy resources, and the economic future of the greater Auckland region. It is hosted by experienced broadcaster Rob Neale.

"There is no indepth, quality discussion in the media on these kinds of issues," says Studio 12 executive producer Christine Hanley. "As a society, if we're supposed to be making informed decisions we need access to this kind of information."

Hanley says the series is a fantastic project for the institute of technology's screen arts students, who researched, filmed, and edited the show.

After watching the Studio 12 programme on sustainable energy, Dai Bindoff from New Zealand only eco-city - Waitakere City Council - described the discussion as "at the cutting edge".

The eight episodes of Studio 12 are: Barbarians at the Cybergate - securing yourself online; Tangata Whenua Inc - managing Maori assets; A Tale of Four Cities - Auckland's economic future; Circus or Sanctuary? - the 21st century zoo; Running on Empty - sustainable energy solutions; Country Living Kiwi Style - housing issues for rural Maori; Not Just Another Foreign Aucklander - resettling refugee youth; The Problem With Men - the male health dilemma.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>

ALSO:

Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news