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Frontseat's back! 10.25pm this Sunday 13th on One

Frontseat's back! 10.25pm this Sunday 13th on One.

The Frontseat team's back with Oliver Driver at the helm and Julie Hill joining Jeremy Hansen on the reporting team.

Coming soon: We're screening Taika Waititi's Oscar-nominated short film 'Two Cars, One Night' the night before the 77th Annual Academy Awards (27 Feb).

On this week's show...

Stranger than fiction, not quite fact: Oliver Driver interviews film director Geoff Murphy about 'Spooked' - his film based on events in 'The Paradise Conspiracy'. And the movie is reviewed by none other than Winston 'Monty Churchill' Peters, MP for Tauranga, leader of NZ First.

A world first ... or is it? >From the ashes of Channel Z rises Kiwi - a new 100% New Zealand music radio station. Touted as a world first and backed completely by private media company CanWest, will it work and is it, in fact, a world first? Julie Hill canvasses the backers and the sceptics.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Wanganui: Jeremy Hansen returns to Wanganui to find the Sarjeant Gallery director's job under threat whilst Mayor Michael Laws swans off to a Pacific island, leaving behind a cast of top architects to brainstorm new plans for the city's cultural heart.

AK05 approaches: Oliver has a malinky run-in with some droogs whilst casing out the Auckland Festival preparations, and finds out what Aucklanders are booking for.

And we've got a beautiful new web-site at

Plus: We're giving away a copy of 'How to listen to pop music' by Nick Bollinger (Awa Press).

Best regards,

The Frontseat Team

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