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21.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

From acclaimed New Zealand director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, What We Do in the Shadows) comes an award-winning new comedy. Julian Dennison stars as Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle (Sam Neil) in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together.
Online
2018; 2016
22.

Gold Rush [electronic resource]

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Five ingenious scientists start their epic journey on the other side of the world to hunt for gold. Kate Humble joins the team of modern-day prospectors as they follow in the footsteps of the original gold pioneers on the rugged and unforgiving west coast of New Zealand's South Island.
Online
2005
23.

New Zealand 2 [electronic resource]: Globe Trekker

Travelers Ian Wright and Zay Harding head out on individual expeditions of New Zealand in this Globe Trekker video. New Zealand is a land of immense natural beauty, with amazing extremes of climate and terrain, from rain forest to reef, and glacier to volcano. Zay explores the Lord of the Rings filming locations, participates in a sheep-shearing contest, attends a Maori ragatta in Ngaruawahia, learns about the art of canoe paddling, plays rugby with the national women's team, travels across the Southern Alps, attends the Hokitka Wild Foods Festival, takes a two-day trek through the forest, and ends up at the serene waters of Milford Sound. Meanwhile, Ian hitches a ride in a 1950s house truck, visits hot springs, and is welcomed into a Maori community where he gets first-hand experien [...]
Online
2006
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Donated to Science: Humanity Is More Than Skin Deep

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"In this film we follow a group of people who donate their bodies to the University of Otago Medical School. Otago is one of the few medical schools in the world where the students still do significant human dissection. We also follow the students who work on those bodies. We are there when they meet the body for the first time, we are there when they make their first cut, we are there when they take out the heart, the lungs, and the brain and we are there when they say their final goodbyes. What the students learn is far more than just anatomy. From the dead they learn life, they learn compassion and they learn humanity. After their two years of dissection is over, the students see the interviews with the people they worked on." -- from back cover.
DVD
2009
Health Sciences (Service Desk)
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Adrenaline Nation [electronic resource]: New Zealand's Adventure Tourism

If you like a thrill, it's easy to fall for New Zealand. Adventure tourism is one of the country's most lucrative industries, and bungee jumping was practically invented there. But not everyone walks away from an extreme sports experience in New Zealand. Over the past eight years at least 50 people have died in accidents that may have been preventable if stricter litigation and compensation guidelines had been in place. Tour operators scoff at what they feel is a lawsuit-happy mindset, and recommend that those who are "scared of getting their knees dirty" go elsewhere for vacation. Is it possible to keep visitors safe without taking the adventure out of adventure tourism? This program examines New Zealand's adventure tourism industry and exposes significant flaws in the country's saf [...]
Online
2012
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The Treaty of Waitangi [electronic resource]: An Introduction

Reaching agreement on the legal meaning and the "spirit" of the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand's founding document, has led to fierce debate and violent conflict between European settlers and the Maori peoples since its signing in 1840. This program examines the events leading up to the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, consequences of the signing, the key points of difference in the two versions of the treaty, the treaty in the twentieth century, and the founding of the Waitangi Tribunal. The video is an excellent resource for students of New Zealand history as well as indigenous rights studies.
Online
2013
27.

Rainbow Warrior

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Peter Wilcox, the renegade skipper of the Rainbow Warrior-a ship that symbolized the Greenpeace movement-docks in Auckland, New Zealand to prepare for a protest against nuclear testing in the area. When a bomb rips open the vessel, killing a crew member, Wilcox must convince the police superintendent that this is an act of terrorism.
Laserdisc
1995; 1992
Ivy (By Request)
28.

Her Majesty

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A young girl's unusual friendship with an old woman outcast from society changes an entire community. As a rural town excitedly prepares for a visit from the Queen, the townspeople pressure Hira, to sell her shack that has long been an embarassment.
DVD
2006; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
29.
Utu

Utu

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Tells the story of a Maori warrior employed as a guide by a British regiment in New Zealand, during the British Colonial campaigns of the mid-1800s, who rebels and seeks revenge ("utu," in Maori) against his employers for slaughtering his people.
DVD
2000; 1983
Clemons (Stacks)
30.

I'll Make You Happy

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"Teenage hookers down under & on the run! All hell breaks loose when Siggy, a feisty young prostitute (Jodie Rimmer) contrives to swindle her sleazy pimp (Michael Hurst)"--Container.
DVD
2002; 1999
Clemons (Stacks)
31.

Adventures With Purpose: New Zealand

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Take a breathtaking tour of New Zealand's natural beauty in high definition. Visit Mount Aspiring National Park, ice climb on the Franz Josef Glacier and spend a night in an environmentally friendly ecolodge. Plus, whale-watch in Kaikoura, visit vibrant Wellington, beautiful bird-friendly Kapiti Island and sacred Cape Reinga.
DVD
2009; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)
32.

First Love and Other Pains: Xin Hui

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First love and other pains: a Hong Kong college student is smitten with his English instructor, an older, frustrated British playwright. One of them: two gay teens in 60's New Zealand deal with their emerging sexuality.
DVD
2001; 1998
Clemons (Stacks)
33.

Allan Baldwin: In Frame

Through one incredible journey this doc immerses us in the Maori world in a way very few ethnographic explorations manage. In the 60s Allan, a young photographer, traveled through Aotearoa, obsessed with preserving the image of the moko, a Maori tattoo put on the chins of the Kuia women. Uncovering this breathtaking collection of photographs and his memories, the wisdom and beauty of an ancient culture is uniquely captured.
Online
2016; 2013
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Dance of the Instant [electronic resource]: The New Dance Group, 1945-1947

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The New Dance Group played a key role in pioneering modern dance in New Zealand in the 1940s - an inspiring example of a young group without money or institutional support, who succeeded in creating something new in the arts by sheer determination and innovative thinking. Their story (which involves some well-known New Zealanders from theatre and education) reflects the excitement of the immediate post-war years in New Zealand.
Online
2008
35.

Bride Flight

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A lavish romantic drama that charts the lives of three women who escape the gloom of post-WWII Holland for what they hope will be a better life in New Zealand. Ada, Marjorie, and Esther become fast friends during the long flight taking them to their waiting husbands. Upon arrival, they part ways to start their new lives, but their paths continue to cross with chance meetings resulting in adultery, betrayal, and near tragedy leading up to a reunion 50 years later.
DVD
2011; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)
36.

The Piano

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A young mute woman and her child travel to New Zealand in the 1800s for an arranged marriage to a farmer there. After the marriage she meets another man, and the competition for her love begins. Only one of the men realizes that her affections can only be won through her beloved piano.
Laserdisc
1994; 1992
Ivy (By Request)
37.

Jacques Cousteau Pacific Explorations

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Collections of 11 episodes from the TV series "Cousteau's rediscovery of the world" and "Cousteau's Papua New Guinea journey." Covers multiple Cousteau Society expeditions throughout Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)