Screening on Heartland, past presenters Dougal Stevenson, Judy Bailey, Jennie Goodwin and Tom Bradley hosted shows for a unique look at some of the defining moments in New Zealand history from the 1960s to 1990s, using footage from the TVNZ archives, and fresh interviews with new perspectives on the moments that changed our nation - from the people who lived them.
Dougal Stevenson and the sixties: A decade of tragedies like the Strongman mine explosion, the Wahine disaster and earthquake at Inangahua; socially, exposure to the outside world would begin to challenge the traditional rugby, racing and beer holy trinity; in sport Peter Snell won gold in Rome; and Beatlemania hit!
Jennie Goodwin tackles the turbulent seventies: With the Vietnam War, French nuclear testing and the Dawn Raids; shocking crimes like the Crewe murders; the devastating Erebus disaster; the rise of Rob Muldoon; and the protest movement. On a lighter note, John Rowles gave the nation ‘Cherie Moana Marie’.
Tom Bradley hosts the glamourous eighties: A time of contrast from the Pope’s first visit, to the shocking bombings of the Rainbow Warrior and Trades Hall in Wellington, through to the Springbok’s controversial tour and back to big hair and shoulder pads with New Zealand’s answer to Dallas - Gloss.
The University of Auckland's library seems to have a good number of the episodes in their media library for staff and students.