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Andris Apse: A life through the lens of landscape, loss and Latvia

Season 4

Andris Apse: A life through the lens of landscape, loss and Latvia

Andris Apse endured hardship as a wartime refugee and a lonely upbringing In New Zealand. In spite of that, he became one of our most celebrated landscape photographers. He talks to Frank Film about the letter from Latvia that turned his and his...

Andris Apse endured hardship as a wartime refugee and a lonely upbringing In New Zealand. In spite of that, he became one of our most celebrated landscape photographers. He talks to Frank Film about the letter from Latvia that turned his and his...

Is Christchurch still the Garden City?

Can Christchurch still call itself the Garden City? Frank Film looks at whether Christchurch is still actively earning its brand, or simply paying lip service.

Can Christchurch still call itself the Garden City? Frank Film looks at whether Christchurch is still actively earning its brand, or simply paying lip service.

The kiwi: what do we know about our national bird?

How much do we know about our national bird? Frank Film looks at what makes the kiwi so special, and so worth protecting.

How much do we know about our national bird? Frank Film looks at what makes the kiwi so special, and so worth protecting.

A Little Nobody

Sculptor Anna Dalzell was determined to tell the world about her Little Nobody, but Alert Level Red had other ideas.

Sculptor Anna Dalzell was determined to tell the world about her Little Nobody, but Alert Level Red had other ideas.

What’s behind our first steps?

Our bodies are designed to walk. But what is it that truly drives babies to take their first teetering steps?

Our bodies are designed to walk. But what is it that truly drives babies to take their first teetering steps?

Pumped storage: A game-changer for New Zealand’s electricity needs?

Could Lake Onslow’s pumped storage scheme be the game-changer New Zealand needs to meet its future electricity requirements?

Could Lake Onslow’s pumped storage scheme be the game-changer New Zealand needs to meet its future electricity requirements?

Māori Rock Art: A little known national taonga

At 70 years of age Alex Solomon is only now learning about the Māori rock art that has quietly existed in the vicinity of where he was born, raised and still lives today.

At 70 years of age Alex Solomon is only now learning about the Māori rock art that has quietly existed in the vicinity of where he was born, raised and still lives today.

Juliet Arnott: Finding my feet

Juliet Arnott was a respected and well-recognised figure in the years after the Christchurch earthquakes. But then she disappeared from public life. What happened to Juliet? Frank Film went looking.

Juliet Arnott was a respected and well-recognised figure in the years after the Christchurch earthquakes. But then she disappeared from public life. What happened to Juliet? Frank Film went looking.

Chasing our biggest trees

Identical twin brothers, Phil and Kevin Barker, love trees. Especially big ones. Their quest is to find the very biggest native trees in New Zealand.

Identical twin brothers, Phil and Kevin Barker, love trees. Especially big ones. Their quest is to find the very biggest native trees in New Zealand.

The changing lives of our children

Gone are the days when little ones spent their preschool years at home. So who’s looking after our children and what effect does this have on their development?

Gone are the days when little ones spent their preschool years at home. So who’s looking after our children and what effect does this have on their development?

Dairy farming on the Plains: was it a big mistake?

Dairy on the Canterbury Plains: was it a big mistake? Frank Film investigates.

Dairy on the Canterbury Plains: was it a big mistake? Frank Film investigates.

Janice Gray: A Swan Song

Entertainment legend Janice Gray has one last gig after a lifetime on stage.

Entertainment legend Janice Gray has one last gig after a lifetime on stage.

Timaru’s Caroline Bay: remembering a stormy history

Timaru’s Caroline Bay used to be known as the Riviera of the South. A wide, sandy beach, it was where Cantabrians would flock (by train) to swim, sunbathe and attend carnivals and concerts.

Timaru’s Caroline Bay used to be known as the Riviera of the South. A wide, sandy beach, it was where Cantabrians would flock (by train) to swim, sunbathe and attend carnivals and concerts.

New Zealand: Seabird capital of the world

Kaikōura is home to over 150 species of seabird. How are they doing, and who’s protecting them?

Kaikōura is home to over 150 species of seabird. How are they doing, and who’s protecting them?

Ben Brown: Making Stories

Frank Film gets to know New Zealand’s first Te Awhi Rito Reading Ambassador.

Frank Film gets to know New Zealand’s first Te Awhi Rito Reading Ambassador.