Roald Dahl wrote, ‘Somewhere inside each of us is the power to change the world’. He may have been right, but not many of us have the motivation, nor the guts, to step up and steer the ship.
Once upon a time, strong wool was a moneymaker for New Zealand. It was the golden fleece, with farmers rumoured to have paid off their mortgages in one wool clip during the boom of the ‘50s.
An arty energy is a hard thing to describe. Everyone knows it when they feel it, though, and there are certain places on the planet which carry a whole lot of this mysterious creative magnetism.
Can making art soothe our souls?
Frank Film gets to know New Zealand’s first Te Awhi Rito Reading Ambassador.
Timaru’s Caroline Bay: remembering a stormy history.
Kaikōura is home to over 150 species of seabird. How are they doing, and who’s protecting them?
Entertainment legend Janice Gray has one last gig after a lifetime on stage.
Dairy on the Canterbury Plains: was it a big mistake? Frank Film investigates.
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?
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.
Juliet Arnott was a respected and well-recognised figure in years after the Christchurch earthquakes. But then she disappeared from public life. What happened to Juliet? Frank Film went looking.
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.
Could Lake Onslow’s pumped storage scheme be the game-changer New Zealand needs to meet its future electricity requirements?
Our bodies are designed to walk. But what is it that truly drives babies to take their first teetering steps?
Sculptor Anna Dalzell was determined to tell the world about her Little Nobody, but Alert Level Red had other ideas.
How much do we know about our national bird? Frank Film looks at what makes the kiwi so special, and so worth protecting.
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.
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 mother’s