New Zealand's favorite kiwi returns to TV

Great news for fans of our favorite kiwi!
Last aired in 1994, the Goodnight Kiwi and the Cat are back to ‘close down’ TVNZ 6 each night at midnight.
Just like before, they famous duo will only be on late at night, only this time you are finally be old enough to stay up late to see him again 😉

Original Goodnight Kiwi sequence:

Updated Goodnight Kiwi sequence:

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Kyle Wadsworth

Kyle Wadsworth is a trained multimedia journalist with a passion for film and television - notably Westside and Outrageous Fortune! Also known as TuiKiwi (the name of which has also featured on Outrageous Fortune as a guest-starring beer brand).
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  • I mentioned this on another post of yours but… Thank you for the great blog.

    I realize that the ‘Goodnight Kiwi’ bumper is only their for one purpose, but those of us who grew up with the original animation will probably wish they screened that on closedown instead.

    The shot composition and backgrounds are very nice but the piece is clouded over by the animation of the Kiwi and Cat. They appear to be amorphous blobs, changing shape as they walk.

    Also I for one did not realize that it was Kate Hawksby at the end of the bumper.

  • Tui

    Don’t worry – TVNZ 6 are not using the updated version.