Global Radar

NZ On Air has announced funding for a range of television projects throughout 2012.

 

Drama

Two drama projects were supported including the new 13 hour drama series, Blue Rose, for TV3.  This project comes from the red hot pen of Rachel Lang and promises to be a fresh and engaging primetime series.  The second project is feature film Mt Zion from Quinton Hita and Tearepa Kahi that is being produced with support from NZFC and Te Māngai Pāho, and will screen on Māori Television.  


Comedy

Three comedy projects were supported for TV3 including Comedy Festival Bonanza that will see several programmes emanate from the 2012 International Comedy Festival including coverage of the traditional opening gala.  A second series of Madeleine Sami’s award winning Super City has also been supported along with new comedy series, The Wilde Bunch. 

 

Documentary/Factual

Two documentary programmes were approved at this meeting including a second series of Global Radar for TV One that will once again see Te Radar (pictured) investigate sustainability and environmental issues that impact on New Zealanders.  A new series Family Report was supported for TV3 that will be made by The Gibson Group.

 

Arts/Culture

New 7 part series Behind the Brush was supported for Māori Television and will profile the work of Gottfried Lindauer as well as revealing the stories of the subjects of his well known portraits.  This series is being produced in conjunction with Te Māngai Pāho.

 

The Platinum Fund meeting saw current affairs programmes Q+A and The Nation receive support for 2012.  Both series play an important role in the discourse around political and current events within New Zealand and 2012 will no doubt present a wide range of subject material for them to canvass.  

7:00pm Sunday, September 25 on TV One

Comedian Te Radar continues his global mission of looking at what we’re doing to make the planet more sustainable.

By uncovering how our choices impact on our own backyard and further afield, he’s meeting environmentally aware people who are making a difference, and going to places where the effects of Kiwis’ consumerism are being felt.

Tonight, in the final episode of the series, Radar wonders what the future will bring, and visits Rwanda to see how the country has changed its culture to preserve the mountain gorillas. He also stops in at a sustainable city in Abu Dhabi which has a bit of New Zealand in it.

Missed an episode of Global Radar? Full episodes are available on line. Go to www.tvnz.co.nz and click ‘on demand’.

7:00pm Sunday, September 18 on TV One

Comedian Te Radar continues his global mission of looking at what we’re doing to make the planet more sustainable.

By uncovering how our choices impact on our own backyard and further afield, he’s meeting environmentally aware people who are making a difference, and going to places where the effects of Kiwis’ consumerism are being felt.

Tonight on Global Radar, Radar discovers water is like gold falling from the sky, but in Australia, he sees how it takes billions of dollars to make the water drinkable.

Missed an episode of Global Radar? Full episodes are available on line. Go to www.tvnz.co.nz and click ‘on demand’.

7:00pm Sunday, September 11 on TV One

Comedian Te Radar continues his global mission of looking at what we’re doing to make the planet more sustainable.

By uncovering how our choices impact on our own backyard and further afield, he’s meeting environmentally aware people who are making a difference, and going to places where the effects of Kiwis’ consumerism are being felt.

Tonight on Global Radar, Radar is looking for ways we can get the juice to keep modern life going, including riding a solar bus made in Christchurch and working on a production line in China, to see how a Kiwi light bulb saves power.

Missed an episode of Global Radar? Full episodes are available on line. Go to www.tvnz.co.nz and click ‘on demand’.

7:00pm Sunday, September 4 on TV One

Comedian Te Radar continues his global mission of looking at what we’re doing to make the planet more sustainable. By uncovering how our choices impact on our own backyard and further afield, he’s meeting environmentally conscious people who are making a difference, and going to places where the effects of Kiwis’ consumerism are being felt.

Tonight on Global Radar, Te Radar deploys his own tracking device in a bid to find out what happens to rubbish in the water. It leads him to Tonga, where he finds himself picking up plastic, then to Raglan, where he enjoys a feed of whitebait – the result of the local community’s clean-up.

Missed an episode of Global Radar? Full episodes are available on line. Go to www.tvnz.co.nz and click ‘on demand’.

 

7:00pm Sunday, August 28 on TV One

Comedian Te Radar continues his global mission of looking at what we’re doing to make the planet more sustainable.

By uncovering how our choices impact on our own backyard and further afield, he’s meeting environmentally people who are making a difference, and going to places where the effects of Kiwis’ consumerism are being felt.

Tonight, on Global Radar, it’s a messy business but Te Radar finds there is value in what we flush or toss away, as he tracks down a man who has made over 60 robots from rubbish.

Missed an episode of Global Radar? Full episodes are available on line. Go to www.tvnz.co.nz and click ‘on demand’.

7:00pm Sunday, August 21 on TV One

Comedian Te Radar continues his global mission of looking at what we’re doing to make the planet more sustainable.

By uncovering how our choices impact on our own backyard and further afield, he’s meeting environmentally people who are making a difference, and going to places where the effects of Kiwis’ consumerism are being felt.

Tonight, on Global Radar, seeing how Borneo’s orangutans now live has Radar pondering how we can make stuff more sustainably.

Missed an episode of Global Radar? Full episodes are available on line. Go to www.tvnz.co.nz and click ‘on demand’.

7:00pm Sunday, August 14 on TV One

Comedian Te Radar continues his global mission of looking at what we’re doing to make the planet more sustainable.

By uncovering how our choices impact on our own backyard and further afield, he’s meeting environmentally people who are making a difference, and going to places where the effects of Kiwis’ consumerism are being felt.

Tonight on Global Radar, Te Radar asks, are there plenty more fish in the sea? Heading to the Bay of Plenty he tries low impact fishing, then moves off shore to Tonga, where he discovers a nation looking back to look forward to a more plentiful catch.

Missed an episode of Global Radar? Full episodes are on line. Go to www.tvnz.co.nz and click ‘on demand’.

7:00pm Sunday, August 7 on TV One

New to TV ONE, Global Radar offers an entertaining and informative opportunity to dig deeper into how our day-to-day actions, consumption and choices shape our world.

Comedian Te Radar has made sustainability accessible and, thanks to both his farm and � acre town tenure, he has shown us that modern life is filled with things that should not be taken at face value.

So in Global Radar, he is going on a global mission to look at what we are doing to make a difference to our planet, to see how our choices impact on our backyard and those further afield.

We are a small country at the bottom of the world but we are now all so globally connected that what we do, what we buy and consume can have far-reaching impacts. Global Radar aims to take a look at stuff we all use and give us all information and context to make more informed choices.

In each episode of the series, Te Radar goes on a journey into the issues around cars, fish, sustainable production, waste, pollution, power, water and what the future will look like.

Global Radar isn’t about lecturing people about turning off light switches and putting out the recycling – although there is no question these are good things to do. The series is about taking a look at what environmentally aware people are working on, be it big ideas or small steps, and encouraging more of us to follow their lead because it is time we all made more effort to know about the impacts of how we live and pitch in and lift our game.

Tonight in episode one, Te Radar discovers Plant and Food at Lincoln University, and Potatopak from Blenheim are developing car components for the world’s first F3 sustainable race team in Nottingham. He finds out about the project and pitches in, delivering new wing mirrors for the racecar, and gets behind the wheel, travelling at over 170 kilometres an hour, with nothing but flax between him and the tarmac.

Missed an episode of Global Radar? Full episodes are available on line. Go to www.tvnz.co.nz and click ‘on demand’.

Te Radar’s new series Global Radar looks to be on way to kiwi screens in the next couple of months.

The comic posted this message on his Facebook page:

“For those who have kindly asked, it looks like the new series will be hitting your screens in August. There is some travel involved in this one, so they didn’t let me have as many chickens.”