Films and conversations about the future of our city. By Frank Film, creators of 'When A City Falls' - funded by NZ On Air.

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It’s been a heck of a ride for Zion Tauamiti. After a near-death experience the big-hearted youth worker is back, helping the kids of Christchurch - only this time he’s doing it differently. Frank Film #NZOnAir

Zion - Doing the Mahi Differently

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Reinie Jongstra
Lydia Bradey is a truly remarkable New Zealander. Don’t know her story? Watch Frank Film and be inspired. #NZOnAir

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Lydia Bradey - Starting from the Bottom

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Peter Fitz
Ken Couling
Rebecca Larsen
Averil O'Neil
Did you know selective breeding was once government policy in New Zealand? Frank Film looks into the eugenics movement and the unlucky New Zealanders caught up in it. #NZOnAir

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Eugenics in NZ

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Kate Jones
Russ Harris
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Linda McConnachie
In the final week of campaigning we’re up close and personal with Christchurch’s main mayoral candidates who invited Frank Film into their homes, and kitchens. Well, to be fair, Frank invited themselves…

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Dates with the Mayoral Candidates

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Averil O'Neil
Nic McKenzie
Post-quake many property investors took their insurance money and fled Christchurch. And, with foreign investors failing to show, Frank Film finds a few plucky locals taking a punt on building a city.

The Investors

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Cheryl McGuinness
Jennifer Dalziel
Lyn Adams
Sean Mortell
Vicky Dimitriou
Frank Film is back with more current affairs from the South. Follow Frank Film for a new story every Monday morning.

More Frank!

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Lesley Seyb
Ruth Davison
Ruth Nolan
Becca Bouffandeau
Christchurch’s pristine water is world renowned and safe to drink straight from the tap. But will this statement ring true in 50 or 100 years? Dr Alistair Humphrey fears not. He tells Frank Film why.

Dairy Farming and The Water We Drink

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Persephone Singfield
Fiona Mckenzie
Bernadette Cooney
Lissa Uhart
Roberta Cummings
New Zealand in 1900 had seen nothing like it - a mega-mansion, the largest wooden house in the land. It’s survived earthquakes, vandals and squatters. Frank Film asks, what next for McLean’s Mansion?

What's next for McLean's Mansion

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Judy Chrystall
Phillippa Corney
Jason Reekers
Owen Homan-Booth
Dom Hawtin
To be a Christchurch Auntie you have to be kind and ‘non-judgey’. The Aunties now number 2,500, a network of people providing practical support to victims of domestic violence. As Frank Film finds, traumatic events in a community can bring out the worst in people, but also the best.

The Aunties

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Jenny McEwin
Linsey Heneree
Vicky Dimitriou
Melody Giesbrecht
Sophie Glendorran
A year before the 2011 earthquake Christchurch’s historic Arts Centre upped its insurance cover by $90M. A decision that would ultimately save the largest collection of heritage buildings in New Zealand.

Frank Film checks in on the mammoth restoration project - the largest of its type in the world.

Christchurch’s Arts Centre - A Remarkable Restoration

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Jeanne Bertanees
Lesley Seyb
Maureen Kelly
Catherine Hall
Melanie Whitworth