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Kiwi, New Zealand's national bird

This extract is from a Wild south programme about the kiwi. It was produced by Natural History New Zealand, which began as a unit of TVNZ in 1977. In 1997, 80% of the unit was purchased by Fox Television Studios, which completed the purchase two years later. Natural History New Zealand has continued to make many natural history and factual documentary programmes for a worldwide audience. By 2009 it was the second-largest natural history producer in the world and had won over 250 international awards, including two Emmys. The managing director was Michael Stedman, and the company remained based in Dunedin.

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Trisha Dunleavy, 'Television - The rural and natural world on television', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/45721/kiwi-new-zealands-national-bird (accessed 12 November 2019)

Story by Trisha Dunleavy, published 22 Oct 2014