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Summer reissue: Where are the Asian faces on our TV screens?

New Zealand is rightly proud of the multi-ethnic and -cultural society it's growing into. But while Māori and Pacific representation has improved since the '80s, our exploding Asian population remains near-invisible. In part one of a two-part series, Sonia Gray tries to find out why.

A promo photo for yet another New Zealand drama featuring five core cast and a family at its core.

Summer reissue: The real problem with New Zealand TV drama

When Duncan Greive reviewed Filthy Rich earlier this year he was overwhelmed with messages from a depressed New Zealand TV industry. Here he summarises what they had to say. Part of an ongoing series assessing our publicly funded television. Read part two, comparing TVNZ with the BBC, here.