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Celebrities,Movies,and Cinema of New Zealand

Updated on August 19, 2015

Map of New Zealand

Where Is It At?

Most people don't even know where New Zealand is at, or they think that it is just another name for Australia. New Zealand is it's own continental islands. Located just southeast of Australia and Tasmania. The population in 2013 was 4.471 million people. The form of government is a parliamentary system. There are 8 universities and the capitol is Wellington.

New Zealand Born Celebrities

Now, it's time to get to what you actually came here for. The higher ranking men and women of New Zealand.

Keith Urban

Birthdate: October 26, 1967

Hometown: Whangarei, North Island, New Zealand

Given Name: Keith Lionel Urban

Occupation: Country Music Singer

Spouse: Nichole Kidman

Children: Faith Margaret Kidman Urban
Sunday Rose Kidman Urban

Songs: "You'll Think Of Me", "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me"

Lucy Lawless

Birthdate: March 29, 1968

Hometown: Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand

Given Name: Lucille Francis Ryan

Occupation: Actress

Spouse: Robert Gerard Tapert

Children: Julius Robert Bay Tapert
Judah Miro Tapert
Daisy Lawless

Works: Xena the Warrior Princess

Russell Crowe

Birthdate: April 7, 1964

Hometown: Wellington, New Zealand

Given Name: Russell Ira Crowe

Occupation: Actor

Spouse: Danielle Spencer

Children:Tennyson Spencer Crowe
Charles Spencer Crowe

Works: A Beautiful Mind

Melanie Lynskey

Birthdate: May 16, 1977

Hometown: New Plymouth, New Zealand

Given Name: Melanie Jayne Lynskey

Occupation: Actress

Spouse: Jimmi Simpson (Divorced)

Works: Coyote Ugly

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New Zealand Movies

Below you will see listed some of the most popular films made in New Zealand. Included was their production company, production cost, director, and movie poster.

"Goodbye Pork Pie"

Description: Local goon, Gerry, hires a yellow mini in Kaitaia using a stolen license. John's wife has just left him and moved to Invercargill. He is devastated and needs to talk to her. He has no transport and needs a ride. Together with the little mini that Gerry names "Pork Pie", they hit the road to travel the length of the country. Their high speed exploits earn them the name "the Blondini gang". The police, however take a dim view of this and make it their mission in life to stop the Blondini boys from reaching their destination.

- Written by Evan Yates

Starring: Tony Barry, Kelly Johnson, Claire Oberman

Release Date: 1981

Rating: R


Description: Set on the east coast of New Zealand in the year 1984, Boy, an 11-year-old kid and devout Michael Jackson fan gets a chance to know his father, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years ago.

Starring: James Rolleston, Taika Waititi, Moerangi Tihore

Release Date: 2010

Rating: NR

The Piano

Description: A mute woman along with her young daughter, and her prized piano, are sent to 1850s New Zealand for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, and she's soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.

Starring: Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill

Release Date: 1993

Rating: R

Whale Rider

Description: A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.

Starring: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton

Release Date: 2002

Rating: PG-13

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New Zealand Music

Music differs around the world and here is what New Zealand has to offer the world in their types of music.

Tiki Taane

Artist Info

Born: December 17, 1976

Age: 38

Hometown: Christchurch, New Zealand

Given Name: Nathan Glen Taane Tinorau

Genre: Dubstep/Electronica


Jenny Morris

Artist Info

Born: September 29, 1956

Age: 58

Given Name: Jenny Patricia Morris

Hometown: Takoroa, New Zealand

Genre: Pop


Gin Wigmore

Artist Info

Born: June 6, 1986

Age: 29

Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand

Given Name: Virginia Claire Wigmore

Genre: Rock and Pop


J. Williams

Artist Info

Born: September 3, 1986

Age: 28

Hometown: South Auckland, New Zealand

Given Name: Joshua Elia Williams

Genre: R&B/hiphop


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New Zealand Television

The T.V. has captivated human beings around the world, so why shouldn't an little island be any different.?

Go Girls

Description: Amy, Britta and Cody are 25 and have been friends forever but their lives aren't going as they thought they would. They plan to be married (Cody), famous (Britta) and rich (Amy) within a year.

Cast: Alix Bushnell, Bronwyn Turei, Anna Hutchinson, Irene Wood, Ingrid Park, Matt Whelan

Number of Seasons: 5

Category: Comedy/Drama

The Almighty Johnsons

Description: The Almighty Johnsons is a new South Pacific Pictures comedy-drama series about four brothers, raised in heartland New Zealand, who also happen to be the living incarnations of Norse Gods. They even have their own super-god-powers. Sort of - it's just that their powers aren't actually all that powerful. Well, not yet - but that could all change soon

Cast: Emmett Skilton, Timothy Balme, Dean O'Gorman, Jared Turner, Ben Barrington

Number of Seasons: 3

Category: Drama


Description: When his estranged father dies, lawyer Will Carrington suddenly inherits half a house, guardianship of his half sister, a share in a racing greyhound, and a live in dog trainer.

Cast: Toby Sharpe, Mick Innes, Susana Tang, John Thomson, Catherine Waller, Derek Payne

Number of Seasons: 1

Category: Comedy

Best Bits

Description: A game played similarly to Jeopardy, but strictly for teams made up of students from a University.

Cast: Tom Conroy

Number of Seasons: 15

Category: Game Show

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      Dr Billy Kidd 2 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Good stuff!