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1. Heat (1995)

R | 170 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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76 Metascore

A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist.

Writer: Michael Mann | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight

2. Top of the Lake (2013 TV Mini-Series)

350 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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When pregnant, 12-year-old Tui tries to kill herself in a freezing New Zealand lake, Detective Robin Griffin has plenty of questions for the girl. But when Tui suddenly disappears, Griffin finds herself knee-deep in small-town secrets.

Creators: Jane Campion, Gerard Lee | Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Thomas M. Wright, Peter Mullan, David Wenham

3. Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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The story centers on a 14-year-old girl who keeps a diary about the ups and downs of being a teenager, including the things she learns about kissing.

Writers: Gurinder Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges, Will McRobb, Chris Viscardi, Louise Rennison | Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Georgia Groome, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Karen Taylor, Alan Davies

4. The Piano (1993)

R | 121 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.6
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89 Metascore

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.

Writer: Jane Campion | Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin

5. Flight of the Conchords (2007– )

28 min | Comedy, Music, Musical | Active

8.7
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Bret and Jemaine are Flight of the Conchords, a folk-rock band from New Zealand living in New York City in search of stardom.

Creators: James Bobin, Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie | Stars: Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Rhys Darby, Kristen Schaal

6. Nowhere Boy (2009)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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67 Metascore

A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.

Writer: Matt Greenhalgh | Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne-Marie Duff, David Threlfall

7. Eight Below (2006)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
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64 Metascore

Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival.

Writers: David DiGilio, Toshirô Ishidô, Koreyoshi Kurahara, Tatsuo Nogami, Susumu Saji | Director: Frank Marshall | Stars: Paul Walker, Jason Biggs, Bruce Greenwood, Moon Bloodgood

8. Heavenly Creatures (1994)

R | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Two girls have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.

Writers: Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent

9. Dead Alive (1992)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Horror

7.6
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54 Metascore

A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.

Writers: Stephen Sinclair, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Timothy Balme, Diana Peñalver, Elizabeth Moody, Ian Watkin

10. Once Were Warriors (1994)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts.

Writers: Riwia Brown, Alan Duff | Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, Julian Arahanga

11. The World's Fastest Indian (2005)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.9
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68 Metascore

The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle -- a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

Writer: Roger Donaldson | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Diane Ladd, Iain Rea, Tessa Mitchell

12. Fly Away Home (1996)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.8
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A father and daughter decide to attempt to lead a flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air.

Writers: Bill Lishman, Robert Rodat, Vince McKewin | Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Dana Delany, Terry Kinney

13. Black Sheep (2006)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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62 Metascore

An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into blood-thirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm.

Writer: Jonathan King | Director: Jonathan King | Stars: Oliver Driver, Nathan Meister, Tammy Davis, Peter Feeney

14. Whale Rider (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Family

7.7
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79 Metascore

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

Writers: Niki Caro, Witi Ihimaera | Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis

15. Boy (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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70 Metascore

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.

Writer: Taika Waititi | Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: James Rolleston, Taika Waititi, Moerangi Tihore, Cherilee Martin

16. Bad Taste (1987)

Unrated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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The population of a small town disappears and is replaced by aliens that chase human flesh for their intergalactic fast-food chain.

Writers: Peter Jackson, Tony Hiles, Ken Hammon | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Terry Potter, Pete O'Herne, Craig Smith, Mike Minett

17. The Quiet Earth (1985)

R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.9
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A man named Zac Hobson awakens to find himself alone in the world, and In a desperate attempt to search for other's he finds only two who have their own agenda .

Writers: Craig Harrison, Bill Baer, Bruno Lawrence, Sam Pillsbury | Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge, Pete Smith, Anzac Wallace

18. Fresh Meat (2012)

91 min | Comedy, Horror

5.2
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A dysfunctional gang of criminals takes a middle class Maori family hostage and discovers too late that they are cannibals.

Writers: Brad Abraham, Joseph O'Brien, Briar Grace Smith | Director: Danny Mulheron | Stars: Temuera Morrison, Nicola Kawana, Hanna Tevita, Kate Elliott

19. Shortland Street (1992– )

30 min | Drama

5.4
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Shortland Street, a five-night-a-week soap set in an Auckland City hospital, follows the complicated personal and professional lives of its staff, family and friends.

Stars: Michael Galvin, Ben Mitchell, Amanda Billing, Peter Mochrie

20. Eagle vs Shark (2007)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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55 Metascore

Eagle vs Shark is the tale of two socially awkward misfits and the strange ways they try to find love; through revenge on high-school bullies, burgers, and video games.

Writers: Loren Taylor, Taika Waititi | Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Loren Taylor, Jemaine Clement, Craig Hall, Joel Tobeck

21. The Tattooist (2007)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

5.2
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A young artist unknowingly plays a role in releasing a deadly spirit as he attempts to learn tatau, the Samoan tradition of tattooing.

Writers: Matthew Grainger, Jonathan King | Director: Peter Burger | Stars: Jason Behr, Mia Blake, David Fane, Robbie Magasiva

22. A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012)

R | 85 min | Animation, Comedy

5.8
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45 Metascore

An animated, factually incorrect biography of Graham Arthur Chapman, one of the founding members of the comedy group Monty Python.

Writers: Graham Chapman, David Sherlock | Directors: Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson, Ben Timlett | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

23. Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)

Passed | 100 min | Action, Drama, War

7.2
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A dramatization of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima.

Writers: Harry Brown, James Edward Grant | Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara, Forrest Tucker

24. The Perfect Wave (2014)

94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.0
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The Perfect wave is a LOVE STORY, with four key pillars, a young mans love for surfing, adventure, a mothers love for her son, a young man falling in love for the first time, Gods love. The... See full summary »

Writers: Roger Hawkins, William A. Wood III, Billy Wood | Director: Bruce Macdonald | Stars: Scott Eastwood, Cheryl Ladd, Patrick Lyster, Rachel Hendrix

25. Solar Attack (2006 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.0
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When the sun's increasing expulsions of plasma threaten to ignite methane in our atmosphere, international tensions rise while scientists race for a solution to avoid natural disaster.

Writers: Michael Konyves, Miguel Tejada-Flores | Director: Paul Ziller | Stars: Mark Dacascos, Joanne Kelly, Kevin Jubinville, Sugith Varughese

26. Perfect Creature (2006)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

5.5
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The vampire myth is given a stylish 1960s treatment, where a human cop partners with a vampire cop to stop a vamp bent on creating a war between the two "separate but equal" races.

Writer: Glenn Standring | Director: Glenn Standring | Stars: Dougray Scott, Saffron Burrows, Leo Gregory, Scott Wills

27. In Search of the Castaways (1962)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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An earthquake, a flash flood, an avalanche, a volcano, alligators, jaguars, mutineers, and a man-eating Maoris dog the steps of a shipping company owner, a scientist, and the two children ... See full summary »

Writers: Lowell S. Hawley, Jules Verne | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Hayley Mills, Maurice Chevalier, George Sanders, Wilfrid Hyde-White

28. Welcome to the Jungle (2007 Video)

83 min | Horror

4.4
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Two young couples head into the New Guinea wilderness in an effort to find Michael Rockefeller, the heir to the Rockefeller fortune who disappeared in 1961.

Writer: Jonathan Hensleigh | Director: Jonathan Hensleigh | Stars: D. Kevin Epps, Sandi Gardiner, Callard Harris, John Leonetti

29. My Letter to George (1985)

PG | 94 min | Drama

4.9
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An orphaned New Zealand girl married to an older, wealthy businessman learns to deal with his strange sexual desires.

Writers: Jerzy Skolimowski, Michael Laughlin | Director: Michael Laughlin | Stars: Jodie Foster, John Lithgow, Michael Murphy, Dan Shor

30. Bride Flight (2008)

R | 130 min | Drama

7.1
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60 Metascore

A romantic drama that charts the lives of three women from different backgrounds, forever changed when they emigrate to New Zealand as war brides.

Writer: Marieke van der Pol | Director: Ben Sombogaart | Stars: Karina Smulders, Anna Drijver, Elise Schaap, Pleuni Touw

31. Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka (2003 TV Mini-Series)

90 min | Sci-Fi, Animation

7.0
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The Doctor, a time-traveling alien explorer, is sent by his people, the Time Lords, to liberate a small town in England from the tyrannical rule of a race of alien lava creatures called the... See full summary »

Stars: Richard E. Grant, Sophie Okonedo, Derek Jacobi, Craig Kelly

32. Forgotten Silver (1995 TV Movie)

53 min | Comedy

7.6
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Forgotten Silver is a mockumentary which details the prodigious life of "lost" filmmaker Colin McKenzie and his incredible advances that were lost to history...until now. This supergenius ... See full summary »

Writers: Costa Botes, Peter Jackson | Directors: Costa Botes, Peter Jackson | Stars: Peter Jackson, Jeffrey Thomas, Costa Botes, Marguerite Hurst

33. Sleeping Dogs (1977)

107 min | Action, Thriller, Drama

6.7
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Recluse Smith (Sam Neill) is drawn into a revolutionary struggle between guerillas and right-wingers in New Zealand. Implicated in a murder and framed as a revolutionary conspirator, Smith ... See full summary »

Writers: Christian K. Stead, Ian Mune, Arthur Baysting | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Sam Neill, Nevan Rowe, Ian Mune, Warren Oates

34. River Queen (2005)

R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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An intimate story set during the 1860s in which a young Irish woman Sarah and her family find themselves on both sides of the turbulent wars between British and Maori during the British colonization of New Zealand.

Writers: Vincent Ward, Toa Fraser, Kely Lyons | Director: Vincent Ward | Stars: Samantha Morton, Kiefer Sutherland, Cliff Curtis, Temuera Morrison

35. Buddy (2003)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Kristoffer is a billboard hanger, 24 years old and carefree. When his girlfriend Elisabeth dumps him for the boss of her trend bureau, his life falls into pieces. He feels like a loser. By ... See full summary »

Writers: Lars Gudmestad, Tom Gulbrandsen | Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Nicolai Cleve Broch, Aksel Hennie, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Pia Tjelta

36. TV Junkie (2006)

91 min | Documentary

7.3
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A man tries to discover his purpose in life after searching through 3000 hours of video and over 5000 photos.

Directors: Michael Cain, Matt Radecki | Stars: Rick Kirkham, Tom Brokaw, James Brown, George Bush

37. An Angel at My Table (1990)

R | 158 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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In 1920s and 1930s New Zealand, Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters. Already at an early age she is different from the other kids. She gets an education ... See full summary »

Writers: Janet Frame, Laura Jones | Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Kerry Fox, Alexia Keogh, Karen Fergusson, Iris Churn

38. Last of the Living (2009)

88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.8
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A contagious virus is turning everyone into zombies, and the only hope for survival lies in the hands of three couch potatoes.

Writer: Logan McMillan | Director: Logan McMillan | Stars: Morgan Williams, Robert Faith, Ashleigh Southam, Stacey Stevens

39. Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000)

172 min | Action, Crime, Romance

6.8
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Rich girl loves poor singer and vice versa. But fate has two surprises in store.

Writers: Rakesh Roshan, Sagar Sarhadi, Honey Irani, Ravi Kapoor | Director: Rakesh Roshan | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Ameesha Patel, Anupam Kher, Dalip Tahil

40. ¡Vivan las Antipodas! (2011)

108 min | Documentary

7.1
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What would be the shortest route between Entre Rios in Argentina and the Chinese metropolis Shanghai? Simply a straight line through the center of the earth, since the two places are ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Kossakovsky

41. Smash Palace (1982)

108 min | Drama

7.3
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Al Shaw's life revolves around motor racing and his back country junkyard, the "Smash Palace". His French wife, Jacqui, doesn't appreciate the lack of attention due to Al's obsession with ... See full summary »

Writers: Roger Donaldson, Peter Hansard, Bruno Lawrence | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Bruno Lawrence, Anna Maria Monticelli, Greer Robson-Kirk, Keith Aberdein

42. Fading West (2013)

84 min | Documentary, Family, Music

8.1
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Inspired by films including "Rattle and Hum'' and "Endless Summer," Fading West follows Grammy-winning alternative-rock band Switchfoot as they travel the globe in search of new musical ... See full summary »

Writer: Switchfoot | Director: Matt Katsolis | Stars: Chad Butler, Tom Curren, Thomas DeLonge, Jerome Fontamillas

43. Sensation (2010)

107 min | Comedy

6.3
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A naive young Irishman starts a relationship with a sexy call girl; and together they hatch a plan to open a brothel using the proceeds from the farm he recently inherited.

Writer: Tom Hall | Director: Tom Hall | Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Patrick Ryan, Marie O'Neill, Owen Roe

44. The Price of Milk (2000)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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49 Metascore

New Zealand milk farmer Rob gives his lover Lucinda a ring. Trying to spark up her relationship with Rob, she takes her friend Drosophila's advice and starts to try and make Rob angry. But ... See full summary »

Writer: Harry Sinclair | Director: Harry Sinclair | Stars: Danielle Cormack, Karl Urban, Willa O'Neill, Michael Lawrence

45. Broken English (1996)

NC-17 | 92 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Ivan is the fierce patriarch of a family of Croatian refugees in Auckland. Nina is his daughter, ready to live on her own, despite his angry objections. Eddie is the Maori she takes as her ... See full summary »

Writers: Gregor Nicholas, Johanna Pigott, James Salter | Director: Gregor Nicholas | Stars: Aleksandra Vujcic, Julian Arahanga, Rade Serbedzija, Marton Csokas

46. Battle Cry (1955)

Approved | 149 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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A group of young Marines have adventures in love and war.

Writer: Leon Uris | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, Mona Freeman, Nancy Olson

47. Green Dolphin Street (1947)

Approved | 141 min | Adventure, Romance, Drama

6.9
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Sophie loved Edmund, but he left town when her parents forced her to marry wealthy Octavius. Years later, Edmund returns with his son, William. Sophie's daughter, Marguerite, and William ... See full summary »

Writers: Samson Raphaelson, Elizabeth Goudge | Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Van Heflin, Lana Turner, Donna Reed, Richard Hart

48. Goodbye Pork Pie (1981)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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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 ... See full summary »

Writers: Ian Mune, Geoff Murphy | Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Tony Barry, Kelly Johnson, Claire Oberman, Shirley Gruar

49. Luella Miller (2005)

Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

2.7
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A sexy stranger wreaks havoc on a small New Zealand town in this erotic thriller.

Writers: Owen Black, Dane Giraud | Director: Dane Giraud | Stars: Sara Wiseman, Sia Trokenheim, Phil Brown, Jacqueline Nairn

50. Kawa (2010)

76 min | Drama

6.1
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An apparently happy family man must reveal a lifelong secret - that he is gay.

Writers: Witi Ihimaera, Kate McDermott | Director: Katie Wolfe | Stars: Calvin Tuteao, Nathalie Boltt, George Henare, Vicky Haughton