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Life’s looking FAB for a Hutt boy who enjoys heavy metal and horses COLLETTE DEVLIN August 8 2015 Children’s TV production company Pukeko Pictures, which is behind the computer-generated remake Thunderbirds Are Go!, appointed Clive Spink as its new chief executive this week to oversee the growth of the company. He talks about the challenges and thrills of the job, and about […]

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Thunderbirds TV show launches Wellington business Pukeko Pictures to the world

©ITV Plc  / Pukeko Pictures / Weta Workshop COLLETTE DEVLIN – 3 August 2015 The remaking of cult TV show Thunderbirds has launched Pukeko Pictures to the world. The Wellington-based animation studio has been working with ITV Studios in Britain to produce 26 half-hour episodes of a computer-generated remake of the classic 1960s puppet show, Thunderbirds Are Go!, […]

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Pukeko Pictures Announces Appointment of Clive Spink as Chief Executive Officer

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Pukeko Pictures today announced the appointment of Clive Spink as Chief Executive Officer.  He will replace Andrew Smith who will be leaving in August to take up the position of Chief Executive Officer of Touchtech, one of Wellington’s leading mobile, web, and cloud software developers. Clive has been with Pukeko […]

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Finalists Announced for the 2015 AmCham-DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards


The American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand has today announced the finalists for the 2015 AmCham-DHL Express Success and Innovation Awards, held in conjunction with Hawaiian Airlines. The awards, now into their 16th year, celebrate the success and innovation of those New Zealand companies doing business with the USA. […]

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Thunderbirds Are Go at Armageddon Wellington


MEDIA RELEASE Local fans of ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ will get the opportunity to meet David Scott, Series Director at Armageddon Wellington.  David is looking forward to meeting fans at toy and DVD retailer Mighty Ape’s stand and signing items for them from 2pm on Saturday, 18th July. Immediately following the […]

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        Merchantwise, ITV Studios Global entertainment’s appointed licensing agency in Australia, is delighted to announce strong toy and DVD sales, and a host of new licensing and retail partners for hit TV series Thunderbirds Are Go in Australia. The reboot of the classic TV series, produced by ITV Studios and New […]

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Pukeko Wins Creative Gold

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CREATIVE GOLD in association with The Wellington Company  film, media & content WINNERS:  Pukeko Pictures It was Jane and the Dragon and the WotWots what started Richard Taylor’s indie production house off; now it’s the Thunderbirds who’ve got them really going global. FINALISTS: Cato Brand Partners New Zealand Film & Television School What […]

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Countdown to Re-Launch

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                  Tom McLean Jun 28th, 2015 ITV and Pukeko combine miniatures and CG animation to propel a unique look for a rebooted classic in Thunderbirds Are Go! Few who saw the iconic 1960s series Thunderbirds can forget the excitement that creators Gerry […]

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Wellington Gold Awards finalists ‘exceptional’ COLLETTE DEVLIN Last updated 21:13, May 28 2015 The 2015 Wellington Gold Awards finalists were announced last night at a function where celebrations were also held to mark 150 Years of The Dominion Post, the 150th anniversary of Wellington as Capital City and the 50th anniversary of Porirua City. Gold […]

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DISTRIBUTED BY RED ARROW INTERNATIONAL Production has begun in Sydney, Australia on CLEVERMAN, a six-part high concept genre drama, with a superb ensemble cast including Scottish actor Iain Glen (Game of Thrones), Golden Globe nominee Frances O’Connor (The Missing), Deborah Mailman (The Sapphires), Hunter Page-Lochard (The Sapphires), Rob Collins (The […]

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