Maori TV To Film In Waihi And Paeroa

Posted by Gold FM on 30/11/2012

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Maori Television will be spending a number of days in and around Waihi and Paeroa next week. They are filming 'It's In the Bag', (a popular version of the classic programme hosted by Selwyn Toogood and then John Hawkesby all those years ago) with a Maori twist and 'My Country Song', which is a 13 part live music show hosted by Country Music legend Dennis Marsh and Saelyn Guyton, winner of the Gold Guitar.

Well known Maori personalities Pio Terei and Stacey Morrison will be presenting 'It's In The Bag' in Waihi next Tuesday and in Paeroa on Wednesday.

There are over $40,000 worth of prizes up for grabs ranging from televisions, laptops and fridges to trampolines and pool tables. Brian Gentil will be talking to Pio Terei on the Gold FM Breakfast Show next Monday morning at 7.45 to find out more.

'My Country Song' will be filming in Waihi on the 7th and Paeroa on the 10th of December.

Auditions have been held and over 100 talented performers from across New Zealand have been auditioned. My Country Song is not a talent competition. It's a show where Dennis and Saelyn mentor amateur (and some very seasoned performers) helping to put the polish to a performance they can be proud of.

Set in a stylised NZ woolshed, the performers will play to a small audience of family and friends. The performance will be broadcast along with performances by Dennis, Saelyn and stars from New Zealand’s country music scene.

One performer from each town, including Waihi and Paeroa will be invited to perform at the final of 'My Country Song' in Auckland.

The series is due to be broadcast during primetime on Maori television in May next year.

Both 'It's In the Bag' and 'My Country Song' are produced by independent production company Blue Bach Productions.