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Prizes Galore for NHNZ - Natural History New Zealand

1 October 2003

Natural History New Zealand has scored a triple whammy at this year's Naturvision - a major European wildlife film festival held in Munich, Germany.

NHNZ out-classed 149 other programmes to scoop Naturvision's Grand Prix award for its 50 minute documentary "The Case of the Baby-Faced Assassin" which reveals the secretive lives of Australia's carnivorous marsupial; the spotted-tailed quoll. A further two awards - the Best Innovation Prize and the Youth Jury Prize were won by NHNZ's "Tropic Gothic" a fascinating documentary showing how a tropical forest's bizarre and beautiful tenants come to inhabit a human realm - an abandoned settler's cottage in Far North Queensland.

NHNZ's excellence in science programming will also be celebrated at this year's Image et Science conference, after being one of four television companies in the world to be invited to compete for the prestigious Prix Jules Verne. The Prix Jules Verne is an esteemed award, which recognises the quality of science programmes and a company's quest for innovation in the field of scientific and technical culture and information. It is a great honour to be nominated for the Prix Jules Verne and NHNZ's Manging Director Michael Stedman believes it is a fitting compliment to the talent of the whole NHNZ team.

NHNZ is represented in the United Kingdom and Eire by Film Images (London).

For more information please contact Jenny Hammerton on: 7624 3388 or via email

Jenny Hammerton
Representations Film Images (London) Limited
2 The Quadrant, 135 Salusbury Road, London NW6 6RJ
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7624 3388 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7624 3377
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