No Place Like Home

In April 2020 New Zealand shut its borders to keep Covid out. At the same time, confronted with the pandemic, the prospect of an economic meltdown and growing political uncertainty, thousands of Kiwis living overseas chose to come home.

But, getting home was never going to be easy.

No Place Like Home follows six couples as they return to New Zealand to rebuild their lives, often from scratch. Their stories are in turn uplifting, challenging, heart-breaking and joyful.

After all those years spent abroad, many of them must now rediscover where and what home actually is.


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Episode 1

Olivia and Lucie

Episode 2

Laura and Josh

Episode 3

Joanne and Andrew

Episode 4

Fern and Stefan

Episode 5

James and David

Episode 6

Richard and Alison


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Producer and Director Naashon Zalk
Executive Producer Rachale Davies
Directors of Photography Phil Stebbing, Naashon Zalk
Additional Camera Steve Fisher
Production Manager Juliet Condon
Assistant Producer Del Byast
Commissioning Editors Carol Hirschfield, Janine Fenwick
Editor Doug Dillaman
Camera Assistants Matt Hicks, Cam Ferguson, Noa Zalk-Larkin
Post Production Assistant Daniel Monckton
Sound Post Adam Iles / Clive Broughton – Factory Studios
Grade & Online Alastair Tye Samson – The Finishing Suite, Sean Loftin – Moonshots
Accounting Fantail Finances
Layout and development John Harford
Made with funding from NZ On Air
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