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www.times.co.nz Howick and Botany Times, Thursday, January 29, 2015 — 7 127309 New GPs join the team at Highland Park Medical Dr Tony Chang Dr Sherine Tobias Open Saturday morning until noon E: firstname.lastname@example.org 115 Harris Road, East Tamaki. Phone 274 6357. See website for more info: www.cobblestone.co.nz 124579-V6 YARD CLEARANCE 20% OFF HIGH QUALITY PAVERS Sale ends January 31, 2015 on all stocked items Brick Pavers Slabs Cobblestones 127573 Now is the time... Extend your outdoor living Summer-Autumn Patio Screens Now is the time to think about extending your outdoor living space with clear plastic roll-up screens for both patios and pergolas. We manufacture several types to suit your budget. We also specialise in Shade Sails and the recovery of outdoor furniture. Call now for your obligation-free quote PHOTOS FOR SALE Thousands of photos from all our publications are available for purchase via our website. Go to www.times.co.nz/photos and click on your chosen image for ordering details. www.times.co.nz/photos EAST Auckland residents who have always dreamt of being on tel- evision may soon get their chance. Well-known Kiwi television per- sonality and comedian Te Radar, real name Andrew Lumsden, will soon start shooting scenes at the Howick Historical Village for one of his upcoming TV shows. Filming is due to get under way at the popular community attraction in Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga, early next month. “The programme is called Te Radar’s Chequered Past and is about some of my favourite stories from New Zealand history,” the star told the Times. “We needed somewhere that could stand in for many different places and the Howick Historical Village fits that requirement.” Filming at the village will take about 10 days “on and off” between February and April. “Some days will be much bigger than others,” says the 43-year-old West Auckland resident. “We will be filming various scenes including some courtroom stuff at the village. “We are looking for a range of extras for the big crowd shots including people of all ages and both men and women.” Planned filming at Howick His- torical Village will be just the sec- ond time Te Radar has worked in East Auckland. “We shot some scenes at a beach out here once,” he says. “I think I have relations going back to the Fencibles on my moth- er’s side of the family so I have a link to this part of the world.” Te Radar, who has a busy work schedule ahead of him this year, is concentrating on the next five months. “We aren’t filming the whole time, but we are filming quite big blocks. Without a doubt this is the most elaborate production I’ve been involved with.” He says the new show is about “great New Zealanders who had a vision and gave things a go”. “For many of them it went very badly, so I hope that isn’t a premo- nition for how this production will go,” says Te Radar. “We are making eight episodes which all have a main story and then things branch off from there. “It will screen on television either later this year or early 2016.” Te Radar says after many years of making television, he still gets slightly nervous about how his new projects will be received by the public. “I do wonder how it will go, but you’re pretty impotent by then as it is all done,” he says. “Te Radar’s Chequered Past is very different to any of my previous TV programmes. “It’s been more than 10 years in the making and the hardest thing has been choosing what to leave out. “The idea is that if people like these stories they can go and find out more about them. Everything in the show is true, even if it seems far-fetched. It’s really a celebration of history, which can sometimes be a bit po-faced in its retelling.” People keen to be an extra dur- ing Te Radar’s filming of scenes for his new television series at Howick Historical Village in Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga, between Febru- ary and April, can refer online to the site www.radarswebsite.com for more information and to apply. Andrew Lumsden, known to New Zealand television audiences as Te Radar, is about to start filming at Howick Historical Village for his new series. Times photo Wayne Martin Delving into history One of the nation’s funniest and most inquisitive men is putting out a casting call for extras for his new television show that’s to be filmed locally, reports CHRIS HARROWELL.
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