Since its inception in 1994, Greenstone has maintained a strong reputation for documentaries, most of which have screened in prime time. The programmes have looked at social issues, told stories of tragedy and heroism, celebrated historical figures, and followed brave individuals on fascinating personal journeys.

It’s a big responsibility when someone trusts you to spend six months or longer following their daily lives. And we take it seriously, building a strong relationship with a wide range of Kiwi families to tell their stories – about health, survival, entertainment, injustice, success, tragedy and endeavour.


Animals & Us

Some of our most popular programmes deal with the fragile relationship between humans and animals.



Art, dance, theatre, comedy or song – these documentaries reveal what makes people tick.


Do or Die

Documentaries telling the stories of survivors and victims, and offer experts’ survival tips.


One of a Kind

Programmes about extraordinary people in New Zealand society who live with unusual conditions.


People & True Stories

Investigative to heartwarming documentaries of ordinary people’s extraordinary lives.

Baby Charlotte

Private Lives

Documentaries taking a sympathetic look at a wide range of health and other personal issues.



A series of programmes looking at a wide range of issues effecting New Zealand Society today.


The Business of Crime

A string of documentaries looking at the perpetrators and victims of everyday crime from burglary to car theft.