Factual Series

Factual series are one of Greenstone’s specialties. We have followed police, ambulance, fire, helicopter and medical services, and built strong relationships with many organisations such as the Auckland Zoo to film their work year after year.

This is one of the best-loved genres on television today – and Greenstone has made more than any other company in New Zealand. ‘Capturing real life stories’ has been a major focus since we set up shop in 1994.


50 Years of Television

This is the story of how television in New Zealand developed……..


Adventures in Wonderland

A busload of young tourists travel NZ looking for adventure and romance.

Against the Odds

Against the Odds

Inspirational tales about ordinary people who survived terrible ordeals through courage, spirit and resourcefulness.

Auction House

Auction House

A mix of colourful characters, antiques roadshows and behind-the-scenes stories about art, artefacts and antiques going under the hammer.

Beat Squad

Beat Squad

An exciting factual series that features behind-the scenes access to New Zealand community police officers as they protect neighbourhoods from crime.


Border Patrol

All new Border Patrol follows the work of N.Z. Customs and Ministry of Primary Industries as they man the frontline to protect the New Zealand border both on land and at sea.



Helicopter heroes on flights of mercy and crime control.


City Beat

Join the team of First Security as they patrol their beat in central Auckland – and see the city like you’ve never seen it before.


CIU - Crash Investigation Unit

Filmed in Sydney Crash Investigation Unit features teams of highly specialised police officers as they work to establish the causes of tragic incidents.



Following the men and women who patrol and protect New Zealand’s precious marine environment and waterways.


Coastwatch OZ

Coastwatch OZ following the heroic actions of the men and women protecting Australia’s seas and waterways………

Coromandel Med

Coromandel Med

Following local doctors, a district nurse and volunteer ambulance staff on the job around the Coromandel Peninsula.



Real TV, not reality TV: for the first time, cameras are allowed in New Zealand Courts to show how justice is done, and the effect on everyone’s lives.


Dog Patrol

Dog Patrol is a bird’s-eye view of the trials, the tribulations and the many triumphs encountered on a daily basis by South Auckland’s Animal Control Officers.


Dog Squad

Dog Squad – dogs and their handlers protecting our streets, communities, prisons, airports, borders and national parks…….



A cutting-edge series which gives viewers a unique behind-the-scenes look at Wellington Hospital’s busy Emergency Department.

Fighting Fat

Fighting Fat

This series follows five ‘fat fighters’ for the full five months to see what it really means to try to lose weight and completely change your lifestyle.


Fire Scene Investigation

The story of a small, highly-trained team specialising in the science and art of fire investigation.



Firefighters captures frontline action with the men and women of the NZ Fire Service.


Five days in the Red Zone

This one hour programme follows the Police Rural Drink Drive Team from Alexandra, called into Christchurch City after the earthquake on February 22, 2011.

Get a Life

Get A Life

We follow five families as they attempt to change their lives and follow their dreams.


Going, Going, Gone!

Human drama, suspense and auction room action as people buy and sell antiques, family treasures and curious collectibles.


Highway Cops

Greenstone’s series filmed on New Zealand’s highways, following the 250 men and women keeping our highways and byways safe. Screening on TVOne


Highway Patrol

A Number One in Australia and New Zealand – Highway Patrol features Police officers coping with dangerous motorists on Melbourne roads.


Highway Patrol - Worst Drivers

Highway Patrol Worst Drivers Special – one hour of high octane action.


History Under The Hammer

History Under the Hammer, a fascinating new series screening on Prime, where we celebrate treasures and taonga from our past.


House Call

House Call provides a solution, stacked with facts and inspiration when it comes to the real estate market…


House Obsessed

House Obsessed puts our relationship with our homes under the microscope.



Greenstone’s tweens show, hosted by Julia Wright and Jeremy Hollis, deals with issues that affect 9 to 14 year-olds

Greenstone TV Interns


“Interns” offers a privileged insight into the lives of five junior Doctors, throughout their first year of work in the public hospital system.

Greenstone TV Kid's Hospital

Kid's Hospital

Kids’ Hospital is a series filmed in the brand new Kidz First Children’s Hospital in South Auckland.


Love Thy Neighbour

The people next door are sometimes impossible to get along with!


Mercury Lane

Mini-documentary Mercury Lane a series about dancers, designers, filmmakers, writers, painters, musicians.


Modern Love

Lost love, looking for love, celebrating love.


Money Man

Money Man fuses an entertainment format with genuinely useful monetary advice, offering real, achievable solutions for money-management problems.


Motorway Patrol

One of New Zealand’s favourite shows, Motorway Patrol on your screens currently. Tuesday nights TV2, 7.30pm



Nabbed – introducing the men and women of the Road Crime, Traffic Alcohol and Road Policing Teams.


Neighbours at War

TV2’s viewing favourite Neighbours at War series 8 – featuring even more tales of neighbourhood combat.



Fraught with the emotion of life and death, ‘Nurses’ brings to the screen a rare look into the lives of seven young Auckland City Hospital staff.


Private Investigators

Julia Hartley-Moore and the detectives know what people really get up to in two series of Private Investigators.



A compelling fly-on-the-wall look at the way the rental scene works in New Zealand.


Rookie Vets

A year in the lives of seven students at NZ’s Massey University veterinary school….


Serious Crash Unit - SCU

All new – Gripping behind-the-scenes police work following the SCU squad.



Step inside the world of community theatre: high hopes….small budgets….big egos………


Ski Season

Ski Season follows an unusual job which attracts unusual people, and this is their story.


Special Investigators

Special Investigators are the men and women employed by government agencies to investigate serious, sometimes fatal, accidents.



Spellbound. The New Zealand Spelling Bee Competition for 2016.


The Big Ward

Screening 7.30pm Tuesday, 17th February – TV2 brings you The Big Ward


The School of Home Truths

Greenstone’s four-part documentary series for TVOne created a buzz among home buyers and sellers.


The School of Success

A three-part documentary series that takes 12 people back to school to see if material success can be learnt.


The Zoo

The multi-award-winning series The Zoo is a family favourite that for more than a decade has been taking viewers behind the scenes at Auckland Zoo.


Together Again

Surprise and laughter as Kerre Woodham reunites old friends and family.



Towies – featuring sensitive new age tow truck operators in a never-ending war with irate motorists.


Trade Wars

The kiwi obsession with real estate, is only topped by the other kiwi obsession – taking real estate and tarting it up…


Trent's Wildcat Adventures

Follow Trent Barclay, dedicated zoo keeper and good all-round kiwi-bloke in Trent’s Wildcat Adventures..


Under The Bridge

The Story of a year at Papakura High School


Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes – gritty frontline work and feel good volunteering.

Greenstone TV Wild Vets

Wild Vets

TV One’s top rating show, Wild Vets continues in the third series with more stories from the vets who work with zoo animals.