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The all time favourite Dog Squad returned for a seventh series with 10 action packed episodes showcasing dedicated working dogs and their handlers from NZ Police, Corrections, Customs and Ministry for Primary Industries, screening on TVONE.
Once again we follow the Police Delta teams as they continue to work tirelessly around the clock fighting crime and keeping trouble off the streets.
In Whanganui Jason and Farris return; sadly not long after the filming finished Farris passed away in his sleep. He’s missed by many as expressed by the hundreds of comments on the Dog Squad NZ Facebook page.
Over in Palmerston North we welcome another new team to Dog Squad Sam & Jet.
This series also introduces us to some new Corrections dog teams, we meet KT and Jess at Auckland Prison, new recruit Radar shows off how ready he is to step into predecessor Officer Ted’s boots and successfully sniff out drugs at Waikeria Prison under the guidance of his handler Maurice. Dog handler Craig returns with his new dog Tai at Auckland Women’s Prison and trusted teams John and Aysa continue their good work at Spring Hill Prison, Nick and Ben do a massive swoop of the cells at Rimutaka, and Damian and Storm continue their good work at the Christchurch Prisons.
Customs dog teams Brad and Waldo, Andrew and Rajax and Brendon and Roxy all return showing off how good their drug detecting skills are both at Auckland International Airport and at the International Mail centre detecting drugs in concealed packages New faces to the Customs dog team Dan and Dirk show that they’re just as much up with the play, if there are drugs being smuggled across the border these dog teams are sure to find them.
Also dedicated to his work at Auckland Airport is MPI Dog Squad Star Watchman with his handler Liz. Tapua’s black Labrador Ella shows how good she is at sniffing out Lavender while Karen and Ebony show they don’t miss a beat when it comes to sniffing out suspect packages at the International Mail Center.
The talented dual teams Amy and Ollie, Sarah and Bounty and Noeline and Minti all show how they are able to successfully sniff out biosecurity risks at both the airport and the Mail Centre.
Down in the deep South at Queenstown International Airport Belle and her beagle Zeta check for biosecurity risks arriving on flights from across the Tasman, and up at the Bay of Islands team Gerrie and Snoop screen yachts for bio security risks.
For Dog Squad fans wanting more information about these dedicated canines, in addition to the program going to air there is the Dog Squad NZ Facebook page with regular updates and additional details of the dogs that feature each week.
Dog Squad, will continue give it’s loyal fans a remarkable insight into the fascinating work these talented teams are able to perform at airports, prisons and communities countrywide, it’s all in a days work for the Dog Squad.
Dog Squad production personnel series 7
Year of screening: 2016
Thanks to N.Z. Police, The Department of Corrections, N.Z. Customs, Ministry of Primary Industries
Producer/Post Director Kate Peacocke
Head of Production Andrea Lamb
Network Executive Tony Manson
Script Editor Bill Kerton
Online Editor James Brookes
Offline Editor Richard Calder
Colourist James Gardner
Production Manager Jani Alexander,
Production Coordinator Nithya Ratnayake, Lianne Watts
Production Assistants Jane Wang, Ashleigh Reid
Camera Scottie Mckinnon, Paul Griffin, Lewis Price-Milne, Nick Quail, Malcolm Clement, Stan McFerrier, Jeff Aldridge, Tom Walsh, Jon Bowden, Andy Sim
Sound Post Jason Fox, Envy Studios
Narrator Jason Hoyte
Production Accountant Hina Dalwadi
Financial Controller Glenda Paterson
Funded by Television New Zealand