A piece of New Zealand film and television history
*748D Whitemans Valley Road, Whitemans Valley, Upper Hutt
Buy your own town and they can call you queen bee! You’ll rule and rule and rule.
A piece of New Zealand film and television history for the first time on the open market. This 10-acre lifestyle block in Whitemans Valley holds a unique piece of our history. If there ever was a property that warranted the expression “But wait, there’s more”. It’s this one! And yes, the successful purchaser will get a set of steak knives!
Let’s begin, the main house is a fully renovated two-bedroom cottage with an amazing designer kitchen, bathroom, and spacious living. There is a self-contained utility building with two spacious rooms to use for whatever you can imagine. But wait there’s more, you get your own General store! But wait there’s still more! You have your own Post Office and Hotel! But hold on, there’s still even more! You have your own Town Hall complete with a self-contained unit attached. But wait, there’s still even more than that!
You have your own Church and service station, Barn, and great grazing. Imagine sitting on your front veranda watching the filming of “Fire Raiser, Peppermint Twist and the Tribe and Wellington Paranormal and Colonial Combat just to name few! Which have all been filmed at this location.
This unique property has options galore!
Here are just some of the productions that have been filmed on the property.
Country GP https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/country-gp-1984/series/credits
“Country GP was a major 80s drama series that charted the post-war years 1945 to 1950 in a rural central South Island town. Using fast-turnaround techniques that anticipated later series like Shortland Street, 66 episodes of Country GP were shot in 18 months at a specially built set in Whiteman’s Valley, Lower Hutt. It was ground-breaking as the first NZ series to cast a Samoan in a title role (Lani Tupu as Dr David Miller); but it also provided a nostalgic look back to an apparently kinder, gentler time than mid-80s New Zealand with its major social reforms and upheavals.”
The Tribe https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tribe_(1999_TV_series)#Filming
“The Tribe is a science fiction drama television series which premiered on Channel 5 in the United Kingdom on 24 April 1999. The series was created by Raymond Thompson and Harry Duffin and was developed and produced by the Cloud 9 Screen Entertainment Group in New Zealand. The series was commissioned by Channel 5, who received the initial screening rights. The series made its New Zealand premiere in 2000 on TV4.”
“Scenes of The Tribe were also shot on location in and around Wellington. For example, the Cloud 9 Studios car park was used as the exterior of the Mall and Alice’s and Ellie’s farmhouse was built in the rural area of Whitemans Valley in Upper Hutt. At times, over some weekends, the crew closed off Wellington streets to shoot scenes that took place in the desolate city streets.”
The Fire Raiser 1986 tv series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fhc5y8tdvQI
Peppermint Twist 1987 tv series https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/peppermint-twist-1989/series
“Peppermint Twist’s pastel-tinted portrait of 60s puberty floated onto New Zealand television screens in 1987. Despite winning a solid teen following, it only lasted for one series. Set amongst a group of teens in small town Roseville (in reality the outdoors set on the edge of Wellington, originally used for Country GP), the show’s stylised look and sound had few Kiwi precedents ” though its links to American perennial Happy Days are clear. Peppermint made liberal, and increasingly confident use of period music, with each episode named after a pop song of the day.”
“A new TVNZ web series set in 1840 is taking creative liberties with our colonial history and creates a world in which the race relations between Māori and Pākehā is settled in the wrestling ring.
Colonial Combat, is a comedy-drama set around the time of the Treaty of Waitangi and mixes our past with pop culture.” Stuff.co.nz Jan 29, 2019
And many more…
Because of the type of property there will be no open homes only private viewings. Please bring suitable footwear and your imagination! Don’t miss out, contact me today.
Deadline Sale Closing, Tuesday 19th October 2021 at 12:00pm at our office, 31 Main Street, UPPER HUTT. (Will not be sold prior).