Sunday 7 December 2008

Goodnight Kiwi returns after 14 years

Any loyal Kiwi, over 30 years old, will know and reminisce about the infamous 'Goodnight Kiwi'. Jude and Pete at Clifton will. And so do I.

He last turned out the lights and went to bed in October 1994, after a 14 year run - the last thing people saw on their screen before TV closed down for the night. Television New Zealand are bringing the animated Kiwi back.

New sequences have been drawn, to modernise it. "We want the cat and kiwi to continue, but we're not too sure how just yet," TVNZ says. The music track is has also being retained.

Here's the original...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes Mike, we reminisced about "Goodnight Kiwi" when we were in the UK in the early 1980's. We were based in Lincolnshire while Pete was doing his Aeronautical Engineering Training and we had just finished watching an All Black/Lions Rugby Union match when on came "Goodnight Kiwi" with the haunting Hine e Hine Maori Lullaby. I admit to being homeesick at the time. I am not sure how they will be able to modernise "Kiwi". These days after work, he would moe likely be heading out to a Night Club with "P" in his pocket.