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  • Westside

    RNZ Nov 23, 2020

    Antonia Pebble on life with the Wests

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    Kerry Harvey Oct 29, 2020

    Antonia Prebble farewells Rita West

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    Antonia Prebble Oct 4, 2020

    Rita West: The Accidental Feminist 

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    Kerry Harvey Oct 14, 2020

    David de Lautour says goodbye to the Wests.

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    Sue Emeny Oct 9, 2020

    Jessica Grace Smith talks about life growing up the Hawkes Bay 

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    Monika Barton Sep 28, 2020

    Westside cast look back at their favourite moments ahead of final season 

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    Carolyne Meng-Yee Sep 28, 2020

    Sex on Screen: Why Kiwi actors need intimacy coach in #metoo era

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    Ricardo Simich Sep 28, 2020

    How Bromantic: Westside boys get matching tattoos 

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    Kerry Harvey Sep 16, 2020

    It’s 1990 and while Auckland hosts the Commonwealth Games, the West family members are pursuing different goals as the finish-line looms for local drama Westside.

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    Ricardo Simich May 24, 2020

    Westside to resume filming under level 2. 

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    Fleur Mealing Jul 10, 2019

    Westside actress Jessica Grace Smith's refreshing approach to playing iconic character Cheryl West

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    Sarah Nealon Jul 3, 2019

    Meet the new crime family taking on the Wests

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    Sarah Nealon Jun 21, 2019

    Meet the new Cheryl West

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    Fiona Rae Jun 21, 2019

    Cocaine and cleavage: The iconic TV series Westside returns

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    Sarah Nealon Jun 9, 2019

    Westside's Antonia Prebble talks about the irony of playing a grandmother...

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  • Westside

    NZTV Awards Nov 22, 2018

    Westside picked up Best Drama at the Huawei Mate20 NZTV Awards at the annual ceremony which recognises excellence in local television.

    Antonia Prebble also won the Best Actress category for her role as the show's matriarch, Rita West

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    NZTV Awards Oct 24, 2018

    Westside has picked up a smashing five award nominations at the 2018 NZTV Awards, including a nod to leading lady, Antonia Prebble for Best Actress for the second year running.

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    NZ Herald Aug 5, 2018

    Shane Cortese talks Outrageous Fortune and Westside with the Bay of Plenty Times.

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    NZ On Air Aug 2, 2018

    NZ On Air has confirmed funding for a fifth series of Westside! Filming will kick off in January of next year.

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  • Westside

    TV Guide Jul 15, 2018

    Ashleigh Cummings talks babies and weddings on the new series of Westside.

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    Sunday Star Times Jul 9, 2018

    Westside co-creator James Griffin writes about the legacy of Outrageous Fortune and Westside.

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    NZ Herald Jul 5, 2018

    Leading lady Antonia Prebble talks of the challenges of playing Rita.

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    NZ Herald Jul 5, 2018

    Actor Reef Ireland Snapchats with Time Out Magazine

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  • Westside

    TV Guide Jul 2, 2018

    Leading lady Antonia Prebble talks about the return of hit series Westside.

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    NZTV Craft Awards Oct 17, 2017

    Westside has been nominated for two awards at the 2017 NZTV Craft Awards. Award winners will be announced on November 8th.

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    Woman's Day Aug 24, 2017

    Westside's Ashleigh Cummings and Reef Ireland dish on playing an iconic couple

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    NZ Herald Aug 24, 2017

    Sophie Hambleton talks holiday hits and misses.

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    nowtolove.co.nz Aug 15, 2017

    Next magazine give Sophie Hambleton (aka Carol O'Driscoll) the five minute snap chat.

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    Woman's Day Aug 14, 2017

    The talented women of Westside talk about their off-screen friendship.

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    TV Guide Aug 4, 2017

    Ashleigh Cummings takes on the role of Westside's Cheryl.

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    Stuff.co.nz Aug 1, 2017

    Actor Reef Ireland talks living a life of crime on Westside.

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  • Westside

    Weekend Magazine Jul 30, 2017

    Young Cheryl West has been revealed!

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    NZ Herald Jul 30, 2017

    NZ On Screen's Nicky Harrop highlights some of the Kiwi classics heard on Westside.

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    Sunday Star Times Jul 30, 2017

    Jack van Beynen goes back in time to a 1980s Nightclub in Westside.

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    New Zealand Women's Weekly Jul 23, 2017

    Westside star Todd Emerson talks about the two 1980's characters he's currently playing.

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    Sunday Star Times Jul 10, 2017

    Will Hall (Detective Inspector Mike McCarthy) and Esther Stephens (Ngaire Munroe) talk big hair, tight jeans and criminal behaviour in the third season of spin-off drama Westside.

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    TV Guide Jul 5, 2017

    Antonia Prebble talks about Rita's stance on feminism in the new series of Westside.

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  • Westside

    NZ Herald Jul 2, 2017

    In the latest Westside, launching on July 10, Shane Cortese plays Danny, the father of his original Outrageous Fortune character, Hayden.

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    NZ Herald Jun 25, 2017

    Westside's back and naughtier than ever!

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    Stuff.co.nz Jun 25, 2017

    Shane Cortese looks back to the 1980s

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  • Westside

    The Spinoff.co.nz Nov 30, 2016

    The Spinoff apologise profusely for doubting the authenticity of Will Hall's moustache. The #WestsideTV star says “If it wasn’t for knowing the moustache intimately, I too would have called it a fake."

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  • Westside

    NZ Herald Nov 2, 2016

    Westside producers are still on the hunt for the teenage Cheryl West as filming for series 3 kicks off.

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    Stuff.co.nz Oct 24, 2016

    Westside Series 3 gets set to film.

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    NZ Herald Aug 15, 2016

    NZ Herald speculates on who might play a young Cheryl West in series 3 of Westside.

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    Sunday Star Times Aug 15, 2016

    Director Murray Keane talks about the use of real protest footage in the final episode of Westside, series 2.

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    NZ Herald Aug 4, 2016

    NZ On Air confirms funding for a third series of Westside.

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    NZ Women's Weekly Aug 4, 2016

    Kiwi stars take a nostalgic look back at the 80s in celebration of Westside.

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    The Spinoff.co.nz Jul 14, 2016

    The Spinoff takes a look at the lessons in New Zealand history that Westside explores.

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    NZ Herald Jul 14, 2016

    Jordan Mauger talks about the return of Rod Nugent to Westside.

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    Newshub Jul 8, 2016

    Antonia Prebble talks about what's in store for Rita in the next episode.

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    Stuff.co.nz Jul 8, 2016

    Westside stars talk about what they don't miss from the 1980s.

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    TV3 Newshub Jul 7, 2016

    Reef Ireland talks about playing Westside's Wolf

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    NZ Herald Jul 4, 2016

    Nicky Harrop checks out the fantastic music from Westside season 2.

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    Fashionz.co.nz Jul 1, 2016

    Westside celebrates 80s fashion.

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    Westside Podcasat Jun 23, 2016

    The official podcast for the hit New Zealand TV series, Westside is now available!

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    TV3.co.nz Jun 21, 2016

    Antonia Prebble (Rita West) gives us a rundown of Westside season 2.

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    Stuff.co.nz Jun 17, 2016

    Dean O'Gorman on Westside and getting acting advice from Kirk Douglas

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    Stuff.co.nz Jun 17, 2016

    David de Lautour 'stoked' to be back playing career-criminal Ted West

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    NZ Herald Jun 17, 2016

    Sarah Daniell does a flashback to the 80s: Westside stars look back on the decade of change

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    Yahoo.co.nz Jun 15, 2016

    Yahoo talked to David de Lautour, aka Ted West, about what the West family has up their sneaky sleeves for season two of Westside.

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    Stuff.co.nz Jun 15, 2016

    Westside's Xavier Horan on playing dumb and training with the SAS.

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    NZ Herald Jun 15, 2016

    Westside romps its way down nostalgia lane.

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    Story Jun 12, 2016

    Story journalist Sarah Stewart goes back to the 80s with Westside.

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    NZ Herald Jun 9, 2016

    The cub has grown up: Lydia Jenkin talks to the new star of Westside.

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  • Westside

    TV Guide Jun 1, 2016

    It's 1981, a year of big hair, shoulder pads, a royal wedding, political turmoil and, for Rita West, freedom.

    Westside is back and Rita (Antonia Prebble) is out of jail. She served time after taking the rap for son Wolf, who shot Horseman gang member Cannonball. A lot has happened in the two years that Rita has been locked up.

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  • Westside

    Press Release May 11, 2016

    Westside's Todd Emerson (Bilkey van Heeder) is set to perform the award-winning play Daffodils at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

    The Daffodils team will put on a Benefit Gala on Friday 3 June at Auckland's Town Hall's Great Hall. The aim of the Gala is to help raise the funds needed to make the Edinburgh season of this critically claimed kiwi hit a reality.

    The evening will feature a performance of Daffodils by the original cast (Colleen Davis and Todd Emerson), with special guest performances by Tami Neilson, Julia Deans, Anika Moa, Trip Pony and LIPS.

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    NZ Herald May 9, 2016

    Westside wins Gold at New York Festival

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    TV3 Jul 3, 2015

    Newsworthy's Lachlan Forsyth joins the Westside crew

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    Stuff.co.nz Jul 3, 2015

    Tackling a younger version of Outrageous Fortune's notorious Wolf West character was a daunting task for Liam Ferguson.

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    Stuff.co.nz Jun 16, 2015

    We're hooked on TV3's Outrageous Fortune prequel Westside, and while the show is great, yes, we'd watch it for Rita West's styling alone.

    With big lashes, bigger hair and sharp black winged eyeliner, her whole vibe is a bogan 1970s dream.

    Personally, we want to look like this every day, if you do too, here's how.

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  • Westside

    ScreeNZ Jun 8, 2015

    Locations specialist Benny Tatton and longtime SPP production designer Clayton Ercolano looked back to the 70s with the Wests. Making the old new again was one of the challenges...

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  • Westside

    TV Guide Jun 7, 2015

    Glen Levy was a familiar figure on Outrageous Fortune but you may not have seen his face. Working as a stuntman on the series meant it was only the back of his head that appeared on screen.

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  • Westside

    Jane Clifton Jun 3, 2015

    Sausage rolls and cheese and pineapple hedgehogs: these are the armaments of a long, dirty and hopelessly addictive crime war in TV3's witty and plot-twisty new local drama, Westside, Sunday.

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    Stuff.co.nz Jun 2, 2015

    Expectations are a weird thing. They can transform a mediocre show into an acceptable one if they're low enough. Conversely, they can turn a fantastic show into an okay one by being too high.

    I've watched no new show in the last decade with higher expectations than the ones I sat down with to watch the debut of Outrageous Fortune prequel Westside at the weekend - and I'm delighted to say nearly every one was met.

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  • Westside

    Radiolive May 29, 2015

    Host Paul Henry talks with Antonia Prebble.

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    Viva, NZ Herald May 27, 2015

    Westside, the new prequel to the beloved Outrageous Fortune, takes us back to a bygone era...

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    Glory Days May 26, 2015

    Today on the Glory Days Magazine telegram, we preview the new Outrageous Fortune prequel Westside which is set firmly in the decade that taste forgot - the 1970s!

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    Culture May 24, 2015

    Recreating a Westie paradise - especially one from the 70s - hasn’t been easy. Michelle Duff finds out how it was pulled off...

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    Spy May 24, 2015

    Is there anything Esther Stephens can't do?

    The gifted actress-singer is on our screens in the final of TV One drama When We Go to War and next Sunday she'll be back in TV3's Outrageous Fortune prequel, Westside.

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    Your Weekend May 23, 2015

    Antonia Prebble: on fame, nudity and ugg boots...

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    Time Out May 21, 2015

    They've wound the clock back on Outrageous Fortune all the way to the 1970s for a new show. Lydia Jenkin reports...

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    Western Leader May 21, 2015

    David de Lautour stars in prequel to Outrageous Fortune...

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    Taranaki Daily News May 11, 2015

    One of New Zealand's most legendary bands has landed the theme song for the highly anticipated prequel to Outrageous Fortune...

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  • Westside

    TV3 Oct 14, 2014

    Antonia Prebble (Outrageous Fortune, White Lies, The Blue Rose) and David de Lautour (The Kick, NCIS, Once Upon a Time) will headline the cast of South Pacific Pictures’ new comedy drama series WESTSIDE STORY, the six-part Outrageous Fortune prequel which is coming next year to TV3.

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