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DNA Detectives

Made with the support of NZ on Air, this series takes a look at what makes some of our most famous NZers what they are.

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    Season 1, Episode 1
    • Wednesday 14 Oct 2015

    G New Series: Kiwi celebrities hand over DNA samples to find out where their roots lie. First to retrace their ancestry is foodie Ray McVinnie and1 News Correspondent Jack Tame. Host Richard O'Brien.

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      • Tuesday 7 Nov 2017

      G New Season: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern investigates her ancestry and discovers a few war heroes in her family tree. Singer Stan Walker links to an ancient island and returns to his homeland.

      • Tuesday 14 Nov 2017

      PGR Actors Antonia Prebble and Jonny Brugh find royalty, slavery, and a 250 year-old business empire are all part of their colourful family history.

      • Tuesday 21 Nov 2017

      G Actor Miriama Smith finds out the truth about her Spanish ancestry while All Black legend John Kirwan discovers a long lost relative who climbed to great heights.

      • Tuesday 28 Nov 2017

      G Former super model Kylie Bax discovers a family link to a confectionery super power while news anchor Simon Dallow absorbs the role his ancestors played in several historic world events.

      • Tuesday 5 Dec 2017

      G Actor Robbie Magasiva discovers he has connections to royalty and journalist Nadine Chalmers-Ross finds family who had a taste for the high life.

      • Tuesday 12 Dec 2017

      G Series Final. Actor Erik Thomson finds his DNA can prove an ancient family connection while singer songwriter Anika Moa uncovers a link she could never have imagined possible.