We know many of you are, or have been, involved with Shortland Street, so it's a pleasure to see that the 27-year old soap has been acknowledged by the Huawei New Zealand TV Awards with the TV Legend award. It's the first time a standalone television show has been honoured with this award and it reflects Shortland Street's ongoing success, its significance in our popular culture and the show's commitment to diversity and inclusion. 'Shorty' has also maintained a stellar reputation as a training ground that continues to provide a great launch pad for the local screen industry. The TV Legend award will be presented at the 2019 Huawei New Zealand Television Awards gala ceremony on Thursday 21 November at Auckland's Aotea Centre.
Directed by Rachel Griffiths, Ride Like A Girl is the inspirational true story of Michelle Payne, starring Teresa Palmer and Sam Neill. As a little girl, Michelle Payne dreams of the impossible: winning the Melbourne Cup - horse-racing's toughest two-mile race. The youngest of 10 children, Michelle is raised by single father Paddy. She leaves school at 15 to become a jockey and after early failures she finds her feet, but a family tragedy, followed by her own near fatal horse fall all but ends the dream. But with the love of her dad and her brother Stevie, Michelle will not give up. Against all the medical advice, and the protests of her siblings, she rides on, and meets the Prince of Penzance. Together they overcome impossible odds for a shot at the dream: a ride in the 2015 Melbourne Cup, at odds of 100 to 1. The rest is history!
Ride Like A Girl is in New Zealand cinemas 24 October, 2019, and we have five double passes to give away! To be in to win a double pass, click here to watch the trailer and answer the question below.
When Michelle's dad is in hospital and she tells him that she's "found the one", what question does her dad ask?
Send your answer in the subject line of an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Friday 18 October, 2019. Winners only will be notified, by email.