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Operation Hero Series 1



Operation Hero is an action-adventure series where Kiwi kids tackle challenges inspired by the amazing achievements of real-life Kiwi heroes.  

The 10-part series, hosted by Dayna Vawdrey (Studio 2), features six 12-year-olds on the adventure of a lifetime. The players are told of the deeds of a real-life hero and then must compete in two huge challenges inspired by the hero’s actions and courage.              

Made with the co-operation of the NZ Defence Force, the series accesses unique challenge locations like the Navy’s flood tank simulator, the Air Force’s Iroquois training zone at Santoft Forest and a massive 40 metre high dam at the back of the Army’s Waiouru training camp. Players also come face to face with sharks at Kelly Tarlton’s.     

Produced for TVNZ by Wellington-based production company The Gibson Group (Paradise Cafe, The Simon Eliot Show, Aftershock, The Insider’s Guide to Happiness) with funding from NZ On Air. Hosted by Dayna Vawdrey, produced by Bevin Linkhorn, executive producer Dave Gibson and directed by Dan Henry and Michael Huddleston.

Technical Specifications

TV Production

10 x 30 minute children's factual entertainment series for TV2.

Aired from 21 August 2011 at 5pm.