South Pacific Pictures (New Zealand)

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LogicSmash, MachineryNoise, Liam Murphy and Broken Saw

1st Logo (1992-2000)

Logo: On a black background, we see a camera moving up from the bottom of the screen, emitting a ray of light. Along with it are two theater masks that revolve around the spotlight. They make their way to the center and the light shines on them, causing the masks to become illustrations of one another in a black box with two arcs on opposing corners of the box and the screen to become white. The text is seen beneath it in a black font reading:



  • A short variant is much more common, and the still version exists as well.
  • An in-credit variant seen on early prints of Shortland Street contains the logo placed next to the Grundy logo, as well as the words Produced by South Pacific Pictures Limited in association with Grundy Television Pty Limited. on the bottom.

FX/SFX: The camera/masks moving, the screen changing, fairly competent effects for the time.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the program.

Availability: Rare. The short version was seen on Tales of the South Seas, Monkey House, Miss Piggle Wiggle, Clarence and other local series. The long version appeared on the Alliance Atlantis prints of early episodes of the last season of Ray Bradbury's Theater, as well as Double Booking. The remaining episodes have the action shortened in favor of the Bradshaw MacLeod & Associates logo following it.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo (2001-2011)

Logo: A stylized blue star zooms on a marine background. The name "SOUTH PACIFIC PICTURES" fades in on the right side of the star. Below it is the byline reading "turning dreams into drama".

FX/SFX: The star zooming and rippling.

Music/Sounds: The opening or closing theme.

Availability: Appeared on several TV series, such as Being Eve, but also on movies. Most notably seen on Sione's Wedding.

Editor's Note: None, it's a good logo.

3rd Logo (2011-)

Logo: On a black background with spotlights on it we see three green stars pass by, rotating and sending shines. One of them circles back to the screen, creating the name "SOUTH PACIFIC" and the word "PICTURES" in small lettering setting above it. Then the star and the whole logo shines.


  • A still version of this logo exists.
  • Sometimes, it shares the screen with other logos.

FX/SFX: The stars moving and shining.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme.

Availability: Appeared on new episodes of Shortland Street and appears on their new shows that they produced from this period onwards such as The Brokenwood Mysteries, 800 Words, Step Dave, The Sounds and Tatau.

Editor's Note: None.

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