Day in a Life Part 1

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Summary –
A man sees an item in a newspaper about buried treasure. People are seen burying the treasure on a beach but the map blows away. 200 years later a young man finds the map, hires private investigators to help him find it and other people get involved. A series of farcical adventures ensue. It was filmed in the mid to late 1960s.

From Kathy Webb –
The production team consisted of two young Hastings men, Brendan Webb and the late Graeme Rendle. They used Graeme’s father’s old hand-held home video camera and roped in some friends to play various roles.

Brendan played the old man peeling onions, the (shorter) of the two crooked detectives and the Chinaman. Graeme played the villain role. Others to take roles were Geoff Tuck (tall crooked detective), Wayne Munro (the initial map holder) Allan Webb (the little boy) and the late David Ousley (jungle butterfly hunter)

Filming took place in and around Hastings, Havelock North, Tangoio Beach and the old Pakowhai shingle works.  The crooked detectives’ van was actually the business vehicle for the Rendle Joinery factory in Omahu Rd (later Kersten Recycling and recently demolished).


  • Wayne Munro
  • David Ousley
  • Graham Rendle
  • Geoff Tuck
  • Allan Webb
  • Brendan Webb

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