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New Zealan­ders and Aus­tralians play ri­vals on the rugby field, but the Kiwi-Aussie se­ries 800Words is proof that we ac­tu­ally work re­ally well to­gether! The co-pro­duc­tion is back for sea­son three this week, so we got our hands on some fun facts about the new episodes to getet you ready.

BACK AND FORTH

McLeod’s Daugh­ters star Bri­die Carter, who plays Jan, films her scenes in blocks. When she’s fin­ished, she flies from Auck­land to her home in Byron Bay, where she lives with her hus­band Michael Wil­son and sons Otis and To­bias.as.

LO­CA­TION, LO­CA­TION, LO­CA­TION

Much of this week’s ac­tion takes place at the beach or at sea. But where was it filmed? Ini­tial scenes were shot at Piha and Bethells Beach. The cast also filmed on Auck­land’s east coast, where the surf was a lit­tle less wild. “We cap­i­talised on the nat­u­ral beauty that we work in ev­ery day,” says ac­tor Erik Thom­son, who plays Ge­orge.

LOOK OUT FOR …

We know Siouxsie (played by Olivia Ten­net) as Monty’s gothic daugh­ter. But this week, we find the re­cep­tion­ist al­most un­recog­nis­able with­out her make-up. It’s cer­tainly a re­fresh­ing look k for her – we won­der if it will stay?

ACT­ING OUT

She may play an ed­i­tor of a news­pa­per based in Syd­ney, but Bri­die has never had any de­sire to be a jour­nal­ist her­self. “I’ve only ever wanted to be an ac­tor,” the star in­sists.

WET AND WILD

Our gor­geous land­scapes make Aotearoa a spec­tac­u­lar place to film, but our four sea­sons in one day can also make shoot­ing tricky. “We had a re­ally wet win­ter this time,” Erik tells us.s. “We were run­ning around, dodg­ing rain!”n!”

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