Jackson's Wharf

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Jackson's Wharf
Created by
  • Stephen Whittaker
  • Patrick Toomey
  • Nicola Kawana
  • Denise O'Connell
  • Sydney Jackson
  • Paul McLaughlin
  • Rema Smith
  • Brett Montgomery
  • Nicole Whippy
  • Robbie Magasiva
  • Clint Eruera
  • Daniel Meade
  • Elisa Ashenden
  • Morgan Fairhead
  • Nicko Vella
  • Dominique Crawford
  • Rachel E. Wallis
  • Peter Hammill
  • Sara Wiseman
  • Emmeline Hawthorne
ComposerGraham Bollard
Country of originNew Zealand
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes72
Executive producers
  • Tony Holden
  • Sandra Clark
CinematographyPeter Janes
  • Cameron Crawford
  • Eric de Beus
Production company South Pacific Pictures
DistributorChrysalis Distribution
Original network TV2
Original release22 June 1999 (1999-06-22) 
16 February 2001 (2001-02-16)

Jackson's Wharf (1999–2000) was a New Zealand television series created by Gavin Strawhan and Rachel Lang. Set in a fictional coastal town, the series told the story of a sibling rivalry between brothers Frank, the town policeman, and Ben Jackson, a big-town lawyer. After inheriting the local pub from his recently deceased father, Ben returns to the small town with his family, with his arrival bringing its fair sheer of drama and conflict to the small township.

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