An almost complete version of Te Puke's first feature film The Z-Nail Gang was screened over the weekend.

A group of 14 people with no prior knowledge of the film gathered in Te Puna to watch it on Sunday afternoon.

Organisers said the post production was still on track for the film's planned release date, however said the date and event details would be announced soon.

The film received a lot of positive reviews including, "moving, inspirational, funny", "staunch kiwiana, fun and strong, very cool", "thought provoking", "a great home­?grown movie, with
current storyline and great humour as well".


Organisers said the highest scoring single component of the film was the idea and message.

"Our audience loved that it really celebrated Kiwi community."