With the launch this week of a new initiative to promote film making in the Bay of Plenty, we wondered what great movies would have been like... had they been made here.

A not-for-profit society was launched this week to showcase and grow the local film industry, with sights set on the potential of developing a film studio in Tauranga.

Bay film studio proposed by new film society

So what great silver screen moments could be made over Bay of Plenty style?


Here's our pick of the flicks so far:

10 Movies Remade in the Bay of Plenty

1. Katikati Bang Bang
2. Who Framed Roger Rangiuru
3. A Mount For All Seasons
4. The Hunchback of Ngati Awa
5. All Quiet on the Whakatane Front
6. The Murupara Falcon
7. From Here to Edgecombe
8. Dial M for Mauao
9. Where the Waitao Things Are

And wait for it...

10. Waihi Five-O