Road to the Nats - Netflix

A factual reality series following two diametrically different Kapa Haka teams, Kings College and Te Kura Maori o Hoani Waititi and the day of their lives as they put everything on the line for the Mana of taking home the Duncan & McIntyre Trophy at the 2016 Secondary Schools National Te Matatini.

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2016-06-09

Road to the Nats - Fly Me to the Moon - Netflix

“Fly Me to the Moon”, originally titled “In Other Words”, is a song written in 1954 by Bart Howard. Kaye Ballard made the first recording of the song the year it was written. Since then, it has become a frequently recorded jazz standard often featured in popular culture; Frank Sinatra's 1964 version was closely associated with the Apollo missions to the Moon, and the Japanese animated series Neon Genesis Evangelion played the song at the end of each episode. In 1999, the US-based Songwriters Hall of Fame recognized the importance of “Fly Me to the Moon” by inducting it as a “Towering Song” which is an award "...presented each year to the creators of an individual song that has influenced our culture in a unique way over many years.”

Road to the Nats - Early recordings - Netflix

Kaye Ballard made the first commercial recording of “In Other Words”. It was released by Decca in April 1954. A brief review published on 8 May 1954 in Billboard said that “In Other Words” was “A love song sung with feeling by Miss Ballard.” This recording was released as the flipside of “Lazy Afternoon” which Kaye Ballard was currently performing as star of the stage show The Golden Apple. Over the next few years, jazz and cabaret singers released cover versions of “In Other Words” on EP or LP record albums, including Chris Connor, Johnny Mathis, Portia Nelson and Nancy Wilson. Eydie Gormé featured the song on her 1958 album Eydie In Love, which reached #20 in the Cashbox Album Charts and was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Road to the Nats - References - Netflix