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In 2023 they created the music for Katherine McRae's feature documentary Pacific Mother. With stories from across the Pacific they collaborated with a range of musicians: Jeff Peterson (Hawai'i), Gerhen Oshima (Okinawa Japan), Michel Poroi (Tahiti), Maurice Newport, Jim Perkins, Mark Short and Kutia Tuteru (Cook Islands) and Ariana Tikao (Aotearoa NZ). In 2022 Plan 9 created the score for documentary Geoff Dixon: Portraits Of Us which premiered at the NZIFF in August and is composed for series 3 of Our Big Blue Backyard.


Also in 2023 they scored Dark City - The Cleaner a 6 part drama/dark comedy series based on a novel by Christchurch writer Paul Cleave. It premiered in March this year and was funded by NZ On Air, Lionsgate and Sky and will premiere in February 2024.

It was late in 2018 Plan 9 created the original score for Peter Jackson's documentary They Shall Not Grow Old. In 2019 they were working on a soundtrack using binaural recording for an immersive theatre experience, which was put on hold due to Covid. Plus they did a short film Topping Out for Kerry Fox and some Hobbitty music with David Long for The Green Dragon - Hobbiton in Matamata.

In early 2020 Plan 9 composed the score for the film The Tender Trap which premiered in March 2021, as well music for slow TV
12 hour show Go Further South, (Easter 2020) and then the feature film Poppy was released in May 2021.


Their theme for Radio NZ Morning Report played from 2014 to 2022.


A side project sees them creating sample libraries and virtual instruments for Kontakt under the brand MODWHEEL.  You can find out more here.

Plan 9 is published by Concord Music Publishing ANZ.

Contact David Nash at


3 people in a room with drumkit
double bass, harmonium, fiddle, Plan 9, The Bewilderness
recording studio photo

Upstairs at 30 Arthur Street back in the early 2000s. It was a rehearsal room for numerous Wellington bands and became the first studio space for Plan 9 in 1996.

The building was the first Boys' Institute in the city and had a disused swimming pool under the floor downstairs.

The Bewilderness June 2021

Photograph by Grant Maiden

A short film by David Donaldson about leaving 30 Arthur Street and the Karo Drive - Traffic Bypass development.

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