Back in the old days there were two TVNZ Channels 1 and 2. The Good Night Kiwi animation ran on each to signal the end of the day's transmission. It was much loved in my family and those across NZ - we often got the magazines that the Kiwi starred in. No idea what they were called...
The animation is the Kiwi and a cat turn out the lights of the TVNZ studio, put out an empty milk bottle, climb a flight of stairs and take a lift to the top of a satellite tower before settling into bed in the satellite dish screened from 1980 to October 1994.
We generally don't put out milk money these days!
Wikipedia says that the music that starts when Kiwi plays an audiobook cassette is an instrumental arrangement of the traditional Māori lullaby, Hine e Hine, or was sometimes God Save the Queen.
Stuff reports that three new cat and kiwi sequences have been made to promote the Christmas Season.
The first, to screen from tomorrow, has the pair decorating a Christmas tree; in the second, to screen between Christmas and New Year, the Christmas tree is dismantled; and the third, for the rest of summer, has the Kiwi reclining on a lilo in a pool disturbed by the cat.