Life for George Turner and family in their new home of Weid takes some head-spinning turns in this double-length second series. After relocating from the whirlwind of Sydney, newspaper columnist George Turner (Erik Thomson) is slowly learning what it means to be a local in the quirky New Zealand town of his youth. George wanted his kids, Shay (Melina Vidler) and Arlo (Benson Jack Anthony), to have a fresh start after the death of his wife, but all did not go according to plan. Now he must reunite his family by bringing Shay home from her self-appointed exile in Australia. And if George is to become a fully functioning town resident, he must actually start anew - including finding a job with steady income and reigniting his love life. But a long lost relative, who hasn't stayed lost long enough, and some surprising news from George's old boss Jan (Bridie Carter) means that the road ahead is far from smooth in life and love and 800 Words.