There are now some free-to-view scripts available on another site on the web.
The free scripts are the files from the former Christchurch NZ Script Library. I am well informed enough to know that the earlier scripts in this collection (anything from prior to 2001) were written up from observation of the dances as performed locally in NZ and obviously without direct recourse to an actual script – these are at best inaccurate and in many cases completely wrong (our scripts on the other hand are exactly as per the originals).
To give some examples of scripts that are completely wrong, have a look at the following:
Both of these examples involve relatively well known dances so make the point about the validity of these scripts more readily, but there are many other examples too numerous to mention. For anyone needing some help from video footage to better assess this situation, the following is a video for BAMBI BLUES as performed correctly. I couldn’t find a correct video version of SAUNTER ADELE but did manage to dig out several incorrect versions obviously performed by people who have used the free scripts (I won’t embarrass them putting up the links).
Apart from the inaccuracy, the collection is not comprehensive, with many significant scripts older than 2001 missing (particularly the rarer ones and unreleased dances).