Shows that are still around today (First 25 years of NZ TV)

I have recently been given a book, on the first 25 years of Television in New Zealand.
One of the things i have noticed, is how many shows that were around then, that exist today.

-In 1966, Country Calendar started, fronted by Fred Barnes. It wins its first proper award at the Feltex Television Awards, in 1977. It wins best speciality. It also goes on to win Best Information in 1980,1981,1982 and 1983.
-1977, Fair Go starts, and wins an award in 1978 and 1979 at the Feltex Television Awards. It wins Best Information Show.
-1981 – What Now? begins life on TV2.
-1981, Close Up wins Best Current Affairs. However, I cannot find what year it started. It also wins Best News & Current Affairs in 1982 and 1983. In 1984, it wins Best Factual Series.
-1982 is the year of Good Morning.

As I read the book, I’ll blog more about the first 25 years 🙂

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Kyle Wadsworth

Kyle Wadsworth is a trained multimedia journalist with a passion for film and television - notably Westside and Outrageous Fortune! Also known as TuiKiwi (the name of which has also featured on Outrageous Fortune as a guest-starring beer brand).
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  • toggerlogger

    Thats weird.

    Close Up came about due to Holmes leaving TVNZ
    Holmes started in 1981 with *that* interview

    Good Morning started in 1992.

    The longest serving presenter on NZ Television is still Paul Holmes, although Kevin Milne is giving him a close run for his money.

    What now has been through no less than 10 changes of presenters – most of them sucky after Si and Cath, apart from Anthony.

    The first NZ comedy was Fred Dagg, and the first game show was “it’s in the bag”
    The last game show done in NZ, that was done from an international version was “Wheel of Fortune”

    Thats just in the head of a mid-20 year old… no book required

  • campgrrls

    Maybe they just reverted back to the old Close Up name after Holmes left. They didn’t really show any imagination or innovation in putting together the whole Wood-Sainsbury Close Up thing.

  • toggerlogger

    Nah, Holmes was always called Holmes.

  • darkpool

    Yep, Close up was a whole different current affairs thing back in the ’80s. Proper, in-depth stuff dealing with real issues. And only once a week. Nothing at all like Holmes, then.

  • Anonymous
  • Tui

    Thanks for the cool vid 🙂

  • Tui

    Maybe you should read more, Toggerlogger.

  • toggerlogger

    I think I read too much Tui… All these random, useless facts floating in my head.

    At least they’re good on Quiz Nights down at the pub!