RIP Jonah Lomu

Jonah Lomu
12 May, 1975 – 18 November, 2015

If you haven’t heard by now, Graham Brazier, the frontman of Kiwi band Hello Sailor​, passed away on Friday. He was only 63 years old.

One of the band’s biggest hits, Gutter Black, is not only an excellent New Zealand song from 1977, but it was also the theme song on TV3’s Outrageous Fortune.

In remembrance of Graham, please enjoy this performance of Gutter Black which was aired on Outrageous Fortune.

Really sad news about Graham Brazier, frontman of Hello Sailor, who passed away this morning. One of the group’s biggest hits ‘Gutter Black’ was the theme song on Outrageous Fortune.

Posted by TV3 on Thursday, 3 September 2015

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08/06/1933 – 04/09/2014

Breaking News reports coming in this morning, are reporting the death of the female comedienne Joan Rivers, aged 81.

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Caterina De Nave (O.N.Z.M)

23/02/1947 – 17/08/2014

Caterina De Nave, ONZM, was a major figure in the New Zealand television landscape. As producer on a range of dramas including the ambitious Erebus: The Aftermath, and the first woman to head a department at Television New Zealand, De Nave helped break the glass ceiling for women’s advancement within the industry. Aside from the high stress job of helping choose which Kiwi programmes got made, she was also a key player in the birth of New Zealand’s longest-running soap, Shortland Street.

Her producing credits include internationally successful science fiction series, The Boy From Andromeda; hit comedy The Topp Twins; and family dramas Steel Riders and Children of the Dog Star.

We will miss you Robin Williams.


RossBurdenOne of New Zealand’s celebrity chefs has passed away, aged 45.

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