Here is a selection of some of the TV shows I have had the pleasure and the privilege of working on over the last few years.
Te Radar’s Chequered Past (TVNZ)
2017 Nominated: Best Factual Series, NZ TV Awards
“No stranger to the small screen, this time Radar has literally pushed the boat out in eight half-hour episodes celebrating our rich tapestry of eccentrics, adventurers, rascals and dreamers”
Jane Bowron. stuff.co.nz
Radar across the Pacific (TVNZ)
2015 (Series 2) Finalist – Best Presenter, General – Radar Across The Pacific–
2012 (Series 1) Winner NZ Television Award for Best Factual Series
Te Radar lives in the world’s biggest Polynesian city – Auckland. But he doesn’t know much about his Pacific neighbours. In TV ONE’s gorgeous local series, Radar Across the Pacific, he travels to the islands to find out more.
Best Bits (TVNZ)
Te Radar hosts Best Bits, a sharp new comedy series that takes cleverly selected television moments from the week and creates a weekly half hour of comedy havoc.
Off the Radar (TVNZ)
2009 Nominated for Best Presenter, Entertainment/Factual Qantas Film and Television Awards
In one of the top rating shows of the year, Te Radar ditches 21st Century consumer luxuries and the big city rat race to see if he can live sustainably for 10 months on a remote patch of land west of Auckland.
B and B (Maori Television)
Shot before a live audience, the show merged a chat show with sitcom elements. Te Radar and Hori Ahipene played a mixed race couple who interviewed two guests each episode, at their fictional bed and breakfast. In one episode Radar’s nerdy anthropologist character donned a suit of armour to marry Ahipene’s character.
Intrepid Journeys. (TVNZ)
Te Radar travels to Mali and the legendary Timbuktu, celebrating life and music at the ‘Festival au Desert’. He treks to a Dogon community and spends time with some locals before he cruises along the Niger river and try’s to escape the incessant dust. Te also makes a visit to lively Bamako, Mopti and the famous mud mosque at Djenne.
War Tourist (TVNZ)
Still resolute in his belief that could become a War Correspondent Te Radar once again convinces his friend Aaron (from Timor ODDyssey fame) to accompany him as a cameraman in an attempt to understand the Arab Isralei conflict.
This was also produced as a 4 part radio series for Radio New Zealand.
Te Radar wrote, and fronted this light-hearted journey through the history of some of New Zealand’s greatest natural resources – our famous food and beverages, our illustrious fibre and fleece, from precious metals under the ground to the seafood in our abundant waters.
Hidden In The Numbers (TVNZ)
In 2006 Te Radar fronted a three-part documentary Hidden in the Numbers, which examined the changing face of New Zealand.
Having always wanted to be a War Correspondent Te Radar sets off for East Tior. Despite nearly drowning in the Australian desert, battles with over-zealous law enforcement officers, and United Nation’s bureaucracy, to the surprise of many, including himself, he eventually arrives in East Timor where he was attacked by a horde of unruly children who proceeded to steal all of his marbles.
News Flash (TVNZ)
This show combined some of New Zealand’s most seasoned television comedians with some fresh stand-up comedy talent and centred on the antics of the television journalists working on a small news / magazine style television show.
Pulp Comedy (TVNZ)
The iconic TV stand up show was established to capitalise on the country’s burgeoning early 90s stand-up scene. Te Radar appeared in 6 series.
A Bit More After 10 (TVNZ)
In 1994 Te Radar entered this comedic TV Talent quest, and after scoring the highest of anyone in the first round, made it all the way to the final.