Continuity presenter and reader for weekend news on TVNZ in late sixites and early seventies died peacefully on Monday 10 July in a rest home in Stoke, Nelson, her death notice said.
Originally from New Plymouth, Martin started working for the then NZBC in 1965 and was seen in colour in 1973, when Martin was the first person to appear on colour television in New Zealand. She wore a mauve dress for the occasion, one which she had made herself.
Martin was also the last person to appear on the NZBC before it was split into two channels in 1975. She was one of the first Maori broadcasters.
After retiring from broadcasting in 1978, Martin went back to working as a teacher, according to NZ On Screen.
New Zealand TV Weekly (1966-1969)
Published in Dunedin by the Otago Daily Times and Witness Newspapers Co, this weekly magazine ran from May 9, 1966 to Oct. 13, 1969. It was mix of articles, interviews and star profiles around TV shows of the day. Most of the material looks to be from the overseas studio media officers via the NZBC, but there were occasional reviews and opinion pieces from local writers and celebrities. As the Listener had the monopoly on full TV listings the best the Weekly can do is a recommended list of shows for each day.
Local content occasionally gets a mention on the cover but few shows seemed to have achieved a cover photo. Of most interest to the Kiwi TV fans is the weekly Channel Check feature which surveyed the goings on in the NZBC studios in the four main centres.
Correspondents for all the issues I've seen were John Spedding (Auckland), Hannah Templeton (Wellington), and Peter Greenslade (Christchurch). Alison Holst's recipe column featured alongside a weekly TV Knitting pattern, while Kevin Mills looked after the music scene. Issues from 1966 listed Maureen Broom as editor with Betty McKinnon as associate.
Mystery Drama mini series aired in NZ in 1987-1988??
Can anyone suggest that show this might have been? I can't think of any candidates...
I was hoping you may be able to help me solve a mystery from many years ago
Back in December 1987 I was travelling around New Zealand and I remember watching a miniseries and was upset at the time as I never saw the whole thing due to only being in NZ for 2 weeks.
Is there anywhere I can go to look for the details of this miniseries? Unfortunately I do not know what it was called but do remember some of the plot.
It was about an elderly tycoon who died with a large fortune. He had two daughters who thought they were going to inherit the fortune. However along came another daughter from another partnership and the two daughters were not impressed. They tried hard to scare her away and tried to kill her. The father had an island with a house and other houses. It was a drama and probably a little bit scary. I think one of the daughters had a mental health issue… I remember a skeleton in a house on the island which scared me (as a 17 year old)
I would love to know what it was called. It was a NZ miniseries and screened December 1987 / January 1988.
Any help appreciated.