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The New Zealand TV Awards (NZTVA) took place on 5 December, celebrating the industry’s achievements from the past year. DEGANZ was thrilled to see so many members’ mahi on productions being recognised in the finalist list, many of which went on to receive awards.

NZ On Air Best Drama

The Gone

Director: Peter Burger (Ep 3 and 6)

Best Comedy

Educators: Season 3, Episode 1

Director: Jesse Griffin

Co-Creator: Jackie van Beek

NZ On Air Best Documentary

No Māori Allowed 

Editor: Cushla Dillion

Co-Producer: Megan Jones

Best Original Reality Series

The Walkers: Season 2 Episode 3

Editor: Huhana Ruri-Panapa

Best Format Reality Series

The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes

Editors: Tibor Riddering and Steven Chow

NZ On Air Best Children’s Programme

Mystic (Season 3)

Director: Peter Burger (Ep 5-8)

 

The Gone, co-directed by Peter Burger (DEGANZ), took home the most awards of the evening, securing a total of five wins. Along with NZ On Air Best Drama, it won the Images & Sound Best Cinematography: Drama / Comedy Drama, the Images & Sound Best Original Score, the Best Costume Design, and the Best Makeup Design awards.

Additionally, both Inky Pinky Ponky and and Educators, directed by DEGANZ members Ramon Te Wake and Jesse Griffin respectively, received acting accolades. Sesilia Pusiaki of Inky Pinky Ponky won Best Supporting Actress, while Rick Donald of Educators earned himself the Best Supporting Actor Award.

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the evening!

The New Zealand Television Awards (NZTVA) announced the finalists for 2023, with over 20 DEGANZ members’ mahi receiving nominations.

Each year, the NZTVA recognise and honour the excellence, special skills, and unique talents of those working in television. This year, the awards will be held in Tāmaki Makaurau on 5 December.

Check out the DEGANZ finalists in the list below:

Screen Auckland Best Director: Drama / Comedy Drama

Jesse Griffin

Educators 

South Pacific Pictures / TVNZ+ and TVNZ 2

Best Editing: Documentary or Factual

Cushla Dillon

No Māori Allowed

Kindred Films / TVNZ 1 and TVNZ+

Emma Patterson

Kids Wired Differently

Ruckus / TVNZ 1 and TVNZ+

Best Editing: Drama / Comedy Drama

Jonno Woodford-Robinson

One Lane Bridge

Great Southern Television / TVNZ 1 and TVNZ+

NZ On Air Best Drama

The Brokenwood Mysteries

South Pacific Pictures / TVNZ 1 and TVNZ+

Directors: Katie Wolfe (Ep1), David de Lautour (Ep2), and Jacqueline Nairn (Ep5)

Editor: Kerrie Roggio (Ep1 and 5)

The Gone

Kingfisher Films / Keeper Pictures / Southern Light Films / TVNZ 1 and TVNZ+

Director: Peter Burger (Ep3 and 6)

Best Comedy

Homebound 3.0: Season 1 Episode 1

Kevin & Co / Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ / ThreeNow and Three

Starring: Michelle Ang (Incubator 2020)

Educators: Season 3 Episode 1

South Pacific Pictures / TVNZ+ and TVNZ 2

Director: Jesse Griffin

Co-Creator: Jackie van Beek

NZ On Air Best Documentary

No Māori Allowed 

Kindred Films / TVNZ 1 and TVNZ+

Editor: Cushla Dillion

Best Original Reality Series

The Walkers: Season 2 Episode 3

Hi Mama Productions / TVNZ 2 and TVNZ+

Editor: Huhana Ruri-Panapa

Best Format Reality Series

The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes

Great Southern Television / TVNZ 1 and TVNZ+

Editors: Tibor Riddering and Steven Chow

The Dog House NZ 

South Pacific Pictures / TVNZ 2 and TVNZ+

Assistant Editor: Megan Robinson

NZ On Air Best Children’s Programme

Mystic

Libertine Pictures & Slim Film + TV / TVNZ 2 and TVNZ+

Director: Peter Burger (Ep5-8)

NZ On Air Best Pasifika Programme

Inky Pinky Ponky: Season 1

Tikilounge Productions / The Coconet / Whakaata Māori

Co-director: Ramon Te Wake

Best Sports Programme

Scratched : Aotearoa’s Lost Sporting Legends

Hex Work Productions / The Spinoff

Field Director: Piata Gardiner-Hoskins

Best Entertainment Programme

Ka Pō, Ka Ao Rob Ruha with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Satellite / Whakaata Māori

Editor: Ben Chesters

 

It’s great to see so many familiar names on the list!

Aotearoa’s television industry gathered to celebrate the sector’s achievements at the 2022 New Zealand Television Awards last week, with DEGANZ members Annie Goldson and Vea Mafile’o walking away with awards.

Annie Goldson, alongside Prisca Bouchet and Julie Alp, took home the award for Best Editing: Documentary/Factual for their work on A Mild Touch of Cancer. The documentary follows writer and comedian David Downs as he sets out to help fellow Kiwis dealing with cancer. Annie was also the Director, Writer, and Producer.

The Panthers took home multiple awards including NZ On Air Best Drama and NZ On Air Best Pasifika Programme, with Vea Mafile’o listed as a recipient for both awards alongside Halaifonua Finau, Tom Hern, Chris Graham and Mario Faumui.

See the full list of winners here.

Congratulations to the four DEGANZ members nominated as finalists for The New Zealand Television Awards.

The Awards recognise excellence in television, and honours the special skills and unique talents of the companies and individuals who create, produce, and perform in television programmes in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Vea Mafile’o is nominated for Screen Auckland Best Director: Drama / Drama Comedy alongside Tom Hern for directing Episode 3 of The Panthers (Tavake Limited / TVNZ 1 & TVNZ+) , a drama series based on the Polynesian Panthers.

Whatanui Flavell is nominated for Best Director: Documentary / Factual for his three-part documentary Ake, Ake, Ake (Scottie Douglas Productions Ltd / Whakaata Māori), which recounts events surrounding the historic Ihumātao occupation.

DEGANZ board member Margot Francis is nominated for Best Editing: Drama / Comedy Drama for The Panthers (Tavake Limited / TVNZ 1 & TVNZ+).

Annie Goldson is nominated for Best Editing: Documentary / Factual alongside Prisca Bouchet and Julie Alp for A Mild Touch of Cancer (Occasional Productions / Prime), a documentary that follows writer and comedian David Downs as he sets out to help fellow Kiwis dealing with cancer (and for which Annie was also the Director, Writer, and Producer). The documentary is also nominated for New Zealand On Air Best Documentary.

The full list can be found on the NZ TV Awards website.

We are proud to see our members were among the winners of the 2021 New Zealand Television Awards. The annual event was held on March 1st and celebrated the diversity and success of Aotearoa’s television industry.

Congratulations to our members below!

Screen Auckland Best Director Drama

Max Currie (DEGANZ)
Rūrangi
Autonomouse (Neon & NZME)

Best Factual Series

Fight for the Wild
Peter Young (DEGANZ), Tracey Roe, Dave Hansford
Fisheye Films (RNZ)

NZ On Air Best Drama Series

Creamerie
Bronwynn Bakker, Roseanne Liang (DEGANZ), Perlina Lau, JJ Fong, Ally Xue, Tony Ayres
Kevin & Co + Flat 3 (TVNZ 2)

We would like to further point out that DEGANZ member Jochen Fitzherbet, was one of the editors who worked on Creamerie.

 

The Guild would also like to extend our congratulations to the winners of the other directing and editing categories:

Best Editing: Documentary/Factual

Simon Coldrick
Six Angry Women
Kindred Films (TVNZ 1)

Best Editing Drama

Allanah Bazzard
Black Hands
Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand (TVNZ 1)

Best Director: Multi Camera

Wayne Leonard
36th America’s Cup Match 7
America’s Cup Events (Am. Cup website/YouTube)

Best Director: Documentary/Factual

Natalie Malcon & Thomas Robins
Heaven and Hell – The Centrepoint Story
Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand (TVNZ 1)

 

The 2021 NZTV Awards presentation was postponed from November 2021 to March 2022 and shifted to an online virtual presentation due to COVID event restrictions.