In Praise of Hard Work

Radio New Zealand has received a Gold Medal at the recent New York Festival Radio Awards for its documentary on the life of Mount Everest conqueror, Sir Edmund Hillary. The medal went to ‘It’s One Thing To Climb A Mountain’, by veteran producer, Jack Perkins. The annual awards recognise the world’s best radio broadcasting with international experts assessing work from hundreds of individuals and networks in more than 30 countries. The Gold Medal follows success for Perkins at the recent New Zealand Radio Awards, where he won Best Documentary for his work on Hillary and received a Special Recognition for Services to Broadcasting award, in acknowledgment of his work in radio over more than 50 years. Perkins is a senior producer for Radio New Zealand National and runs the Spectrum radio documentary unit. Jack Perkins


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Jane Campion’s The Piano No 1 on BBC Poll

Jane Campion’s The Piano No 1 on BBC Poll

New Zealand filmmaker Jane Campion’s stunning 1993 classic, The Piano has topped BBC Culture’s poll of 368 critics in 84 countries. The broadcaster’s Hannah Woodhead reveals why it’s a worthy winner. “In 1993,…