Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Tv One Appoints Head Of Factual Programmes

TV ONE has today announced the appointment of Irene Gardiner as its new Head of Factual Programmes.

The channel also announced that it is seeking applications for a similar commissioning role for Drama, Comedy and Entertainment.

The appointment of Irene Gardiner follows the decision by TVNZ in June to split the previous role of a single commissioning editor for both TV ONE and TV2.

Currently Irene Gardiner is TVNZ's Head of Network Productions, responsible for the internal production of some of the most popular information programmes on New Zealand television, including Maggie's Garden Show, Country Calendar, Good Morning, Taste New Zealand, Havoc and Newsboy's Sellout Tour, and various high-rating documentaries and one-off specials such as ONE Turns 40.

As TV ONE's new Head of Factual Programmes, Irene will now also be responsible for overseeing all documentary and information programmes on the channel, whether produced internally by TVNZ or externally by independent producers.

In announcing Irene's appointment, TVNZ Head of Content, Andrew Shaw, says her track record in bringing quality local productions to air is impressive.

"At any given time, Irene and her team will have between six to 12 shows on-air, plus another 20 or so in pre-production or development. In addition, Irene's background as a journalist is important for the documentary responsibilities she will inherit."

Irene Gardiner worked as a print journalist (The Dominion, Wellington) from 1979 to the mid-80s before joining TVNZ, based at Avalon. She trained as a television director and producer on music shows, children's programmes, magazine shows, and news. She worked for both TVNZ and independent production companies before developing TVNZ's Lifestyle and Magazine Unit.

TV ONE is now calling for applications for the other role of Head of Drama, Comedy and Entertainment.

General Manager of TV ONE, Shaun Brown says, "when considering the new structure it became apparent that the scale and range of local programmes TV ONE intends to produce in future years requires more than one commissioning editor. By splitting the roles between Factual and Drama/Entertainment, we can be confident of bringing the necessary focus to bear on the creative process."

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 


FIRST Union: Do Shareholders Realise Marsden Point Conversion Could Cost More Than Half A Billion Dollars?

FIRST Union, the union representing workers at Refining NZ, are querying whether shareholders voting on Friday on whether to convert the Marsden Point refinery to an import-only terminal realise the conversion could cost $650-700 million dollars... More>>



Civil Contractors: Massive Rebound In Civil Construction Business Confidence

New Zealand’s civil construction industry is riding a massive rebound in post-pandemic business confidence – but this may be undermined by skills shortages, which continue to be the industry’s number one challenge... More>>



Energy: Feeling Our Way Towards Hydrogen - Tina Schirr

Right now hydrogen is getting a lot of attention. Many countries are focusing on producing hydrogen for fuel, or procuring it, or planning for its future use... More>>





ASB: New Support Finder Tool Helps Connect Customers With Thousands In Government Support

ASB research alongside benefit numbers from the Ministry of Social Development shows an increased number of Kiwis are struggling financially, and many may not be aware they’re eligible for government support... More>>


Housing: New Home Consents Continue To Break Records

A record 44,299 new homes were consented in the year ended June 2021, Stats NZ said today. “The annual number of new homes consented rose again in the June 2021 year, the fourth consecutive month of rises,” construction statistics manager Michael Heslop said... More>>


Real Estate: June Home Transfers Remain High
There were 44,517 home transfers in the June 2021 quarter, the highest June quarter figure since 2016, Stats NZ said today. The number of home transfers was very similar to the March 2021 quarter and was up 18,252 from the June 2020 quarter... More>>