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Interview – 2010

Kevin Milne is one of New Zealand’s most popular TV presenters, thanks to a 26 year long run on Fair Go. In that time he won settlements worth millions of dollars. Before Fair Go, Milne reported or presented for Eyewitness NewsProduction Line and Then Again. He also presented Fair Go spin-off Kev Can Do. Milne left Fair Go at the end of 2010.

In this ScreenTalk interview, Milne talks about:

  • How saying no to a TV job in Invercargill somehow got him a better job in TV news
  • The excitement of working with veteran newsreaders Dougal Stevenson, Philip Sherry, and Bill Toft
  • Working on late night news show Eyewitness News
  • Having to be on his best behaviour interviewing former PM Rob Muldoon
  • Thinking that the consumer show Production Line was amateurish
  • Getting a reporting job on Fair Go without having to audition
  • Working for a year with his mentor Brian Edwards
  • Presenting Fair Go live in front of an often drunk audience
  • Getting millions of dollars in settlements for people
  • The ethos behind Fair Go spin-off Kev Can Do
  • Deciding it was time to leave Fair Go before he got too stuck in his ways
  • His hopes and fears for the future of the series
This video was first uploaded on 12 October 2010, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.
Interview, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside