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Gary McCormick: Radio host, presenter and poet...

Interview – 2010

Poetry, satire and music were the mainstays of Gary McCormick’s life before he took his unique world view to television. His on-screen career began with 1987 documentary Raglan by the Sea. McCormick's best-known TV series was Heartland, which ran for four years. McCormick teamed up with fellow poet Sam Hunt for 1995 documentary The Roaring Forties Tour, and returned to his home town of Porirua to host 1998 documentary The Bay Boys.

In this ScreenTalk, McCormick talks about:

This video was first uploaded on 1 April 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
We did get to go to some great places ... that were amazing and because we were filming, we got to go to places by helicopter ... or by horseback that a lot of people would never get the chance to see. So if you like, it was a crash course in the best aspects of small town or rural New Zealand.
– Gary McCormick reflects on travelling around New Zealand with Heartland