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Alison Parr

Journalist, Presenter

Alison Parr has documented key moments in New Zealand’s cultural and social history during an award-winning career as a journalist, oral historian and broadcaster. Her credits include iconic programmes of the 1980s and 90s like Close Up and Kaleidoscope. In 2003 she joined the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, where she has spent more than a decade as an Oral Historian, recording the memories of war veterans.

I was extremely fortunate to have worked in the golden years of long form current affairs and arts programmes, because we gave real value to our viewers. Alison Parr

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Great War Stories 3 - Alexander Aitken

2016, Subject - Television

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The Write Stuff

1997, Presenter, Interviewer - Television

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The Write Stuff - Emily Perkins and Bill Manhire

1997, Presenter, Associate Producer - Television

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The Write Stuff - Sonja Davies

1997, Presenter, Associate Producer - Television

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An Immigrant Nation - From Sri Lanka with Sorrow

1996, Narrator - Television

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For Art's Sake - Mary Jane O'Reilly

1996, Presenter, Interviewer - Television

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For Art's Sake - Michael Parmenter

1996, Presenter, Interviewer - Television

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For Art's Sake - Waiora

1996, Presenter, Interviewer - Television

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For Art's Sake

1996, Presenter, Interviewer - Television

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For Art's Sake - A Century of Cinema

1996, Presenter - Television

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For Art's Sake - Dick Frizzell

1996, Interviewer, Presenter - Television

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For Art's Sake - Grahame Sydney

1996, Presenter - Television

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For Art's Sake - In the Eye of the Beholder: Douglas Wright

1996, Presenter, Interviewer - Television

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Kaleidoscope - NZ Cinema, the Past Decade

1987, Reporter - Television

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Kaleidoscope - Toss Woollaston

1987, Director, Reporter - Television

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Kaleidoscope - Young Composers

1987, Reporter - Television

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Kaleidoscope - Ngati

1987, Reporter - Television

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Pioneer Women

1983 - 1990, Narrator - Television

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Close Up

1980 - 1985, Reporter, Writer - Television

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Good Day - Sir Edmund Hillary

1979, Reporter - Television

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Good Day

1979, Presenter, Reporter - Television

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Fair Go

1978, Reporter - Television

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Kaleidoscope

1976 - 1989, Presenter, Reporter, Co-Director - Television