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Craig Little


Craig Little was one of the first New Zealand television stars created by the successful regional news shows of the 1970s and 80s. In 1970, he took over the presenter’s role on Auckland’s This Day but resigned three years later, tired of the public attention. He also presented Top Town and New Faces, and worked in radio. Little ran his own PR company, and held positions in Auckland local government. He died in October 2023.

I think Craig made ordinary people warm to another apparently ordinary person. It was the uncomplicated, fresh-faced, good looking boy next door image and it seemed to be just what the public wanted. NZ Broadcasting Corporation News and Current Affairs Head Bruce Crossan in The Listener, 24 August 1974