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Derek Wooster

Director, Producer [Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Maru, Te Āti Awa]

Derek Wooster was a veteran producer and director who made milestone mainstream and Māori programming — from Mastermind to Marae — over a 30 year career in television. As well as creating and producing Marae, the country's longest-running Māori current affairs show, he worked on a number of significant national broadcasts, including the tangihanga of Dame Whina Cooper and the Māori Queen.

I am privileged that so many trusted me enough to tell me their stories, sing me their songs, perform their dances — so that others could share their views and talents. Derek Wooster

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In Memoriam 2022

2022, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 3 - Let Us Entertain You

2010, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 7 - Taonga TV

2010, Subject - Television

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Marae - 2008 Māori Election Special

2008, Director, Producer - Television

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Mai Time - Final Episode

2007, Executive Producer - Television

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Mai Time - Series 12, Episode 18

2007, Executive Producer - Television

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Tangi for Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu

2006, Director, Producer - Television

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Mai Time - Body Art Special (excerpts)

2006, Executive Producer - Television

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Mai Time - Hirini Melbourne interview (excerpt)

1997, Executive Producer - Television

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Radio Wha Waho

1993, Director, Producer - Television

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Radio Wha Waho - First Episode

1993, Director, Producer - Television

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Marae - John O'Shea on Tangata Whenua

1993, Producer - Television

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Marae - The Piano Story

1993, Producer - Television

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Marae

1992 - 2009, Studio Director, Director, Producer - Television

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Mastermind - 1990 Final

1990, Director, Producer - Television

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Corbans Fashion Collections

1990, Director, Producer - Television

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Sweet Soul Music - First Episode

1986, Director, Producer - Television

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Prince Tui Teka - 1983 Variety Show

1983, Director, Producer - Television

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E Ipo

1983, Producer, Director - Music video

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Hui Pacific

1983 - 1984, Director - Television

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Koha

1986, Director - Television

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Radio Times

1980 - 1982, Producer, Production Assistant, Director - Television

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Mastermind

1982 - 1983, 1987 - 1991, Producer, Director - Television

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University Challenge

1984, Director - Television

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479

1974, As: Dr Giles - Television

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Benson & Hedges Fashion Design Awards/ NZ Smokefree Fashion Awards

1987 - 1988, Director - Television