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Derek Wooster

Director, Producer, Reporter [Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Maru, Te Atiawa]

Derek Wooster is a veteran producer, director, reporter and writer who made milestone mainstream and Māori programming — from Mastermind to Marae — throughout his 30-year career with Television New Zealand. As well as creating and producing the country's longest running Māori current affairs series, Wooster has worked on 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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Interview

Derek Wooster: Major player in mainstream and Māori broadcasting...

Interview, 2013

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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, Producer, Director - 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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Radio Wha Waho

1993, Producer, Director - 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 - 2008,1992 - 2009, Studio Director, Producer - Television

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Mastermind - 1990 Final

1990, Director, Producer - Television

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Corbans Fashion Collections

1990,1990, 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, Director, Producer - Music video

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Koha

1986, Director - Television

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Radio Times

1982,1980 - 1981,1980 - 1982, Producer, Production Assistant, Director - Television

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Mastermind

1988 - 1991,1982 - 1983, 1987 - 1991, Producer, Director - Television

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University Challenge

1984, Director - Television

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Benson & Hedges Fashion Design Awards

1987 - 1988, Director - Television