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Hamish Keith

Writer, Presenter

Hamish Keith’s long career as an arts writer and administrator also includes important contributions to New Zealand television. Credited with the first TV documentary on New Zealand art, 1962's Waterfall to Waterfall, he went on to arts shows Profiles (1982) and Qantas award-winner The Big Picture (2007). As a writer on iconic drama series Pukemanu, he demonstrated his belief that New Zealanders must see themselves on-screen.

...it was not a series about art at all, but a series about us. I was given the marvellous gift of climbing that metaphorical range of hills and looking back across my life and beyond, and reporting on the culture to which I belonged. And those hills were sunny, for apart from a dark gully or two nothing I saw made me think that this was a country for pessimists. It gave me the enduring image of our culture as a marvellously braided river. Hamish Keith on arts show The Big Picture, in his 2008 book Native Wit, page 361

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 1 - From One Channel to One Hundred

2010, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 5 - Telling Stories

2010, Subject - Television

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The Good Word

2010, Subject - Television

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Media7/ Media3/ Media Take

2007, Subject - Television

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The Big Picture - Episode Five

2007, Writer, Presenter - Television

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Close Up

2010, Subject - Television

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For Love or Money

1995, Subject - Television

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The Shadow Trader (Part Two)

1989, As: Auctioneer - Television

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Holmes

1989, 2003, Subject - Television

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25 Years of Television - Part One

1985, Subject - Television

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Profiles - Richard Killeen

1983, Technical Advisor - Television

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Profiles - Greer Twiss

1983, Technical Advisor - Television

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Profiles - Jeffrey Harris

1983, Technical Advisor - Television

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Profiles - Neil Dawson

1983, Technical Advisor - Television

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The City And The Suburb (part one)

1983, Presenter, Writer - Television

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The City And The Suburb (part two)

1983, Writer, Presenter - Television

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Profiles - Philip Clairmont

1981, Interviewer, Reporter - Television

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Profiles - Tony Fomison

1981, Reporter, Interviewer - Television

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Fourth Estate

1988, Presenter - Television

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Top Half

1983, Subject - Television

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Kaleidoscope

1981, Reporter - Television

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Close to Home

1975 - 1983, Writer - Television

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Section 7 - All the Nice Girls (Episode Two)

1972, Writer - Television

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Review / Arts Review

1973 - 1974, Reporter, Director - Television

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Section 7

1972, Writer - Television

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Pukemanu

1971 - 1972, Writer - Television

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Auckland City Centenary – Last, Loneliest, Loveliest

1971, Reporter - Television

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The South Tonight (Dunedin)

1978, Subject - Television

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Gallery

1972, Reporter - Television

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On Camera

1970, Reporter - Television