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Irene Gardiner

Producer, Executive

Irene Gardiner is known for her work as a producer and commissioning editor, and her time as head of the TVNZ production unit. She has extensive experience in popular factual programmes and documentaries. Gardiner was NZ On Screen's Content Director from 2009 to 2016, and is also a media commentator. She is the president of Kiwi screen organisation SPADA, and a member of the Radio New Zealand board.

The most difficult thing about being a commissioning editor in New Zealand is that there are so many great programme ideas, and only the money to make a very small percentage of them. Irene Gardiner

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Interview

Irene Gardiner: On producing and commissioning television...

Interview, 2017

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Interview

RNZ Interview: Close to Home - Irene Gardiner

Interview, 2022

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Interview

RNZ Interview: C'mon - Kevan Moore & Irene Gardiner

Interview, 2022

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Anthems: New Zealand's Iconic Hits

2019, Series Development - Television

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Anthems: New Zealand's Iconic Hits (excerpts)

2019, Series Development - Television

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The Dragon Story

2015, Executive Producer - Television

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NZ Story - Helena McAlpine, Living Every Moment

2013, Story Consultant - Television

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NZ Story - Meng Foon

2013, Story Consultant - Television

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

2010, Executive Producer, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 2 - The Whole World's Watching

2010, Executive Producer - Television

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

2010, Executive Producer - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 4 - Winners and Losers

2010, Executive Producer - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 5 - Telling Stories

2010, Executive Producer - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 6 - A Sense of Identity

2010, Executive Producer - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 7 - Taonga TV

2010, Executive Producer - Television

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United Travel Getaway - Clarke Gayford and Hayley Holt in Lake Wakitipu

2008, Executive Producer - Television

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Mana Wahine

2006, Writer, Executive Producer - Television

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Gang Girl - Tarnz' Story

2005, Executive Producer - Television

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Nesian Mystik - For the People

2005, Writer, Executive Producer - Television

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New Zild - The Story of New Zealand English

2005, Executive Producer - Television

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Colonial House - First Episode

2003, Network Executive - Television

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Out of the Shadows

2003, Executive Producer - Television

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Face Value

2003, Network Executive - Television

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Give It A Whirl

2003 - 2006, Network Executive - Television

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Give It A Whirl 1 - Causing a Commotion (First Episode)

2003, Network Executive - Television

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Give It A Whirl 2 - The Swinging Sixties (Episode Two)

2003, Network Executive - Television

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Give It A Whirl 3 - The Summer of Love (Episode Three)

2003, Network Executive - Television

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Give It A Whirl 4 - Anarchy in the Air (Episode Four)

2003, Network Executive - Television

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Give It A Whirl 5 - Finding Our Own Voice (Episode Five)

2003, Network Executive - Television

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Give It A Whirl 6 - Land of Plenty (Episode Six)

2003, Network Executive - Television

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So You Think You're Funny?

2002, Network Executive - Television

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The Last Laugh

2002, Network Executive - Television

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A Flying Visit - First Episode

2002, Network Executive - Television

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Angela D'Audney - A Tribute

2002, Network Executive - Television

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Coffee, Tea or Me?

2002, Network Executive - Television

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Park Rangers - First Episode

2002, Network Executive - Television

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Pōkarekare Ana - A Māori Love Song

2002, Network Executive - Television

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So You Think You're Funny? - First Episode

2002, Network Executive - Television

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The Sir Howard Morrison Story

2002, Executive Producer - Television

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The Truth about Tangiwai

2002, Network Executive - Television

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Yellow for Hermaphrodite - Mani's Story

2002, Network Executive - Television

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The Big Art Trip - Series One, Episode 13

2001, Network Executive - Television

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The Big Art Trip - Series One, Episode Seven

2001, Network Executive - Television

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The Big Art Trip - Series One, Episode Three

2001, Network Executive - Television

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The Big Art Trip - Series One, Episode Two

2001, Network Executive - Television

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Tutus & Town Halls

2001, Network Executive - Television

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Joe Bennett's Guide to the Corridors of Power

2001, Network Executive - Television

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Captain's Log

2001, Network Executive - Television

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1951

2001, Network Executive - Television

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Children of Gallipoli

2001, Executive Producer - Television

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Living Without - Kevin Black

2001, Network Executive - Television

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Pioneer House - Episode Two

2001, Network Executive - Television

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Titless Wonders

2001, Network Executive - Television

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Maggie's Garden Show - Ellerslie Flower Show Special

2000, Network Executive - Television

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Op' Stars - Mobil Song Quest 2000

2000, Network Executive - Television

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This is Your Life - Peter Snell

2000, Network Executive - Television

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Mucking In - First Episode

2000, Executive Producer, Creator - Television

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Mucking In

2000 - 2009, Creator - Television

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Havoc and Newsboy’s Sell-Out Tour 2 - Suck Out the Venom

2000, Executive Producer - Television

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Il Magiorre - My Father's War in Italy

2000, Executive Producer - Television

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Jim's Car Show - First Episode

2000, Executive Producer - Television

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Country Calendar - Spoofs Special

1999, Executive Producer - Television

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Havoc and Newsboy's Sell-Out Tour - Gay Man's Rock

1999, Network Executive - Television

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Havoc at the Big Day Out

1999, Executive Producer - Television

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Legends of the All Blacks - The Legend Begins: The Battle with Britain

1999, Executive Producer - Television

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Dave Dobbyn - Overnight Success

1999, Executive Producer - Television

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Havoc 2000 Deluxe - Episode 18

1999, Network Executive - Television

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Havoc and Newsboy's Sell-Out Tour - I Spy

1999, Network Executive - Television

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Jo Seagar's Easy Peasy Easter

1999, Executive Producer - Television

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Jo Seagar's Easy Peasy Xmas - First Episode

1998, Executive Producer - Television

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Real Food for Real People with Jo Seagar - First Episode

1998, Executive Producer - Television

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Havoc

1999-2002, Executive Producer - Television

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Mountain Dew on the Edge - Series Three, Episode Four

1997, Executive Producer - Television

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The Two of Us

1997, Executive Producer - Television

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A Summer Place

1995, Executive Producer - Television

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Open Home - Series Four, Episode 13

1995, Producer - Television

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Newsnight - Series One, Episode 171

1994, Producer - Television

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Newsnight - Series One, Episode 172

1994, Producer - Television

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Newsnight

1994 - 1995, Producer - Television

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Newsnight - Rastus the Cat

1994, Producer - Television

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The Edge

1993 - 1994, Producer - Television

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The Edge - Holly Hunter interview

1993, Producer - Television

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The Edge - Jane Campion interview

1993, Producer - Television

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Maggie's Garden Show

1992 - 2003, Executive Producer - Television

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Open Home

1992 - 1995, Executive Producer - Television

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3:45 LIVE! - Interview Compilation

1990, Producer - Television

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3:45 LIVE!

1989 - 1990, Producer - Television

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CV - Robert Rakete interviews BB King

1989, Director - Television

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CV - The Ramones

1989, Director, Interviewer - Television

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Radio with Pictures - Women Songwriters

1988, Director - Television

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Radio with Pictures - Joni Mitchell

1988, Director - Television

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Radio with Pictures - Mick Jagger

1988, Director, Interviewer - Television

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Radio with Pictures - Neon Picnic

1988, Director - Television

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Radio with Pictures - The Pogues

1988, Director - Television

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Radio with Pictures - Student Radio

1987, Director - Television

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True Colours

1986, Director - Television

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True Colours - First Episode

1986, Production - Television

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Radio with Pictures

1986 - 1988, Director - Television

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Ready to Roll

1986 - 1990, Director - Television