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Irene Gardiner

Producer

Irene Gardiner is known for her work as a producer, TVNZ production unit head and commissioning editor. She has particular expertise in the area of popular factual programmes and documentaries. Gardiner also has a sideline career as a commentator on media issues on radio and television. She was NZ On Screen's Content Director from 2009 to 2016.

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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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, Executive Producer - 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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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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Pokarekare 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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Maggie's Garden Show - Ellerslie Flower Show Special

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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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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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 - 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