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John Shrapnell

Journalist, Producer

English-born John Shrapnell began working in New Zealand television in the 1960s. His career as a journalist, reporter, director, editor, producer and actor spanned nearly half a century. Shrapnell died in Wellington on 2 September 2020, aged 85.

Television today seems to have forgotten what we learnt at the outset: the parish pump works. People like watching and hearing about what's happening in their community. John Shrapnell