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Kathryn Graham

Executive, Director [Ngāti Koroki Kahukura]

Spending 13 years in one job is a very long time these days, so imagine the pressure of commissioning TVNZ shows for all that time. Kathryn Graham did just that across a diverse portfolio of programmes. The former television director was TVNZ's first Commissioning Editor of Māori and Pacific content, and the first Kaikotuitui Rangapu (Programme Commissioner) at Māori Television. 

Directing is a really demanding job. In order to be really good at it, you have to devote a lot of creative energy and thought to it. I found that having three kids just made it difficult to be as good as I knew I could be. Kathryn Graham, on why she made the move from making TV shows to commissioning them

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Real Pasifik - Series Two, Episode One

2014, Network Commissioning Editor - Television

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Fresh - Jason Momoa and Wentworth (Series Three, Episode 16)

2013, Network Executive - Television

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Real Pasifik - First Episode

2013, Network Commissioning Editor - Television

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The Life and Times of Temuera Morrison - First Episode

2013, Network Executive - Television

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Fresh - Bloopers and Fob Outs (Series Two)

2012, Network Executive - Television

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I Am TV - Series Five, Final Episode

2012, Network Executive - Television

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Fresh

2011 - 2017, Network Commissioning Editor - Television

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Salat se Rotuma - Passage to Rotuma

2011, Network Executive - Television

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Fresh - First Episode

2011, Network Executive - Television

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I Am TV - Series Four, Episode Two

2011, Network Executive - Television

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Staines Down Drains - Fool's Gold

2011, Executive Producer - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 7 - Taonga TV

2010, Subject - Television

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Laughing Samoans at Large - First Episode

2010, Network Executive - Television

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One Land - First Episode

2009, Network Executive - Television

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Intrepid Journeys - Rwanda (Rhys Darby)

2009, Network Executive - Television

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Top Town - 2009 Final

2009, Network Executive - Television

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Intrepid Journeys - Yemen (Paul Holmes)

2008, Network Executive - Television

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I Am TV

2008 - 2012, Network Executive - Television

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I Am TV - Series One, Final Episode

2008, Network Executive - Television

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Intrepid Journeys - Morocco (Dave Dobbyn)

2005, Network Executive - Television

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Intrepid Journeys - Uganda (Roger Hall)

2005, Network Executive - Television

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Marae DIY

2004, Network Executive - Television

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Takatāpui - Episode Two

2004, Network Executive - Television

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Best of the Zoo - First Episode

2004, Network Executive - Television

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Intrepid Journeys - East Timor (Karyn Hay)

2004, Network Executive - Television

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Intrepid Journeys

2004 - , Network Executive - Television

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Aroha

2002, Production Coordinator - Television

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Backch@t

1998, Director - Television

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Mai Time

1996 - 1997, Director, Associate Producer - Television

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3:45 LIVE!

1989 - 1990, Research - Television

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Weekend

1987, Research - Television

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Kaleidoscope

1987, Research - Television

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Polyfest

1999, Director - Television