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Michael Noonan

Writer

Michael Noonan was a legend in New Zealand scriptwriting, and not just because he was amongst the first to prove you could actually make a living at it. A key force in the creation of landmark New Zealand shows The Governor and Close to Home, Noonan often explored Kiwi history, power and social injustice in his writing. He died on 11 June 2023.

We shouldn’t allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by foreign rubbish. Michael Noonan

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Interview

Michael Noonan: Pioneering scriptwriter...

Interview, 2009

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In Memoriam 2023

2023, Subject - Web

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 5 - Telling Stories

2010, Subject - Television

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Good Hands - Lima Lelei

2003, Script Consultant - Television

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Homeward Bound - First Episode

1992, Writer - Television

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Shortland Street

1996, Writer - Television

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Homeward Bound

1992, Writer - Television

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Roche

1985, As: Carl Prosser - Television

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Inside Straight

1984, As: Charlie - Television

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Close to Home - Final Episode

1983, Writer - Television

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The Garlick Thrust

1983, As: Bert - Television

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Loose Enz - Eros and Psyche

1982, Writer - Television

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Loose Enz - Graham's Mum and the Goulden Tour

1982, Writer - Television

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Hold Up

1981, Writer - Short Film

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Lookout

1982, Writer, Presenter - Television

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Mortimer's Patch

1984, Writer - Television

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The Governor

1977, Story - Television

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The Governor 4 - He Iwi Ko Tahi Tatou / Now We Are One People (Episode Four)

1977, Story, As: Alfred Domett - Television

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The Governor 5 - The Lame Seagull (Episode Five)

1977, Story - Television

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The Governor 1 - The Reverend Traitor (First Episode)

1977, Story - Television

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The Governor 2 - No Way to Treat A Lady (Episode Two)

1977, Story, As: Alfred Domett - Television

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The Governor 3 - The Mutinous Lieutenant (Episode Three)

1977, Story, As: Alfred Domett - Television

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The Governor 6 - To the Death (Episode Six)

1977, Story - Television

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Three New Zealanders: Ngaio Marsh

1977, Interviewer - Television

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Close to Home - First Episode

1975, Writer - Television

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On the Day

1975, Writer - Television

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Three New Zealanders

1975, Interviewer - Television

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Close to Home

1975 - 1983, Writer, Creator - Television

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Three New Zealanders: Janet Frame

1975, Interviewer - Television

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The Games Affair

1974, Writer - Television

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The Games Affair - The Porcelain Runner (Episode Two)

1974, Writer - Television

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The Longest Winter - Early Days (Episode One)

1974, Writer, Actor - Television

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The Games Affair - A Question of Possibility (Episode One)

1974, Writer - Television

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The Longest Winter

1974, Writer - Television

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Richard John Seddon - Premier

1973, Writer - Television

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Section 7 - All the Nice Girls (Episode Two)

1972, Writer, Story Editor - Television

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An Awful Silence

1972, Script Editor - Television

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Section 7

1972, Writer, Story Editor - Television

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Pukemanu

1971 - 1972, Writer, Script Editor - Television

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Pukemanu - Pukemanu Welcomes You (first episode)

1971, Script Editor - Television

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On Camera

1970 -1973, Reporter - Television