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Peter Hayden

Actor, Writer, Producer, Presenter

Peter Hayden’s long storytelling career spans fact, fiction, feather and fur. Hayden has worked extensively behind the scenes on a run of nature documentaries, made for company NHNZ. His acting career includes roles in classic goldmining drama Illustrious Energy and Maurice Gee series The Fire-Raiser. In 2017 Hayden was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to film and television.  

I'm curious, and that's what drives me as a naturalist, as an actor and as a human being. Peter Hayden in The NZ Herald, 5 May 2013

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Interview

Peter Hayden: Nature man...

Interview, 2010

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Hillary

2016, As: Captain Maro - Television

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The Brokenwood Mysteries

2016, As: Pete - Television

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Exhuming Adams

2005, Narrator - Television

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40 Years of Country Calendar

2005, Reporter - Television

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Ice Worlds - Life at the Edge

2002, Script Supervisor - Television

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Ghosts of Gondwana

2001, Writer - Television

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Country Calendar - Spoofs Special

1999, Reporter, Director - Musical Fence - Television

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Single on Ice

1999, Executive Producer, Narrator - Television

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The Lost Whales

1997, Script Supervisor - Television

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A Whale Out My Window

1996, Writer - Television

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Cover Story

1995 - 1996, Actor - Television

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Mount Cook - Footsteps to the Sky

1994, Narrator, Writer - Television

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Solid Water Liquid Rock

1993, Writer - Television

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Stanley - ASB Bank

1992, As: Presenter - Television

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Young Mountains

1992, Writer - Television

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Masters of Inner Space

1992, Narrator - Television

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Castles of the Underworld

1991, Narrator - Television

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Wildtrack - Mount Cook National Park

1991, Producer, Presenter - Television

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Bidibidi - First Episode

1990, Voices of paradise ducks et al - Television

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Mirrorworld

1990, Narrator - Television

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Moa's Ark : Building the Ark

1990, Producer, Director - Television

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Moa's Ark : Invaders of the Last Ark

1990, Producer, Director - Television

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Moa's Ark : Stamp of the Giants

1990, Producer, Director - Television

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Moa's Ark : To the Lifeboats

1990, Producer, Director - Television

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The Black Robin - A Chatham Island Story

1989, Narrator - Television

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Illustrious Energy

1988, As: Reverend Don - Film

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Journeys in National Parks

1987, Presenter, Presenter - Television

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Journeys in National Parks: Fiordland

1987, Writer, Presenter - Television

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Journeys in National Parks: Hauraki Gulf

1987, Presenter, Writer - Television

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Journeys in National Parks: Te Urewera

1987, Writer, Presenter - Television

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Journeys in National Parks: Tongariro te Maunga

1987, Writer, Presenter - Television

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Journeys in National Parks: Westland / Aoraki

1987, Presenter, Writer - Television

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The Fire-Raiser - Kitty Plays the Piano (Episode Three)

1986, As: Clippy Hedges - Television

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Arriving Tuesday

1986, As: Nick - Film

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Footrot Flats

1986, As: Irish Murphy, As: Cooch - Film

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The Fire-Raiser

1986, As: Clippy Hedges - Television

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Journeys Across Latitude 45 South (part four) - Atawhenua Shadowland

1985, Writer - Television

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Journeys Across Latitude 45 South (part one) - Changes

1985, Director, Presenter, Writer - Television

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Journeys Across Latitude 45 South (part three) - Old Gold New Gold

1985, Writer - Television

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Journeys Across Latitude 45 South (part two) - A Little Continental

1985, Writer, Presenter - Television

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Shaker Run

1985, As: Michael Connoly - Film

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The Garlick Thrust

1983, As: Driver - Television

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The Robin's Return

1982, Producer, Narrator - Television

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Kākāpō - Night Parrot

1982, Writer, Narrator - Television

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Wildtrack

1981 - 1991, Presenter - Television

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Wild South

1981 - 1997, Director, Producer, Narrator, Writer - Television

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Island of Strange Noises

1981, Writer, Narrator - Television

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Pictures

1981, As: Algy - Film

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Project Takahē

1981, Writer, Narrator - Television

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Seven Black Robins

1981, Writer, Narrator - Television

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Beyond Reasonable Doubt

1980, As: Graham - Film

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The Les Deverett Variety Hour - Episode

1978, As: Various roles - Television

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The Les Deverett Variety Hour

1978, As: Various roles - Television

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The Governor

1977, Actor - Television

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The Governor - The Lame Seagull (Episode Five)

1977, As: Captain Gordon - Television

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Telethon

1975 - 1993, Presenter - Television