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Phil Wallington

Director, Journalist, Executive Producer

Veteran Australian-born producer Phil Wallington had 50 plus years of screen credits. A 1989 shift to New Zealand, following 23 years at Australia’s ABC news, saw him take on a run of executive producer roles on current affairs shows. He helped produce the controversial 1990 Frontline report on Labour Party campaign funding. The Top Shelf producer was also a regular media commentator. Wallington died on 11 September 2020.

I am lucky to be still employable and still to be working in an industry which I love. I must have some good qualities — but one of them … is definitely not 'resignation'. I have never resigned willingly, from any role I have played or post I have held. It has always been either a case of being fired or else promoted … Sometimes both in pretty quick succession. Phil Wallington, in his keynote speech to the 2015 SPADA Conference

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In Memoriam 2020

2020, Subject - Television

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Compilation - Memories of Service 3

2016, Co-Director, Interviewer - Web

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Memories of Service 3 - Vince Pierson

2016, Interviewer, Director - Web

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Media7 - Series Seven, Episode 13

2011, Producer - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 1 - From One Channel to One Hundred

2010, Subject - Television

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Lost in Translation 3 - The Waitangi Sheet (episode three)

2009, Writer - Television

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Lost in Translation 5 - The Bay of Plenty Sheets (episode five)

2009, Writer - Television

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Lost in Translation 6 - The Tauranga Sheet (episode six)

2009, Writer - Television

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Lost in Translation 10 - The Herald Bunbury Sheet (episode 10)

2009, Writer - Television

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Lost in Translation 2 - Te Tiriti o Waitangi (episode two)

2009, Writer - Television

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Lost in Translation 4 - The Manukau-Kāwhia Sheet (episode four)

2009, Writer - Television

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Lost in Translation 7 - The East Coast Sheet (episode seven)

2009, Writer - Television

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Lost in Translation 8 - The Waikato-Manukau and Printed Sheets (episode eight)

2009, Writer - Television

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Lost in Translation 9 - The Henry Williams Sheet (episode nine)

2009, Writer - Television

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Saving Face

2009, Creative Producer - Television

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Frontseat

2004 - 2007, Media Commentator - Television

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Sunday - Peter Posa

2003, Producer - Television

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Sunday

2002 - 2003, Producer - Television

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Assignment - Back to the Future

2000, Executive Producer - Television

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Assignment

1999 - 2001, Executive Producer - Television

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Frontline - The Wahine Disaster 25 Years on

1993, Director: 'From Reef to Ruin' - Television

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Holmes

1989, Executive Producer - Television

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Frontline

1989 - 94, Executive Producer - Television