2017 New Zealand Television Awards
Nominated for Best Script - Drama: Hillary

2006 Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit

2006 Air New Zealand Screen Awards
Nominated for Best Comedy Programme (with Danny Mulheron): Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby
Nominated for Best Script - Comedy (with Dave Armstrong and Danny Mulheron): Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby

2005 New Zealand Screen Awards
Nominated for Best Documentary (with Danny Mulheron): Reluctant Revolutionary
Nominated for Best Presenter: for Reluctant Revolutionary

2002 TV Guide New Zealand Television Awards
Nominated for Best Script - Comedy (with Roger Hall and James Griffin): Spin Doctors

1998 TV Guide Television Awards
Best Factual Series: Hillary - A View from the Top

1995 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Best Script - Television Drama (shared with Greg McGee): Fallout 

1990 International Television Association Awards 
Best Documentary Script: Our Future Generation

1987 Listener GOFTA Awards
Best Original Screenplay (shared with Murray Ball): Footrot Flats - The Dog's Tale