2003 Festival de L’Oiseau et de la Nature (France)

Nominated for Best Documentary: NZ - Sanctuary Keepers

1999 TV Guide New Zealand Television Awards

Nominated for Best Director - Drama: for Shortland Street

1997 TV Guide New Zealand Television Awards

Nominated for Best Drama Programme: Shortland Street

1996 Berlin Film Festival

Kinderfilmfest, Children’s Jury - Honourable Mention: Bonjour Timothy



1995 Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People (Northern Ireland)

Best Feature Film: Bonjour Timothy

1995 Giffoni Film Festival (Italy)

Critics Prize: Bonjour Timothy

1995 New Zealand Film and Television Awards

Nominated for Best Director - Film: for Bonjour Timothy

1993 Cable Ace Awards (United States)

Nominated for Best Children’s Programming Series - ages 6 and younger
 (shared with 9 others): for Mrs Piggle-Wiggle

Nominated for Best Children’s Special or Series - ages 6 and younger
 (shared with 7 others): for Mrs Piggle-Wiggle

1993 Cable Ace Awards

Dramatic or Theatrical Special (shared with Chris Bailey, Stan Daniels, Jonathan Goodwill, and Michael MacMillan): for Monkey House, ‘Fortitude’ episode

1993 Emmy Awards

Nominated for Achievement in Directing in a Dramatic Series: for The Ray Bradbury Theatre, ‘By the Numbers’ episode

1989 Listener Film and Television Awards

Nominated for Best Live Coverage: Telethon '88

1986 International Emmy Awards (United States) 
Nominated for Best Overseas Drama: Hanlon

1986 National Mutual GOFTA Awards (NZ)
Best Director - Television: for Hanlon, In Defence of Minnie Dean 
Best Drama Programme: Hanlon, In Defence of Minnie Dean
Nominated for the same award: Hanlon, In Defence of Shue Hock

1982 Feltex Awards

Best Documentary: Landmarks

1981 Feltex Awards

Best Documentary: Moriori

1978 Feltex Awards

Nominated for Best Documentary: Come Over to my Place

1976 Feltex Awards

Nominated for Best Drama: On the Day

1975 Feltex Awards

Best Speciality Programme: Missing

1970 Feltex Awards

Nominated for Specialty Category: Hello Human Being