Neil Harraway was with natural history company NHNZ, back when it first began as TVNZ's Natural History Unit. The reporter turned producer would later work extensively in colder climes — producing 1989 documentary Under the Ice, which saw him diving in the Antarctic, writing penguin tale Emperors of the Antarctic, and directing on Journeys across Latitude 45 South and early award-winner Island of Strange Noises. Harraway stayed on at NHNZ in development and marketing until 2013. These days he runs Dunedin-based tour company Monarch Wildlife Cruises, with his partner Anita Chan.
In her 10 year tenure as Māori Affairs correspondent for One News, Tini Molyneux fronted some of the biggest news stories in New Zealand, let alone Māoridom — including the Foreshore and Seabed hikoi, the birth of the Māori Party and the 2007 Urerewa police raids. She began her 30 year television career as a newsreader for Te Karere, and went on to present and report stories for Waka Huia and Marae.
In the early 90s actor Kieren Hutchison was part of Shortland Street’s first generation, as Jonathan McKenna, the medical student who broke ground on Kiwi television as a gay character. Starring roles in locally made adaptations of William Tell and Swiss Family Robinson were a springboard to his move to Los Angeles in 2004. Hutchison scored recurring roles in the second seasons of One Tree Hill (as professor Andy Hargrove) and Wildfire, plus guest roles in Charmed, Grimm and Castle. In 2009 he starred as the love interest in Hallmark cable TV movie Flower Girl. He married US actor Nicole Tubiola in 2003.