Margaret Moth was the first female camera operator to be employed by state television in New Zealand. Her natural curiosity and desire to experience history as it unfolded led her from a career in local news and documentaries to working for American cable channel CNN, documenting war zones and major international events from Kosovo to Kuwait.
Though he co-created TV border security drama Orange Roughies, Rod Johns was best-known for offering a helping hand. A writer and film reviewer for Real Groove, Johns began making his own short films and helped many Aucklanders on their film projects. Renowned for his try anything attitude (which included 250 skydives), Johns might be arranging a fight scene, setting up the lights, or acting. Rod Johns died of lung cancer on April 30 2014. He was 71.
Olly Coddington won fame as one of the presenters of bilingual youth show Mai Time, and its successor I AM TV. Since leaving I AM TV in 2009, he has taken on a range of screen roles, from on air work to producing Māori Television reality show Game of Bros. Coddington is a fluent speaker of te reo Māori.