His name was synonymous with entertainment in New Zealand. Dubbed Ol' Brown Eyes — Māoridom's version of Frank Sinatra — Howard Morrison's voice and charisma carried him through decades of success both here and abroad. From the Howard Morrison Quartet to time as a solo performer, Morrison's take on songs like 'How Great Thou Art' ensured his waiata an enduring place at the top of local playlists.
Geoff Steven's career spans documentary, experimental film and photography. In 1978, he directed acclaimed feature Skin Deep, the first major investment by the newly established NZ Film Commission. Steven followed it with Strata and a long run of documentaries, before time as a TV executive at both TV3 and TVNZ. He now heads the Our Place World Heritage Project.
Born in Hamilton in 1958, and raised mainly in Auckland, John Ramsay went on to study science at Massey University, before doing extended time overseas. Returning home in the mid 1980s, he learnt about photography and soon fell in love with moving pictures. He began filming a busy diet of documentaries and commercials, and set up camera company Shoot with Simon Moore. Keen on any project involving a plane or helicopter, Ramsay's credits included award-winning documentary Relative Guilt, 50 Years of Television, and many projects for Māori Television. He passed away on 12 March 2017.