Tim Balme burst onto the big screen as the hapless young man fighting off zombies with lawnmowers, in Peter Jackson's Braindead. He went on to roles on TV's Mercy Peak, Shortland Street and Maddigan's Quest, alongside gigs as a writer (Outrageous Fortune) and time as Head of Development for South Pacific Pictures.
Presenter Lana Coc-Kroft has fronted a run of adventure shows, survived a near fatal infection on a Pacific Island, and been a longtime staple on hit show SportsCafe. The ex Miss Universe New Zealand began her screen career modelling on Sale of the Century and co-hosting Wheel of Fortune, before presenting On the Edge. She has also been a 91ZM radio host and World Vision spokeperson.
Tanya Black is one of the key people behind disabilities show Attitude. After featuring on the show while rehabilitating from an accident which took the use of her legs in 2006, she joined Attitude as a reporter. She later became co-host, before moving behind the scenes into management. Black has covered high profile stories ranging from the Teina Pora case, to interviews with 9/11 first responders in New York. These days she is General Manager of Partnerships for the Attitude Group, helping find ways for corporates and organisations to connect with their audience.
Anzac Wallace made one of the most memorable debuts in New Zealand cinema when he starred as avenging guerilla leader Te Wheke in classic Māori Western Utu. The former trade union delegate followed it with movies The Silent One (1984) and Mauri (1988) and pioneering Māori TV series E Tipu E Rea. He passed away on 8 April 2019.