School Shorts 2023
The School Shorts Screen Competition showcases the best film-making talents of South Island secondary school students.
First NZBS Student to complete Avid Protools training
Luca completed training making him a qualified Avid User in New Zealand.
2021 Award Winners
We celebrated a number of students with our end of year awards.
Lisette Reymer - Europe Correspondent, Newshub
From the Olympics, the Royals, climate change, politics and everything between Lisette covers some of the biggest stories.
Peter Young - Director and Cinematographer
Peter has over a 100 documentaries under his belt including 'Last Ocean' that sparked an international movement.
Nathan Joe - Multi award winning Storyteller
Christchurch based Nathan Joe went from broadcasting to master storyteller.
Duncan Brown - Communications Advisor
Duncan is a communications specialist, content producer and storyteller.
Brad Markham - Principal communications at Ministry for Primary Industries
RNZ, ABC News, political reporting and cows! Brad has had an interesting career.
Charlotte Graham-McLay - Journalist, broadcaster, writer and speaker
Charlotte is a highly skilled journalist who's work is regularly featured in both local and international media.
Luke Ross - Colourist, Photographer and Content Producer
Luke has a passion for colour who works both locally and globally.
Tiffany Hardy - Producer, Voiceover Artist, MC, On-Camera Coach
Tiffany has squiggled her way through many different aspects of broadcasting, media and production.
Best Tertiary Documentary
Ryan Stafford and Josh Robertson win at the Doc Edge International Film Festival
Patrick Phelps, Manager for Minerals West Coast
Peter is passionate about the environment and advocates for the mining industry.
Dr Brian Pauling, Educator and Founder of NZBS
Dr Pauling explains about how the BBc degree was revolutionary for its time.
Kyan Krumdieck, Writer/Director
Kyan's is now the writer/director of @TVNZ OnDemand's comedy, Sextortion.
Open Night July 2020
A recording of the July 2020 Open Night
Clarke Gayford, New Zealand's best-known fisherman
NZBS Head, Tony Simons, spoke to Clarke about finding his direction in media.
Shaun Summerfield, sports journalist and car lover
NZBS Head, Tony Simons, spoke to Shaun about his background and his current role in communications.
Erica Wood, NZBS graduate at Fonterra
NZBS Head, Tony Simons, spoke to Erica (on Zoom) about the host of opportunities for NZBS grads as content producers with the big corporates
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Brian Pauling awarded ONZM
Brian Pauling who helped establish the New Zealand Broadcasting School awarded ONZM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
The rise and fall of Radio Avon
A radio documentary about Christchurch's first private station Radio Avon, by Richard Holstein
Edward Cook, Head of Operations FilmFixer, UK.
Edward's journey has been interesting and rewarding, which started at NZBS.
Luana Barnes, Post Production Audio Engineer
Luana is doing exactly what she set out to do.
Hunter Crouchley, Freelance Camera Operator
Hunter is an award winner who has been around the world working on very interesting projects.
Caitlin Marett,Podcast Host
From Hokonui Gold to Executive Producer and podcast host.
Documentary - Rein & Brew the Kiwi Dogs
A documentary that won the 2019 "TVNZ News & Current Affairs Best Documentary" award.
Documentary: Under The Hood
Have a look under the hood.
Music Video: So Suddenly
Christchurch musician Sam Burt performs his self-penned track 'So Suddenly'.
Chris Henry - Managing Director of PR agency 818
Chris started his career as a promotions coordinator at Classic Hits before moving across to TV and starting his PR agency.
Kirk Pflaum, Camera Operator and DP
Kirk has travelled the world as a Camera Operator and Director of Photography. His work can be seen on both the big and small screens.
Jessica Hansell - Writer, musician and artist
Jessica's creative career includes comics, zines, TV and being a touring musician.
Carthew Neal - Producer
Carthew Neal's career includes working on Disney productions, documentaries and producing movies from director Taika Waititi.
Marama T-Pole, Director of Tagata Pasifika
Marama's journalism career spans radio and TV and is the Director for the TVNZ show Tagata Pasifika.
Sanele Chadwick, freelance content creator
Sanele's journalism career has seen him on TV3, TVNZ and Tagata Pasifika.
Vaughan Smith, on-air personality
Vaughan Smith is a radio award winner and current ZM breakfast co-host, not to mention a Woman's Day hunk.
Ben Boyce, On air personality
Ben Boyce's career is one many would envy. From writing radio ads, to on-air and on-screen, Ben knows a thing or two about getting a laugh.
Megan Mansell, on-air personality
Breakfast co-host, Edge TV presenter and successful fashion vlogger, Megan is living the dream.
Clint Roberts, on-air personality
Current ZM afternoon co-host, Clint Roberts is a long time on-air personality.
Simon Morton, presenter, producer and award winner
Simon Morton is a regular contributor to BBC World, TV presenter, producer and NY Radio Award winner.
Melody Thomas, producer, writer and creator
Melody is a producer, writer and the creator of award winning podcast BANG!.
Andrew Szusterman - Managing Director of South Pacific Pictures
Andrew Szusterman's extensive career includes both music and screen, and he is the current Managing Director of South Pacific Pictures.
Clarke Gayford, TV personality and award winner
Clarke has worked both on air and on screen most notable his award winning TV Show 'Fish of the Day'.
Dean Buchanan, Founder and CEO of DRB Entertainment
Dean Buchanan has had a hugely successful career both at home and on the international stage.
Mark Dye - Media Personality
Mark Dye has covered a lot of ground since graduating from NZBS.
Polly (PJ) Harding - On air personality
Currently taking a break, ex breakfast co-host on Melbourne's KIIS 101.1 and a ZM legend.
Megan Papas - On-air Personality
Current 3PM Pick Host on the hits, with a voice over and production background, Megan learned many skills while at NZBS.
Georgia Cubbon, on-air personality
A fixture on Radio Hauraki and a talented voice over artist, Georgia Cubbon has had quite a career since graduating from NZBS.