Kiwi TV pioneer Barbara Magner dies

Last updated 08:38 14/07/2014
Barbara Magner
DAVID WHITE/Fairfax NZ
TV PIONEER: Barbara Magner

Relevant offers

TV & Radio

Former Geraldine actress Morgan Bradley eyes up Hollywood Rolling Stone releases a list of the Top 100 TV shows - but is it any good? Matt LeBlanc to host BBC's Top Gear Game of Thrones actor Alexander Siddig trashes series, showrunners and HBO Documentary shows Levi Vaoga more than just the face of Mitre 10 Mega Paul Henry closing the ratings gap against new-look Breakfast Married At First Sight's psychologist dismisses contestant's claims BBC to launch rival show after losing The Great British Bake Off Q&A with Married At First Sight psychologist Dr John Aiken Making a Murderer's Steven Avery engaged

Barbara Magner, one of New Zealand's pioneer television broadcasters, died on Saturday.

She was 77 and had suffered Alzheimer's disease in recent years.

Magner was a household name in the 1960s when Auckland's AKTV1 created the local magazine programme Town and Around.

She was married to novelist Maurice Shadbolt, the second of four of his wives, and they had a daughter Brigid. Shadbolt died in 2004.

A family notice said her burial would be on Wednesday.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content