Chris Parkinson Broadcaster.
It is with deep regret we have to announce the passing of Chris Parkinson one of the pioneer’s of private radio in New Zealand. Chris was was a founding member of Radio Hauraki a pirate radio station on board the Tiri in the Colville channel in 1966. Chris Parkinson born 30-4-41 Wairoa – New Zealand.
Pater award: Golden Voice of Australasia – the industry’s highest accolade
Nine New Zealand Radio Awards
Founding Director, Radio Hauraki, 1966
Announcer & Newsreader, TCN9 and 2GB Sydney, 1968-1970
Auckland News Presenter, TV2, 1975-1976
Operations Manager, Radio Pacific, 1982-1988
Director, Radio Pacific, 1986-1999
Managing Director, Radio Pacific-Waikato, 1988-1989
Corporate Voice TVNZ – News and Current Affairs, 1991-1999
Corporate Voice, Sundance Channel, 1999-2003
Corporate Voice, Solid Gold FM, 1999-2005
Corporate Voice, Radio Pacific, 1982-2007 — with Chris Parkinson.
Here is a news clip from TVNZ which was broadcast on the 28th April 2016.