Did you know... the first phone call in New Zealand was made right here in Dunedin?
New Zealand Television, again, it began here in Dunedin!
Today, our region is full of bright minds with ideas and skills that put them and Otago on the map.
To celebrate these achievements MediaWorks Otago has created the initiative, Otago Hall Of Fame.
Click through to see the 2020 category finalists and winners, then stay tuned for announcements on the 2021 event.
OUR FINALISTS AND WINNERS FOR 2020
READ ABOUT OUR NOMINEES PER CATEGORY
OTAGO HALL OF FAME
AMBASSADOR - IAN TAYLOR
Ian was born in Kaeo, Northland. He first visited Dunedin as a member of the popular NZ band, Kal-Q-Lated Risk. He was drawn to the city, and eventually completed a law degree at Otago University. He was offered a television job in Wellington, and accepted it - but come the time to move, he couldn’t bring himself to leave Dunedin. Instead, he formed Taylormade Productions and since then, has been awarded numerous accolades, including being appointed a Companion of the NZ Order of Merit.