David Herkt

David Herkt has written extensively on New Zealand gay history. He has two Qantas/Film and Television Awards: Best Factual Series for the three-part 'High Times: The New Zealand Drug Experience' and Best Children’s/Young Adults' Programme for 'Play It Strange 2008'. He lives in Auckland.

Auckland
Jul 31, 2017

Camaraderie in the dark: On watching gay movies at the film festival

Each year the New Zealand International Film Festival brings gay-themed movies to an audience. David Herkt explores this history, what it means, and one of this year’s featured movies.

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Television
Nov 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Hudson & Halls and The History of Homosexuality on New Zealand TV

There was Peter Sinclair, Lew Pryme – and then there was Hudson & Halls… David Herkt examines homosexual life as reflected in the television of 20th century New Zealand.

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