Michael Bennett

Michael Bennett (Te Arawa) is a New Zealand writer and director for film and television. He is the co-creator, writer, showrunner and executive producer of TVNZ's Vegas. He is also the author of In Dark Places, a study of the wrongful conviction of Teina Pora for the 1992 murder of Susan Burdett, which won the 2017 Ngaio Marsh crime writing award.

Ātea
Apr 21, 2021

The writer of Vegas responds: 'Vegas is a story of change. A story of hope'

The co-creator of TVNZ's Vegas defends the series and his authorship of it, and talks about 'the how and the why' behind the show.

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Books
Oct 30, 2017

The Monday Excerpt: The 2017 Ngaio Marsh best non-fiction crime book of the year

Michael Bennett won the 2017 Ngaio Marsh crime writing award for best book of non-fiction on Saturday night for his book In Dark Places, a study of the wrongful, shameful conviction of Teina Pora for the 1992 murder of Susan Burdett. The excerpt is from the opening chapter.

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