New Zealand Clive worked on TV and in cabaret in Wellington and Auckland.
He also made his radio debut in the variety show It's On The House
to mark the official opening of Broadcasting
House in Wellington. A year later, he wrote and cast A History of
Mystery, the first hour-long TV magic special produced in Australasia.
promote training for domestic production, he founded the New Zealand Television
Workshop and initiated New Zealand's National TV Awards. In addition
to his appearances on stage and TV, Clive says his personal highlights
were working in cabaret
with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and producing a TV commercial for General Motors
with movie pioneer Rudall Hayward . Clive wrote scripts, produced
TV and radio commercials for a variety of national clients. He also wrote
articles, gave talks, and lobbied politicians to promote the development
of New Zealand's TV talent.
The NZ TV Workshop was one of the world's first public access broadcasting
groups. Clive considers it a compliment that many years later New
and improved upon his Canadian domestic TV production fund concept
(Telefilm Broadcast Fund) with their NZ-ON-AIR funding to develop domestic
production. He believes that NZ-ON-AIR has been more successful in
developing stars and entertainers than the Canadian production fund.
Following his last TV appearance on Auckland's AKTV-2 in September
1966, Clive flew to the United States to
study educational television.