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RIP Terry King

Sound recordist for film and TV Terry King has passed away.

A sound engineer and producer for recording artists in the 1980s, King did most of his screen work in the 1990s and 2000s, predominantly on doco and factual projects.

His CV included Leanne Pooley’s Haunting Douglas and Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls, until recently NZ’s doco box office champion. While King had, to put it mildly, a good ear for music, little of his film and TV work was on productions with a musical focus. His most recent TV work was recording for several seasons of TV3’s The Block. Coincidentally, his funeral will be held in Northcote, a stone’s throw from where the current series of The Block is in production.

Over the years, King worked on a bunch of award-winning productions, including The Jacquie Brown Diaries, Luke Nola’s kids’ show Let’s Get Inventin’ and, early in his film career, Niki Caro’s Palme d’Or contender, short Sure to Rise.

Terry King died on Tuesday 11 July following a long illness. His life will be celebrated at 1.30pm tomorrow (Saturday 15 July) at Romaleigh, 31 Ocean View Road, Northcote. The family have requested donations to Hospice North Shore, PO Box 331129, Takapuna, in lieu of flowers.