Jane Avery

With a 25 year career spanning television news journalism to destination food/travel series, documentaries, corporate video and event production, I am a producer/director/writer who can turn my hand to myriad projects.

I’m organised and efficient and as an independent operator can attend to development and research, producing, field directing, writing, post directing and delivery.

As producer and business partner to television presenter and celebrity entertainer Peta Mathias, I have worked internationally, and was the producing force behind Peta’s tour de force comedy stage show touring New Zealand.

In recent years I have established my own bespoke fashion label, Lapin, specialising in the production of luxury winter coats. My exclusive handmade pieces combine beautiful textiles with responsibly sourced New Zealand Wild Rabbit Eco-Fur, a pest resource direct from the South Island’s mountainous high country. www.lapin.nz

To this end, my garment/costume making experience of 20+ years includes apprenticing with a master craftsman furrier. I am equipped to design and make both fabric and fur garments and soft furnishings for film productions.

Industry Experience


Fashion Designer/Maker - Lapin March 2016 - present
Dunedin Publicist - New Zealand International Film Festival
Writer/Researcher “ZooMoo” Children's Television Network (NHNZ)
Post-Director "Wild About New Zealand" - Abel Tasman/Nelson Lakes Episode 2. Produced by NH Global for TVNZ
Producer "Peta Mathias LIVE" - One woman stage-show featuring the comedy and cooking of Kiwi celebrity Peta Mathias. Six seasons, 40 shows spanning New Zealand. Venue Management, Advertising, Public Relations, Stage Management, Merchandising.
Producer/Director/Writer 2 x independent internationally distributed 6x25min Travel/Food TV Series' "Peta Unplugged in Marrrakech" & "Peta Mathias-Culinary Adventures in the South of France" - Screened internationally and in New Zealand on Prime and Food TV.
Producer/Director/Writer- 1x independent internationally distributed 1x45 min Travel/Food TV Special "Peta Unplugged in Tahiti" - Screened internationally and in NZ on Prime & Food TV
Producer & Distributor - Cooking DVD for the retail market - Peta Mathias “10 Fabulous Recipes for Summer Entertaining”
Producer/Director/Writer - 2 x 13x25 min Tourism TV International Series' "Destination New Zealand" I & II
Writer/Voiceover - Air New Zealand Inflight "infomercial style" inbound passenger programme updates
Producer/Writer/Voiceover - Volkswagen National Alpine Ski Racing Champs - 3x 1/2 hr documentaries for Sky Sport
Corporate Video Producer/Director/Voiceover incl - Fonterra Brands New Zealand – Induction DVD, Fonterra Global Corporate On-Boarding DVD, Tip Top – Factory Tour DVD
Freelance Writer - incl Life & Leisure Magazine features, Tourism Radio, GJ Gardner, newspaper feature writing and various corporate writing.
Freelance photographer/camera operator - photos and footage accompanying feature articles and travel photography associated with Peta Mathias TV series’ & Peta Mathias culinary tour promotion.
Voiceover Talent for several of the above projects, Word of Mouth Talent agency Auckland, GJ Gardner Homes virtual website tours
Current Affairs Reporter TVNZ (Holmes Show)
News Reporter TVNZ - (One News)
News Reporter - Southern TV Dunedin
News Reporter - RNZ (Radio Caroline)
Tertiary Education - BADipJ University of Canterbury

Contact Details


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