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Producer and presenter of This Way Up
Simon Morton is a curious person who's easily distracted.
He established the award-winning weekly consumer/science technology programme This Way Up in 2005 and is a regular contributor to the BBC World Service Click programme. He's won a few gongs along the way including a Gold Medal for best social issues or current affairs programme at the New York Festival Radio Awards 2012 for the programme Broken River.
He's presented and co-produced a number of TV shows: Why We Buy (TVNZ One), Use As Directed (TVNZ 6/7) and Tales From Te Papa (TVNZ 6/7 with a book version and educational DVD published), Along for the Ride (TVNZ One) and Forensics: The Science behind the truth (Prime).
Before moving into radio in 2001, Simon had a varied and disjointed 'career'. His first proper job was a three-year stint for Bungy pioneer AJ Hackett. Before this he worked as a recruitment consultant in London, repaired skis in France, cleared tables at a Palm Beach country club and was MC of a weekly talent night in Majorca.
Simon's worked at the BBC World Service in London producing the weekly technology series, Click (Digital Planet) and has also produced work for National Public Radio in the US, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Outside work he enjoys riding his bikes, cooking, eating, skiing and having fun with his family based in Wellington.