Spectrum producer David Steemson has worked at RNZ since "before the coming of mankind". But in July 2016 he's hanging up his headphones and retiring, at about the same time Spectrum itself comes to an end.
David Steemson doing what he does best - being out in the field, interviewing New Zealanders.
A look back at some of the more recent of the many memorable stories David has made:
RNZ producers David Steemson and Jason Te Kare reflect on an afternoon spent asking for money on Auckland's Queen Street. Video, Audio
The Life 101 course was first designed for school-leavers. Now it's helping prisoners at Auckland Prison at Paremoremo to prepare for life on the outside. Audio
A grand old man of Coromandel looks back on his life. Audio
David Steemson scours Auckland's 'Little India' for the secrets behind one of South Asia’s celebrated signature dishes. Audio
How does one become a jockey? You have to go back to school. Audio
Julie King feeds more than 200 people a week at Love Soup. Audio
For a more complete picture of the wildlife of Auckland's Hauraki Gulf, what would you do? You'd take to the sky. And that's just what scientists have done. Audio
David Steemson undercover as a beggar in Auckland
Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski
This story uses audio from Nga Taonga Sound and Vision.