Rural broadcaster Carrick Massey dies

Updated at 3:04 pm on 20 November 2012

Rural broadcaster and television presenter Carrick Massey has died in Havelock North. He was 89.

Mr Massey worked as a senior rural broadcaster with the NZBC in Wellington and presented long-running programme Country Calendar in the 1970s.

He had a farming background and joined the NZBC in Napier in 1969 before moving to Wellington in 1970.

In March 1972 , he broke new ground during his presentation of the lunchtime Country Session with the rural broadcast section's first live cross.

The programme went on to win an Asian Broadcast Union prize.

Mr Massey's funeral will be held in Havelock North on Tuesday.

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