Catriona MacLennan has presented six television series on Auckland’s public service television channel, Face TV (previously called Triangle and Stratos). Face TV is broadcast nationwide on Sky Channel 83.
Catriona’s first series in 2012 was a 13-part series about law called Know Your Rights. It was based on her book of the same name and aimed to provide basic legal information about issues ranging from consumer and employment rights to domestic violence, family law, criminal and traffic law and civil rights. The series was bought by the national offices of the Citizens’ Advice Bureau and Community Law Centres of Aotearoa and is used for training and education purposes around New Zealand. Know Your Rights was funded by the New Zealand Law Foundation.
In 2014, Catriona presented a seven-part series called Child Poverty in Aotearoa – Tackling Inequality 2014. The series was sponsored by Child Poverty Action Group. It covered issues such as low wages and benefits, health issues arising from child poverty, educational disadvantage and poor quality housing. The series is now used for teaching at the University of Otago and at the University of Canterbury.
In 2013, Catriona presented a 13-part series about animals called Paws for Thought. Funding for Paws for Thought was provided by the New Zealand Companion Animal Council. Catriona presented a second series of seven episodes of Paws for Thought in 2014.
In 2013, Catriona presented an 11-part series called Womenpower. It discussed issues such as the gender pay gap, rape law reform, domestic violence, and women in the law and on boards. A second series of Womenpower screened in 2014. The first series is used for teaching at the University of Waikato.
Youtube links to some episodes of the different series are below.