New Zealand actor Peter Vere-Jones has died aged 82.
He had been a professional actor since the 1960s and his career included parts in several Peter Jackson films, such as Bad Taste and the second Hobbit film.
He also was a member of the Shortland Street cast.
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In the 2002 Queen's Birthday and golden jubilee honours, he was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
In 1989, he made a television documentary about his own battle with bowel cancer, called Crisis.