Next week, 60 MINUTES (Monday, 9.30pm on Prime) welcomes journalist Wayne Hay to the team.
In 2014 the world’s leading current affairs program will be presented by journalists including Wayne Hay, Carly Flynn, Karen McCarthy, Charlotte Bellis and Belinda Henley. This exciting move brings Prime’s 60 MINUTES in line with its international counterparts where the field correspondents also present the show in studio.
Belinda Henley, 60 Minutes Producer says Flynn will be a real asset to the show.
“I’m really excited to welcome Carly to the 60 Minutes team. Carly is a great broadcaster and journalist and she will be contributing stories to the show as well as presenting in the studio. As part of a ‘new look’ 60 Minutes we will be working with a number of experienced journalists, including Wayne Hay, Karen McCarthy and Charlotte Bellis, who will work both as reporters and presenters on the show. This brings us in line with our American and Australian counterparts and is an exciting new development for the brand here in New Zealand.”
Carly Flynn is also very excited to be returning to reporting.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the 60 Minutes team, fulfilling a dream I had as a young reporter to work on longer format current affairs stories. I love talking with people and telling their stories, and 60 Minutes is the perfect platform for me to do this.”
Monday’s episode takes a look what Australia is calling the ‘one punch’ epidemic.
Cowardly thugs attacking innocent young men without warning or provocation. On New Year’s Eve, 18-year-old Daniel Christie was fatally hit in Sydney’s King’s Cross.
He was in a coma for 11 days before his family had to watch him die. Before Daniel, Michael McEwen was attacked at Bondi Beach.
He spent more than one week in a coma as his family held a bedside vigil. Here in New Zealand, the stories are eerily similar. Just last week a 27– year– old man pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Tarun Asthana, a trainee teacher who died after being felled by a single blow outside an Auckland McDonalds. It’s a disturbing and violent new trend and now communities are saying, “no more”.
Monday February 24th 9.30pm on PRIME