Hosking and Hilary TVNZ’s pick for election night

As New Zealand prepares to head to the ballot box on 23 September, the 1 NEWS Vote 17 team will present comprehensive coverage of this year’s General Election.

The special line-up will draw on the breadth and resources of the country’s most trusted news team, says John Gillespie, TVNZ’s Head of News and Current Affairs.

“It’s shaping up to be a very exciting election. Already 1 NEWS’ agenda setting journalism has led the way in Election build up, and Election night we’ll lead the way again. We’ve got a strong mix of content and people across our platforms to scrutinise the issues and inform New Zealanders.

“I’m pleased to say Vote Compass is making a return, which was hugely popular last election. It shows people where they stand in relation to the political parties’ policies,” he says.

Mike Hosking will moderate the three televised leaders debates on TVNZ 1 and Jack Tame will host the live streamed young voters debate in the lead up to polling day. The debates will be live streamed on 1 NEWS NOW, Facebook and YouTube and simulcast on Newstalk ZB.

1 NEWS Vote 17 Election Night Special: 23 September from 7pm on TVNZ 1 & TVNZ.co.nz
The Election night special will be fronted by Seven Sharp’s Mike Hosking with Breakfast’s Hilary Barry, 1 NEWS at Six’s Simon Dallow and Wendy Petrie, 1 NEWS political editor Corin Dann and Sunday’s Jehan Casinader. The team will go live to reporters and party bases across the country and present authoritative coverage and insightful analysis of the results as they come in.

“New state of the art graphics and studio tech will take viewers closer to Election developments,” says John Gillespie. “Excitingly, Election night will give viewers their first look at 1 NEWS’ new augmented reality studio set up – it will enhance our visual storytelling and dynamically bring the election results to life.”

 

Hilary and Jack join TV ONE’s Breakfast

TVNZ has today announced changes to its Breakfast line-up with confirmation that Hilary Barry and Jack Tame will be joining the programme next month.

John Gillespie, TVNZ’s Head of News and Current Affairs says. “It’s true – we’re making some changes to Breakfast. Hilary Barry and Jack Tame will be the new presenters. They will be joined on the show by Daniel Faitaua as news presenter and Sam Wallace as weather presenter.

“Hilary, Jack, Daniel and Sam have an extraordinary mix of broadcasting experience and journalistic credibility and will start together on September 19th.

“Of course, the changes we’re making mean saying goodbye to some of the current team, and I want to thank them for their contribution to the show. There’s been a lot of attention focussed on Breakfast over recent weeks and throughout it all they have been consummate professionals.”

Rawdon Christie’s last day with TVNZ will be September 9th.

“I want to thank Rawdon who has been presenting Breakfast for the last five years and has been with us for a decade before that,” says Gillespie.

Rawdon Christie says: “I’ve had the best job in television, working with the most dedicated team I have ever been a part of. Since I started we’ve put to air 3000 hours of live television, covering every conceivable issue from terror attacks and natural disasters to national elections and world cup wins.

“Now is a good time for me to take a break and assess the new commercial opportunities in the fast-evolving media landscape.” His full statement runs below.

Presenter Nadine Chalmers-Ross will also be leaving TVNZ, says Gillespie.

“I want to thank Nadine who has been filling in on Breakfast for the past year since Ali Pugh has been on maternity leave. Nadine has done a great job, remaining a true professional through recent media speculation. TVNZ had hoped to retain Nadine in another role but she has decided to explore other opportunities. Nadine’s a dedicated and talented journalist, and we wish her all the very best for the future.”

Chalmers-Ross, who finishes up on September 16th, says: “In almost eight years at TVNZ, I’ve been lucky enough to have a crack at hosting everything from AMP Business to ONE News, Seven Sharp and of course Breakfast. More importantly, I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the best camera ops, producers, studio crews and journalists in the business. I’m now excited about the opportunities on the horizon – and the prospect of turning off my 3am alarm.”

Ali Pugh and Peter Williams will remain with the ONE News team. Says Gillespie: “Ali will be reporting from her home town in Christchurch from October. And Peter will continue as a ONE News presenter, which includes weekend news presenting, and other projects.

“There’s always a high degree of public interest in our news programmes and that means a lot to all of us in the ONE News team. We’re always going to talk with our people first – they have to be the priority before we share our plans more widely. There’s been lots of conjecture about what we’re doing and when we’re doing it. We’ve chosen not to comment until today, and now you know the facts about what we are doing and when,” he says.

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Rawdon Christie’s statement in full:

“I’ve had the best job in television, working with the most dedicated team I have ever been a part of. Since I started we’ve put to air 3000 hours of live television, covering every conceivable issue from terror attacks and natural disasters to national elections and world cup wins.

“Beyond Breakfast, my highlights for TVNZ have included stints presenting ONE News at 6, the political show Agenda and Dragon’s Den. I have been privileged to interview some of New Zealand’s greatest and to anchor TVNZ’s coverage of both of Christchurch’s major earthquakes.

“I am fortunate to have had these opportunities and so many more, but television is an evolutionary industry and I understand the need for change.

“Now is a good time for me to take a break and assess the new commercial opportunities in the fast-evolving media landscape”.

ENDS

VIDEO: Paul Henry announces on air date for new breakfast show

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MediaWorks’ highly anticipated breakfast show, Paul Henry is on the launch pad and set to blast off on Tuesday April 7 on RadioLIVE, TV3 and paulhenry.co.nz.

Host Paul Henry says: “I’ve got a date. A date where life will change forever in New Zealand. It’s Paul Henry, from 6am to 9am, five days a week, from April 7. Go!”

Paul Henry will integrate MediaWorks’ leading capabilities in radio, TV and digital, creating a unique product and a major shift in the delivery of news and entertainment in the New Zealand market.

“This show will change the face of mornings. It will be focused on news and entertainment. I won’t be compromising any of that for the platforms. This will be a conversation you can join at the beginning, or whenever you feel you want to, right through to 9 o’clock. You never have to leave it, because we’ll be there on any platform that works for you. Plus, I’m on it, and I will be myself, I’ll just be being me… fantastic,” Henry says.

Joining the show as sports presenter is Jim Kayes, who will be part of a line up that includes Hilary Barry and Perlina Lau.

Kayes has reported on nearly 200 All Blacks tests and covered four Rugby World Cups. After completing a degree in English and Politics, he started as a general reporter for the Waikato Times in 1992. His newspaper career continued until 2009, working as a police reporter then later a sports editor and senior rugby writer. Kayes joined TV3 in April 2009 and was named television sports news reporter of the year at the TP McLean sports journalism awards in 2011, principally for his coverage of that year’s Rugby World Cup. He is also a regular contributor to several radio shows and sports magazines.

MediaWorks Group Head of News, Mark Jennings says: “Jim, at heart, is a news man. He just happens to be covering rugby for us at the moment. People tuning into the show will soon find he has a wide general knowledge and an opinion on most things. He told me he lost most of the dinner table arguments to his older sisters but I suspect he has honed his skills since then. Of course, viewers and listeners will also get the benefit of his vast sporting knowledge and a few rugby scoops.”

Hilary Barry and Perlina Lau joining the Paul Henry breakfast show

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MediaWorks is delighted to announce Hilary Barry and Perlina Lau will be brightening up mornings on the ground-breaking Paul Henry show. Award-winning 3News and RadioLIVE presenter Hilary will be the news anchor in a four-strong presenting line up that includes newcomer Perlina Lau as social media presenter.

One of 2015’s most highly anticipated programmes, Paul Henry is a new breakfast show broadcast on RadioLIVE and TV3, with a major digital and social media presence.

Hilary will continue to present the 3News bulletin with Mike McRoberts, broadcast 6-7pm weekdays on TV3 and RadioLIVE.

MediaWorks Group Head of News, Mark Jennings says: “Hilary is one of the most talented broadcasters in the country and it is time to see and hear more of her. She is a world-class newsreader; but she is also an astute observer of life and what makes New Zealand tick. Hilary’s personality and wry sense of humour makes her the perfect foil for Paul.

“While Hilary is a very familiar face, Perlina Lau will be new to many people. Perlina has worked behind the scenes at 3News but she is very talented in front of the camera too. Her understanding of social media will bring a new dimension to the morning programme and I think our viewers and listeners will really enjoy being able to interact with her. She will be their voice!”

Paul Henry gave Hilary her first job out of journalism school, hiring her in 1992 as sole charge journalist and local news reader for his radio station, Today FM. Since that time, Hilary and Paul have become two of the most popular and accomplished radio and television journalists in the country.

Hilary’s many career plaudits include being judged Best News or Current Affairs Presenter at the 2011 Aotearoa Film and Television Awards for 3News, and taking home the Best Newsreader award at the 2012 and 2014 Radio Awards for RadioLIVE. She won Best News Presenter in TV Guide’s Best on The Box award in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

She currently works both ends of the day, as weeknight 6pm anchor on 3News and RadioLIVE breakfast newsreader.

Perlina Lau has been part of the 3News team as a Director’s Assistant for the last two years. Perlina was a producer, co-creator and one of the stars of popular web series Flat3. She directed the social media engagement with the show on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, cultivating an impressive local and international following.

The Paul Henry show will broadcast weekdays 6am-9am on RadioLIVE and TV3. The premiere date will be announced in due course

Hilary Barry celebrates 20 years at TV3 today

Hilary Barry is so Lovely from dannews on Vimeo.

Hilary Barry is celebrating 20 years at TV3 today. WOOHOO!

The Dan News readers favourite is on the cover of this weeks Women’s Weekly talking about her ‘double life‘ and also spoke to Radio Live about the last twenty years this morning.

LISTEN HERE.

The award-winning broadcaster joined MediaWorks in 1993 to work for 3 News in Christchurch. She transferred to the Auckland newsroom the following year, and went on to produce and present Dateline between 2000 and 2003. Hilary teamed up with Mike McRoberts to anchor 3 News’ weekend bulletins in 1998, and in 2005, the duo became the weeknight 6pm anchors.

Hilary began her career as a radio reporter in the Wairarapa, and has worked extensively on radio. She spent 10 years reading the news for the Kim and Corbett Show on MoreFM Auckland, and currently works both ends of the day, reading the news for the Marcus Lush Breakfast on RadioLIVE.

Hilary’s many career plaudits include being judged Best News or Current Affairs Presenter at the 2011 Aotearoa Film and Television Awards for 3 News, and taking home the Best Newsreader award at the 2012 Radio Awards for RadioLIVE. She was voted New Zealand’s Favourite New Zealand Female Personality at the 2006 Qantas Television Awards, and won Best News Presenter in TV Guide’s Best on The Box award in both 2012 and 2013.

Hilary was born in Wellington and has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Linguistics from Victoria University. She currently lives on Auckland’s North Shore with husband

Michael and sons Finn and Ned. Hilary’s interests include golf, music, backyard cricket games and running, and she supports the Leukaemia and Blood Foundation,

Child Fund, and the Shore to Shore Trust.

Enjoy some of Hilary’s bloopers below: