"There's actually a degree of symmetry to this as Susan once filled in for me ten years ago, so I'm pleased to be able to return the favour," he adds.
TVNZ has announced the news team it will send to London for the 2012 games.
As discussed during Jase and Dave in the Morning on Classic Hits, today is ‘International Hug a Newsreader Day’ I was emailed within minutes of putting this story up asking that reporters be included as well. “They are people too!” So get hugging your nearest newsreader or reporter.
By John Matheson for TVNZ: The juggernaut that is TVNZ will throw all of its resources behind its Rugby World Cup coverage.
Presentation Gallery for One News recorded June 2011.