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TVNZ’s Midday News Signs Off for the Final Time

TVNZ’s Midday News

Following a plethora of job cuts in media, programming and entertainment, TVNZ’s ‘Midday News’ has officially signed off for the very last time with Indira Stewart hosting the final news bulleting, according to the New Zealand Herald.

“From all the reporters, presenters, camera operators, editors, graphic designers, deskies, soundies, directors, autocue operators and producers who have helped make the midday news over the years, it’s been a privilege to present Midday to you all, we want to thank you for watching” Stewart said during the final broadcast. “Take care, mou me’a a,” she added.

TVNZ has also decided to cut shows such as Fair Go, Sunday, and Tonight. Fair Go is slated to continue but will have a brand new team and with front of the news and the current affairs division in their new format.

“I want to acknowledge again the significant value and contribution that these shows have made over many years” TVNZ chief executive Jodi O’Donnell said at the time the cancellations were confirmed.

“While these decisions are incredibly difficult, we must bring our costs more in line with our revenue and get our business in shape for a digital-first world.

“However, we’ve listened to our people and we’re pleased to propose a new team to take the lead on long-form consumer and current affairs reporting for TVNZ’s current and future digital products.”


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