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Series Synopsis

Local news was a staple of pre-network 1960s NZ television and retained its place and popularity in the network era. The amalgamation of TV1 and SPTV in 1980 produced new regional shows with The South Tonight and The Mainland Touch in the South Island, and Today Tonight in Wellington. Auckland watched Top Half which was presented for six years by the "dream team" of John Hawkesby and Judy Bailey (the latter succeeded by Natalie Brunt in 1986). Amid some controversy, regional news on TVNZ was eased out by Holmes and the arrival of a new era of TV.


Series Notes

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