Gisborne-born Kanoa Lloyd got early screen experience as a presenter on Saturday morning kids slot Squirt, while she was still at high school in Dunedin. In 2009 she traded in stints as a university student and massage therapist to join the presenting team on after school show Sticky TV. From 2014 Lloyd was a weather presenter for 3 News at 6pm, where she won headlines for daring to introduce some te reo. In February 2017 Lloyd became one of the three inaugural presenters of 7pm current affairs/entertainment show The Project. Lloyd also read the news on radio's Mai FM, from 2012 to 2014.
I just think that a lot of people my age speak like that. Maybe my assumption when I started out was that we would all want to hear that, and we would all get it, and if we didn't get it, there's a picture of what I'm talking about right next to me! Kanoa Lloyd on including te reo in TV3's weather report, The NZ Herald, 20 February 2017