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Rhys Jones

Journalist, Presenter

London born reporter, presenter and actor Rhys Jones began reporting for popular Kiwi magazine show Town and Around in the mid 1960s. He left New Zealand and worked for the BBC, but returned in 1975 to present talent show Opportunity Knocks. His credits include documentaries, Australian current affairs show Nationwide and (as both presenter and producer) Singapore's Asian Business Report.

I was around for the significant moments in the birth of New Zealand TV. Town and Around was exciting, it was all new. I’d wanted to work for the BBC and when I returned to New Zealand they were launching two channels. TV presenter Rhys Jones on some of his key moments working in New Zealand television