Broadcaster Mike Puru made his start in 1995, as a radio DJ on The Edge. In 2002 he began co-hosting Flipside, a youth-oriented current affairs show in which TV viewers were encouraged to text in their opinions. Puru went on to present on home shopping channel Yes Shop. In 2015 he hosted the first of two seasons on the NZ version of dating show The Bachelor — and announced he was leaving The Edge after 20 years.
After starting in journalism at a radio station in Tauranga, Greg Boyed did stints as a reporter and newsreader, including four years in sports. He moved into television as a business reporter on regional channel ATV, then began the first of many gigs for TVNZ; Boyed reported for Fair Go, presented current affairs talk show Q+A and the primetime news bulletin, and was both a presenter and producer on late night news show Tonight. One of the original presenters of the five-days-a-week Seven Sharp, he left the show after seven months and returned to Tonight. Greg Boyed died on 20 August 2018.