Since 1981, generations of tamariki have grown up with What Now?’s weekend shenanigans. Who didn’t want to be gunged? The show's other magic ingredients are the kids of Aotearoa, and a series of young hosts who know how to have fun. In this video celebrating NZ On Air's 30th birthday, politician Kris Faafoi talks about watching the show while getting ready for Saturday morning sports. Faafoi's brother Jason was a What Now? presenter. Meanwhile former host Simon Barnett discusses his first day on the job (he was 21) — and how much he loved working on the iconic series.
I would have been 21, and it was absolutely unequivocally everything I dreamed it would be. I remember my first day I was petrified, simply paralysed with fear, but when the camera went on you sort of just grow a limb...– Former What Now? presenter Simon Barnett, on working on the iconic series