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TV3 Begins - First Transmission

Television (Excerpts) – 1989

There will be a feeling, a transmitted something that somehow this station is our station, it's New Zealand.
– TV3's President of Programming Kel Geddes in the lead-up to TV3's launch, The Listener, 27 November 1989, page 2
It's a very important event when we launch another television channel, and so I do this with a great sense of hope and appreciation for all that's been done, and I trust that the future of TV3 will be one which makes everybody happy.
– Governor-General Sir Paul Reeves
This is it. That first day on air is going to be a pretty emotional moment.
– TV3's Publicity and Promotions Manager Trevor Spitz, in the lead-up to TV3's launch, The Listener, 27 November 1989, page 3