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Weekend - Morning Report

Television (Excerpts) – 1986

This Weekend item from 1986 meets the team behind Radio New Zealand’s flagship show Morning Report, from hosts Geoff Robinson and Maggie Barry, to reporters and programmers. Robinson — who would host or co-host Morning Report for 35 years  — talks about listener loyalty, the intimacy of radio, and rejecting BBC style delivery. Meanwhile co-host Maggie Barry — at 26, the show’s youngest host and its first woman presenter — reflects on the importance of being a morning person. Barry would later host a popular garden TV show, and became a National Party MP in 2011.

It’s the only national 'newspaper' if you like ...
– Host Geoff Robinson on the show's news coverage

Key Cast & Crew

Bryan Williams

Producer

Terry Carter

Reporter

Geoff Robinson

Subject

Maggie Barry

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