Jane Bowron of the Dominion Post once wrote of Dougal Stevenson: “His voice is authoritative. If there is an end-of-the-world broadcast kept in readiness for the final moments on Earth, I hope TVNZ has chosen Dougal to announce it.” The quote raises a hearty laugh from the man who did, indeed, become a voice of authority for a generation of Kiwi TV news viewers until the 1980s – so much so that Stevenson was an obvious choice to co-host I Was There, a Heartland TV series that reviews many of New Zealand history’s defining moments in four decades since the 1960s
To have a bit of a laugh in the office during the International Comedy Festival we have asked comedians to tell us their favourite joke and tell us a bit about themselves.
We all know those hipsters who only like bands the rest of us have never heard of.
This week journalist Mihingarangi Forbes will start a new gig as presenter of Native Affairs, Maori Television’s flagship current affairs show. Forbes is an award-winning journalist who honed her skills with stints at TVNZ and TV3 (including seven years at Campbell Live) before joining Maori Television last year as a producer for Te Kaea, the channel’s daily news bulletin.
For the first two years of Barack Obama’s presidency, Mitch McConnell never got a phone call from the White House.
Police say guilt was written all over their faces. “They probably were just not thinking straight and figured we’ll go out and scare the guy or whatever,” Cayler said.
Padraig Harrington may have missed out on the British Open title but the mischievous Irishman showed how much the Claret Jug means to him by stealing the trophy from current holder Stewart Cink.