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Meet the New One News Weather Presenter Renee Wright.

United Travel Getaway presenter Renee Wright has taken on a position as Weather Presenter for One News according to .

The former model and radio host is no stranger to the One News team. She presented the Tabloid/Entertainment Show ‘Headliners’ for the broadcaster during 2005 before it was cancelled due to poor ratings.

Wright hadn’t been heard or seen from much in the past year until the original Getaway presenter Charlotte Dawson left the position leaving the door open for Wright and C4’s Clarke Gayford.

Wright is one of a few new faces tipped to replace former surf lifesaving champ Brendan Horan who took voluntary redundancy from the state broadcaster earlier in the week.

It’s unclear if Wright will continue her position at Getaway.

Neither TVNZ or Prime TV were available for comment.

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Weatherman Brendan Horan does not have a place in TVNZ’s plans to overhaul the way it presents the weather, the TV station says.

Mr Horan, who has presented the weather since 2005, will leave the state broadcaster on Friday after taking redundancy.

Mr Horan said that while he was sad to be leaving TVNZ, he wished the organisation well and thanked the viewers. He said he would discuss with his wife what he would do next.

“I will miss bringing the weather to New Zealand and I wish my colleagues well. They are a great bunch.”

Ms Richards said a permanent replacement hadn’t been lined up yet.

Source: NZ Herald. Read more »

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Television weatherman Brendan Horan is leaving the ONE News team after taking redundancy.

“Brendan Horan will be leaving the organisation on Friday as a result of changes to the way One News wants its weather presented,” TVNZ said in a statement today.

Source: NZ Herald. Read more »

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“What we do know is that this audience loss is no reflection on the show.”

Well I beg to differ – TVNZ news has become a reboxed version of “CrimeWatch” and “Men Behaving Badly” headed, or rather “slanted” as Judy Bailey once commented, by a pretty woman and her token male.

More quotes from the article –

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“That’s a serious loss.”

With incisive wit and insight like this from two people who are supposed to know about these things, it’s no wonder we are heading away from the news in droves.

I suggest that both Norris and Ms Megan be strapped to chairs and force fed with say a week’s TV news, end to end and complete with ads at ‘normal’ volume.

If after that they can’t work out what’s wrong, they should be fired.

Phew … that’s better.

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