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TV ONE LAUNCHES SATURDAY EDITION OF BREAKFAST


TV ONE will launch a new Saturday edition of its Breakfast programme, co-presented by Rawdon Christie and Toni Street, on 3 September.

 

Anthony Flannery, TVNZs Head of News and Current Affairs, says: Expanding Breakfasts schedule to Saturdays is an exciting development, which we know viewers will welcome.

 

The Saturday show will be an extension of the regular Monday to Friday Breakfast format, featuring the very latest news, sports and weather information, he says.

 

Underpinned by a strong news focus, the show will also cover lifestyle, entertainment and sports topics of special interest after the working week is over. It will be a great start to the weekend for viewers, before they get on with their shopping or kids sport.

 

Rawdon Christie and Toni Street already have a strong association with Breakfast as regular back-up presenters for the weekday show.

 

Says Anthony Flannery: Rawdon is a polished, highly professional and very credible presenter with a strong journalistic background.

 

Likewise, Tonis an outstanding journalist and a talented broadcaster. Shes known and respected for her professionalism, energy and engaging personality.

 

Broadcast 7-9am each Saturday, the weekend edition of Breakfast will replace the Best of Breakfast highlights programme that currently airs on Saturday mornings.

 

ENDS

 

Contact:

Georgie Hills

TVNZ Corporate Affairs

Phone 021 415 293

 

Toni Street is a ONE News sports reporter and presenter. Toni won a sporting scholarship to Lincoln University where she played cricket and studied commerce. After graduation, Toni completed a post-graduate diploma at Canterbury University which led to a six-month internship at TVNZs newsroom in 2006. From there she was appointed to the ONE News sports desk where she has worked since. Toni has also hosted various programmes for ONE Sport including ANZ Championship and International Netball as well as tennis coverage. She was also a roving reporter at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

 

Rawdon Christie is a ONE News presenter and reporter based in Auckland. He is the 4.30pm presenter as well as being a regular on Breakfast. Rawdons origins are betrayed by his accent hes from Oxford in the UK. He worked as a reporter and presenter for the BBC before joining TVNZ in 2003 as a reporter with ONE News. He had a stint on Close Up before returning to ONE News in July 2007. Auckland is now his long-term home, where he lives with his Kiwi wife and three children. When those children allow the time, he can be found at the keyboard of a piano, on the golf course or watching England play cricket.