Wendy Petrie signs off from TVNZ's 6pm news with sweet message for viewers

Publish Date
Monday, 31 August 2020, 10:55AM
Photo / Wendy Petrie Instagram

Photo / Wendy Petrie Instagram

Wendy Petrie has signed off TVNZ's 1 News programme as co-presenter for the last time.

And she had a message for everyone watching the show from at home: thank you.

"Thank you for having me for the last 14 years," she said to the camera as the show ended.

"It's been an honour and a privilege."

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The mother-of-three, who has co-anchored the 6pm bulletin since she took over from Judy Bailey in 2006, will continue to present across TVNZ's news and current affairs shows in a support presenter role.

Her co-anchor Simon Dallow is staying on as 1 News changes to a single presenter format.

Around 70 TVNZ employees were made redundant in the network's Covid-related restructure.

Petrie's last show was meant to be August 14, however, because of the level 3 lockdown in Auckland, she stayed on for TVNZ's split lockdown teams.