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Toni Marsh Bids TV3 a Fond Farewell


Thursday, 16 December 2010

Toni Marsh Bids TV3 a Fond Farewell

Tonight will be the last time popular weather presenter Toni Marsh graces our screens with her colleagues Mike McRoberts, Hilary Barry and John Campbell.

In an exciting move, Toni is leaving TV3 and taking a break to become a mother.

Although she will remain on air until Tuesday December 30, it’s the end of an era for her, with this, the last time she will be on air at the same time as her colleagues.

Toni says it’s an emotional time, after over 10 years with the network.

“I’m sad to be leaving such an amazing group of people, who are not only colleagues, but dear friends. But
I am both extremely excited and just a little bit nervous about what will obviously be the biggest change in my life,” she says.

Toni appeared on air in 2000 as a Newsbreak presenter, and in 2002 went on to become one of the most well loved weather presenters New Zealand have ever seen.

Director of News and Current Affairs, Mark Jennings says Toni brought something extra to the role, and her popularity was testament to that.

“Toni is a hugely popular presenter and I often have members of the public asking me about her. I have to be honest and say the majority are probably men, but she is universally popular,” he says.

“Please excuse the pun, but her positivity always shines through. If the news is a bit depressing, Toni somehow always manages to bring a smile to back to your face at the end of the programme. We will miss her and I am sure viewers will too.”

Josh Heslop and Mike Hall will share the role in the interim.


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