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|Created by||Brian Edwards|
|Presented by||Gordon Harcourt and Pippa Wetzell|
|Country of origin||New Zealand|
|No. of episodes||N/A|
|Running time||30 minutes (including advertistments)|
|Original channel||TV One|
|Picture format||16:9 after 2009, otherwise 4:3 (PAL)|
|Original run||7 April 1977 – current|
Fair Go is a New Zealand consumer affairs television program now co-hosted by Gordon Harcourt and Pippa Wetzell. First aired in 1977, it is one of New Zealand's longest-running and highest-rated programmes, frequently placed high in the New Zealand TV Guide list of most viewed programs.
Fair Go features a mixture of investigative journalism and consumer affairs stories, based on the motto: "If you've been ripped off, short-changed or given the runaround and nobody wants to know...we do!"
Fair Go also holds the annual Fair Go Ad Awards, in which the best and worst advertisements on New Zealand television are announced, and a competition to find the best 30-second video by New Zealand students is held.
- Hannah Wallis
- Libby Middlebrook - Returned in 2012
- Amy Kelley - full-time 2013–present(previously fill-in reporter)
- Mark Crysell - 2013–present
Current Fill-in Staff
Previous presenters and reporters
- Greg Boyed - Former Fair Go reporter and backup presenter who left Fair Go to work on ONE News as a presenter of the ONE News Tonight programme and as a backup ONE News at Six presenter, now presenting Seven Sharp with Alison Mau
- Alison Mau - Former presenter/reporter, now presenting Seven Sharp with Greg Boyed
- Phil Vine (-2012)
- Ruwani Perera (2008-2011)
- Brian Edwards
- Kevin Milne (1983-2010) - Former presenter/reporter
- Philip Alpers
- Greg Boyed - Left to present One News' Tonight programme and fill-in presenter
- Simon Mercep - Left to report on _Sunday_, now hosts Radio NZ weekday breakfast news and current events show, _Morning Report_.
- Pete Cronshaw - Left to report on 20/20 and Sunday
- Sandra Kailahi - Has since worked on TVNZ7 News
- Kerre Woodham - Now working on Newstalk ZB as a talkback host
- Judith Fyfe
- Hugo Manson
- Carol Hirschfeld
- Rosalie Nelson
- Liane Clarke
- Leigh Hart - Owns production company which makes Moon TV
- Corinne Ambler - Now reporting on Close Up
- Graeme Muir - now producing TVNZ's Business and Breakfast programmes
- Jacquie Hudson
- Natalie Crook
- Tanya Spinka - returned to legal career
- Erica Wood
- Eleisha McNeill - now producing documentaries in Canada
Fair Go began in 1977, the creation of presenter Brian Edwards and producer Peter Morritt. At the time it was seen as breaking new ground. It would not simply deal with consumer issues, it would investigate complaints from viewers and if those complaints were justified, it would name names. The biggest fear at the time was that the programme would attract huge lawsuits. Lawyers were hired to check every word on the script and the fears turned out to be groundless.
The other novel factor in the show was the high personality profile of its presenters and reporters. Other more recent high-profile presenters include Kevin Milne, Kerre Woodham, Carol Hirschfeld, Rosalie Nelson, Liane Clarke, Greg Boyed and Simon Mercep.
When Fair Go began it was shown in two 10-12-week seasons each year. But with the popularity of the show, and the huge number of complaints sent into the programme, it was decided in 1993 to produce one long season which would run for almost the entire year.
As the show matured, the complaints it dealt with involved higher stakes. Fair Go's biggest cash settlement was for over $350,000. There have been several other settlements involving six figure sums. However, the show will go into battle for as little as one cent (and has), if the issue behind the dispute is an interesting one. Fair Go has always considered entertainment and humour as suitable partners for its more investigative work.