Good Morning (New Zealand show)
|Country of origin||New Zealand|
|Executive producer(s)||Sally-Anne Kerr (2006-)|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original channel||TVNZ - TV ONE|
|Original run||1996 – present|
Good Morning is a New Zealand morning television magazine lifestyle show. It airs weekday mornings from 9am - 12pm on TV ONE. The show began in 1996 and is hosted by Jeanette Thomas and Rod Cheeseman. Episodes typically include segments on cooking, craft, exercise, fashion and beauty, and topical discussion panels, as well as interviews with celebrities and other noteworthy people.
The show began in 1996, originally broadcast from Wellington, with its inaugural host Liz Gunn. Production then moved to Auckland in 1997, and the show became closely linked to its next host, Mary Lambie, who hosted the series from 1997 to 2003.
The content of the series through 1996 and 2003 at times was experimental featuring dating segments, Lambie PI, TV talkback, and Lambie's on-set cat Louis.
Production finally moved to TVNZ's Avalon Studios in Lower Hutt in 2004 when it made sense for Avalon studios to have a regular series based in Wellington.
Lisa Manning, Evie Ashton, Jacqui Hudson and Jeanette Thomas have all taken turns in the host's chair.
The two-host format with Brendon Pongia and Sarah Bradley began in 2006. In 2007, the show grew to from a two- to a three-hour weekday show.
The show is typically broadcast live, with the usual exception of advertorials that are embedded in the programme. A ONE News bulletin is inserted into the programme at 10am and 11am.
In July 2007, Steve Gray, the show's long-time film and DVD reviewer (11 years) also started co-hosting the show until the end of 2009.
Former ONE News reporter Hadyn Jones joined the Good Morning team as a new co-host in 2010.
In April 2011, TVNZ CEO Rick Ellis announced that as part of TVNZ's plan to sell its Avalon Studios, Good Morning would be moved to a new Auckland studio and Jeanette Thomas and Rod Cheeseman will replace Sarah Bradley and Brendon Pongia as hosts in 2012
In 2013, the show was reduced from a three- to an one-hour weekday show.
- Liz Gunn
- Mary Lambie
- Alice Worsley
- Angela D'Audney
- Kerry Smith
- Lisa Manning
- Evie Ashton
- Jacqui Hudson
- Steve Gray
- Hadyn Jones
- Brendon Pongia
- Sarah Bradley
- Rod Cheeseman