Sunrise (New Zealand TV programme)

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For the British television programme, see Sunrise (Sky News). For the Australian television programme, see Sunrise (TV program).
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Starring Carly Flynn, Oliver Driver
Country of origin New Zealand
Running time 120 minutes
Original channel TV3
Picture format 16:9 HDTV
Original run 2 October 2007 – 9 April 2010
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Sunrise was a New Zealand breakfast television news and current affairs programme which was broadcast live on TV3. It aired from 7.00am to 9.00am weekdays, and the show featured all the latest current affairs, News, Sport, Business and Weather. The programme followed ASB Business at 6.30am.

TV3 cancelled Sunrise including ASB Business on 8 April 2010, stating the show was financially unsustainable. A farewell was made by the presenters, at 7:00am on 9 April 2010.


As of finale[edit]


  • Susana Talagi - Auckland based reporter
  • Brook Sabin - Auckland based reporter
  • Jennifer Colwill - Wellington based reporter

Backup presenters[edit]

  • Petra Bagust
  • Kate Rodger
  • Jaquie Brown
  • Ali Ikram
  • Ingrid Hipkiss (News)
  • Emma Jolliff (News)
  • Kate Lynch (News)
  • Andrew Gourdie (Sport)
  • Penny Ydgren (Sport)
  • Sam Ackerman (Sport)
  • Emma Brannam (Weather)

Past presenters[edit]


Sunrise had news, sport and weather updates every 30 minutes throughout the programme, wrapped around interviews with newsmakers, celebrities and people of interest. ASB Business updates also featured throughout the show, and were hosted by Michael Wilson.

The programme was originally hosted by Carly Flynn and James Coleman, however Coleman resigned in September 2008, hosting his last show on 26 September 2008. Oliver Driver replaced Coleman as Flynn's co-host from 6 October 2008.

Sunrise was supplemented by TV3's midday bulletin 3 News at 12, which first went to air on Tuesday, 2 October 2007.

In a move to give the show a different feel to rivals, Sunrise tended to use both presenters to start discussions with guests, rather than a direct interview.

Sunrise was also available streaming live on the 3news website.


  • Film Reviews - Kate Rodger and Ant Timpson
  • Books - Gail Woodward
  • Music - Nick Dwyer
  • Gardening - Lynda Hallinan and Xanthe White
  • Cooking - Connie Clarkson
  • Gadgets - Emma Brannam & Steve Simms
  • Sport Review - Emma Keeling, John Dybvig, Andrew Gourdie, Sam Ackerman and Penny Ydgren

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