Paul Henry (New Zealand)

Paul Henry is a New Zealand radio and television broadcaster. He was born in 1960 in Auckland, and in 1971 moved with his mother to Bristol, England, where he finished his education, winning a drama school scholarship.


Television and Radio

It was in Britain that he first ventured into the media, working for BBC Radio & Television and on ‘The World Around Us’ with Sir David Attenborough. When he went back to his home he worked for National Radio and TVNZ in almost every position – producer, breakfast host, network newsreader and as a senior manager, also working in the corporate sector as a manager and in marketing. Paul is TVNZ’s Breakfast Host (along with Pippa Wetzell) from 6:30am – 9am on TV One and he hosts the Drive Show from 4pm – 6pm on RadioLIVE. He now also hosts the New Zealand version of This Is Your Life, which started up again in 2007 after a hiatus of seven years. In addition, he occasionally fills in for Mark Sainsbury as a backup presenter on the current affairs show, Close Up.


In 1999 he ran unsuccessfully for the National Party in the relatively safe seat of Wairarapa and lost the seat to Georgina Beyer, the first transsexual MP elected in the world. [ [ Election article.] ]


In recent years he has returned to journalism and received considerable attention for his work as a foreign correspondent.He has reported extensively on conflicts, famines, wars and world events. Paul has also worked for a number of international aid agencies, including World Vision, while doing his journalistic/correspondency job.


Paul has owned his own companies. He has been in commercial investment, developed properties and set up his own successful commercial radio station.

Home life

Paul Henry has a wife and three daughters. Paul says he enjoys spending time with his children, fishing and gardening, outside of the long hours of work.



* [ Biography of Paul Henry on the TVNZ Web site]
* [ Interview with Paul Henry on the TVNZ Web site, principally on his role in This Is Your Life]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Paul Henry — may refer to:*Paul Pierre Henry, 19th century French astronomer *Paul Henry (painter) (1876 ndash;1958), Northern Irish artist *Paul B. Henry (1942 ndash;1993), U.S. Congressman and political scientist, son of theologian *Paul Henry (actor) (born …   Wikipedia

  • New Zealand general election, 2002 — 1999 ← members July 27, 2002 (2002 07 27) …   Wikipedia

  • New Zealand general election, 1999 — 1996 ← members November 27, 1999 (1999 11 27) …   Wikipedia

  • New Zealand general election, 1996 — 1993 ← members October 12, 1996 (1996 10 12) …   Wikipedia

  • New Zealand national basketball team — New Zealand FIBA Ranking 18th Joined FIBA 1951 FIBA Zone FIBA Oceania National Federati …   Wikipedia

  • New Zealand Musk Duck — Conservation status Extinct Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • New Zealand Listener Power List — The New Zealand Listener Power List is a list of the most powerful people in New Zealand, compiled annually by the New Zealand Listener from 2004 to 2009. From 2004 to 2007, the list covered the 50 most powerful people without separating them by… …   Wikipedia

  • New Zealand Company — The New Zealand Company originated in London in 1837 as the New Zealand Association with the aim of promoting the systematic colonisation of New Zealand. The association, and later the company, intended to follow the colonising principles of… …   Wikipedia

  • New Zealand Chess Championship — The New Zealand Chess Championship was first conducted in 1879. Note: Up until 1934 foreign players were eligible for the title. The eligibility rules were changed in 1935 to preclude this; John Angus Erskine (twice champion in 1929 and 1935) was …   Wikipedia

  • New Zealand Breakers — NZ Breakers Founded 2003 Stadium The Breakerdome North Shore Events Centre, Auckland, New Zealand Capacity …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.