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Duncan Garner


Duncan Garner - 3rd Degree on TV3

Before hosting 3rd Degree Duncan Garner was Political Editors at TV3 and TVNZ for many years, before departing the parliamentary press gallery, and moving to Auckland.  As well as his work for TV3, Duncan is the host of RadioLIVE’s DRIVE show.

Equipped with a Communications Studies Degree from AUT, in 1995 Duncan joined TVNZ and was shifted to the Gallery in 1996 as a political reporter. In 2000 he went to work on the Holmes show, where he worked until 2002  He joined TV3 in 2003 as a political reporter and became the network’s Political Editor in 2007.  Duncan’s 17 years in the gallery saw him cover the 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008 and 2011 General Elections in New Zealand, and he co-hosted TV3 political current affairs show, The Nation.

Garner has been repeatedly recognised for the quality of his work – winning the coveted Television Journalist of the Year at the 2007 Qantas Television Awards.  He later scooped another win – in tandem with Patrick Gower - in 2012 in the Best News Reporting category for his work on the John Banks/John Key tea tapes scandal.

About 3rd Degree

Hosted by Duncan Garner and Samantha Hayes, 3rd Degree is TV3’s flagship weekly current affairs programme, featuring stories from some of New Zealand’s top journalists; Paula Penfold, Sarah Hall, Melanie Reid, Phil Vine and Michael Morrah.

3rd Degree brings a human face to the issues that matter to Kiwis, confronting the people who need to be confronted, probing the secrets that need to be uncovered, and celebrating New Zealanders who are living extraordinary lives.