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Newshub national correspondent


Patrick (Paddy) Gower is widely regarded as one of the best communicators in the business, with an irrepressible personality.

Current work
Television: Paddy is currently Newshub’s National Correspondent, where he concentrates on breaking and covering stories of national significance, or in his words “getting out and about with real Kiwis doing stories about real issues.”

Previous experience
Previously the political editor, he spent ten years in the Parliamentary Press Gallery covering four different Prime Ministers and three different Governments.

He's moderated the Newshub leader’s debate between Jacinda Ardern and Bill English, questioned Donald Trump multiple times during the US Election and has covered stories in places as varied as Afghanistan, Iraq and Kiribati.

Patrick has been a journalist for 20 years, starting as the night shift reporter at the New Zealand Herald. He has unique insight into how the government works and New Zealand’s place in the world.

As a speaker his insights, stories and wit are not just intriguing but entertaining too!

As a polished MC, he has an authoritative and engaging style and is able to bring his skills in hard journalism to tackle any situation.


Lifestyle & Wellbeing

  • Media Personalities & Celebrity


  • Celebrity & Media

Politics & Advocacy

  • International Relations & Foreign Affairs
  • Local Government
Paddy was a fantastic MC and impressed from the outset. He took time to really understand our audience and injected the right dose of natural wit and humour into our two day event, keeping the audience engaged and entertained throughout. With his relaxed style and candid approach he managed proceedings effortlessly and was delightful to work with. Paddy was a brilliant choice for our conference Acurity Health Group
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