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Hilary Barry through the years

As the veteran journalist prepares to sign off at TV3 this week, we take a look back at our favourite Hilary moments through the years
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Hilary and Mike McRoberts

She’s been one of New Zealand’s most beloved broadcasters ever, and on Friday, it will be the end of an era as Hilary Barry reads the news for the final time at TV3.

With a career spanning over 20 years with the network, Kiwis have watched as Hilary covered everything from the Christchurch earthquakes to the royal wedding.

Now, we’re taking a look back at some of our favourite Hilary moments throughout her broadcasting career.

A young Hilary (going by her maiden name of Pankhurst instead of Barry) during her first day at 3 National News. Photo: Instagram

Hilary first met Paul Henry in 1992, when she went to work for him at his Today FM radio station in Wellington. Hilary is pictured here hard at work at Today FM (with the company car she was given, inset).

Above: Hilary with her co-anchor and friend Mike McRoberts. Below: Hilary in action.

A behind-the-scenes glimpse of Hilary and Mike behind the desk at TV3.

In April 2015, Hilary joined Paul Henry for the launch of his new TV and radio show – leading to many memorable moments for the duo that were thankfully captured while on air. Photo: Getty

Watch Hilary and Paul get the giggles in the next slide

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Hilary Barry can’t contain her laughter on live TV

Hilary Barry and Oprah Winfrey

In November 2015, Hilary got the exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey during her whirlwind trip to New Zealand.

Watch Hilary’s interview with Oprah in the next slide

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When Hilary Barry met Oprah Winfrey

The beloved broadcaster has been a familiar face on Kiwi screens for many years – and we’ve loved it even more when Hilary let her emotion show through, as she did when she announced the departure of John Campbell.

Watch Hilary Barry farewell John Campbell in the next slide

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Hilary Barry

Hilary with Mike at the launch of Newshub in February 2016. Photo: Getty

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