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Hilary Barry sends message to fans as she leaves TV3

The popular journalist and presenter finished with TV3 today after quitting a month ago. Take a look back at her career highlights.
Hilary Barry

Hilary and Mike McRoberts

Hilary Barry is getting ready to say goodbye to her role at TV3.

Today is her last day at the broadcaster, after she shocked fans by handing in her resignation a month ago.

Her first sign-off came at 9am, when she bid farewell to her role on Paul Henry’s breakfast show.

“Thank you for the heartbeats you have given this show from day one. I’ve loved working with you. We’ve had a lot of fun,” Henry told Hilary.

“We’ve laughed – a little bit too much sometimes,” she said in return.

Perhaps knowing she would not be able to convey her feelings on screen, Hilary posted a message to her fans and supporters on Facebook

“It’s time to say goodbye and thank you,” she wrote.

“Half of my life spent in one place with wonderful people – friends, teachers and mentors.

“Thank you to every single person who tuned into TV3, More FM and Radio Live over the last 23 years. I know I wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea but to those who felt they had a friend in me, you did, just as I had a friend in you.

“Thank you for your kind words over the years and for the ticking off when I didn’t get things right. I always listened to that advice too.

“Take care and for the last time from the news-desk tonight,

“Good evening.”

Hilary will present her final edition of Newshub with Mike McRoberts tonight at 6pm. No replacement has been announced.

Meanwhile, take a look back at Hilary’s time as a journalist here.

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Hilary Barry’s last day

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Hilary Barry and Oprah Winfrey

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