"I'm very much in love and very happy, but my partner isn't in the media and prefers to stay behind the scenes," says the political journalist-turned-broadcaster with the trademark man bun.
Describe an awkward encounter with a politician:
One Saturday morning, I popped into a mall to buy some running shorts. I went to the toilets and came out of the stall at the exact same time as the door next to me opened – and it was Winston Peters. He had a
go at me about an interview we had done two months prior, and told me I was wrong, and I told him, no, he was wrong. Anyway, we had a laugh about it, went outside and took a selfie!
Swimming. I liken it to meditation in the water because of the slow breathing. By the 40th lap, you're trance-like and don't know what time it is.
We were outside a restaurant waiting for a takeaway and saw this beagle, who looked so cute. We started chatting to the owner, who said, "Well, he's just fathered a litter. Here's the number to ring if you want to take a look at one." And we were able to secure Fanny. So her dad lives 200m up the hill from us now.