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Patrick Gower's new television role

I've had a good run.

After 10 years in the parliamentary press gallery Patrick Gower is stepping away.

Mediaworks announced today that Gower will take on the new role of National Correspondent.

Gower has been Newshub's political editor for the past 5 years and has said he is looking forward to the change.

"The theme of politics this year has undoubtedly been 'change'. It is time for a change for me...I've had a good run."

"I'm looking forward to getting out and about in New Zealand and breaking stories that are important to Kiwis."

The new role will involve "reporting on stories of national significance."

Hal Crawford, Chief News Officer at Newshub said "Paddy is one of the best communicators I have ever worked with - his new role as National Correspondent will see him unleashed on the whole of NZ, something I'm looking forward to immensely."

Mediaworks have not yet announced who will take over as political editor.