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One News weather presenter Karen Olsen says goodbye

After 22 years on the job, Karen Olsen gave an emotional final bulletin on Monday night.
Goodbye to Karen Olsen from One News

Wendy Petrie tweeted this picture saying: Goodbye to Karen Olsen from the @ONENewsNZ desk @simon_dallow

Despite the evolution of weather apps, there’s still something friendly and familiar about getting the weather forecast from One News’ Karen Olsen, but sadly she said “thank you very much, goodnight and goodbye” on Monday night after 22 years at TVNZ.

In an emotional farewell last night, her long-time colleague, friend and fellow presenter Simon Dallow described Olsen as gracious, humble, warm and “the absolute weather professional”.

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For her final sign off, the One News team played the following emotional showreel – to the fittingly chosen theme song, Crowded House’s Always Take the Weather With You – of her many career highlights, ever-changing hairstyles and unyielding passion for the job:

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