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ON THE MONEY: Hiring tips for TVNZ, hidden losses and Aussie riches

Pattrick Smellie
Sat, 04 Jun 2022

ON THE MONEY: Hiring tips for TVNZ, hidden losses and Aussie riches
Of all the professions most likely to gossip about a new hire, journalism wins. (Image: supplied)
Pattrick Smellie
Sat, 04 Jun 2022
Do your homeworkIt’s a shame that no one involved in the disastrous hiring of Kamahl Santamaria to front TVNZ’s Breakfast Show picked up the phone to Hugh Rennie, who chaired the NZ Broadcasting Corp in the 1980s.A shrewd sort of a rooster, Rennie foresaw the pitfalls of a poorly examined CV all too well.He remembers telling the board that when the appointment of British broadcaster Julian Mounter as director-general for TVNZ was announced back in 1986, there would be one of two reactions.“We're either going to get ‘...

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