Daniel Corbett joins TVNZ weather team

Last updated 10:56 02/09/2014
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SEASONED WEATHERMAN: Daniel Corbett, the former public face of MetService, is joining the One News weather team.

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Daniel Corbett, the former public face of MetService, is to join the One News weather team.

He will share duties with Jim Hickey and Karen Olsen.

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Known for explaining New Zealand's complicated weather using all kinds of non-meteorological figures of speech, Corbett has several broadcasting stints on his CV.

Originally from Essex in Britain, he gained a BSc in meteorology from the State University of New York.

"He began his television career in 1990 at WCFT-TV in Alabama, before moving on to tornado alley and KWTX-TV in Texas," TVNZ said today. "In 2004 he returned to the UK where he broadcast for the BBC."

Corbett was at MetService from 2011 until May this year, and will be on One News from Monday.

Corbett would be "part of the mix" with Hickey and Olsen, TVNZ publicist Sara Cairney said.

He would make about four appearances a week on a mixture of weekday, weekend and possibly other news shows.

Corbett said doing weather in this country was different to anywhere else in the world.

"The country sits in between the tropics and Antarctica, surrounded by ocean which means we get these huge contrasts - bringing intense, dramatic weather. It doesn't come in small doses - it really throws everything at us, including the kitchen sink."

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