Fair Go's Gordon Harcourt was ready to farewell TV

Former Fair Go presenter Gordon Harcourt was ready to leave television.

Former Fair Go presenter Gordon Harcourt was ready to leave television.

Former TVNZ presenter Gordon Harcourt is looking for a career change.

The former Fair Go frontman has applied for a role at his local Citizens Advice Bureau in Grey Lynn, the New Zealand Herald reported.

Last Wednesday, Harcourt farewelled viewers after eight years on the consumer-driven Fair Go.

Pippa Wetzell and Gordon Harcourt fronting Fair Go.
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Pippa Wetzell and Gordon Harcourt fronting Fair Go.

Co-host Pippa Wetzell is currently presenting the show alongside TVNZ reporter Brodie Kane, however the network are yet to announce if the duo will continue to front the show permanently. 

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"I wanted to leave TV before TV left me," Harcourt told the Herald on Sunday.

"I'd love to work for the CAB and I have put in an application form," he said. "I really loved helping people on Fair Go and that is something I'd like to continue to do.

"Eventually I will have to get a regular job to pay the bills but it won't be in the media. I have done that for 28 years and it is time to try something completely new."

On Tuesday July 26, TVNZ confirmed the veteran presenter would be leaving the long-running show.

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"After eight years of great stories, really strong campaigning journalism; including chasing bad guys down driveways (and under garage doors), Gordon Harcourt is leaving Fair Go at TVNZ," a statement read.

"His eight years on the programme (plus an earlier stint in the 90s) will be remembered fondly by our viewers and his colleagues at TVNZ," said TVNZ's head of news, John Gillespie.

"Gordon personifies dogged reporting and is a fierce protector of the consumer."

Harcourt began his television career as a general reporter with TV3 News in the early nineties, before switching to Fair Go.

After a stint in London working as a reporter for the BBC, Harcourt returned to the popular series.


 - Stuff

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