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Prime News - First at 5.30pm

Prime News – First at 5.30pm is produced by the award-winning MediaWorks news division at their Auckland Flower Street Studios and offers a high-quality 5.30pm news programme with the day’s top news, sport and weather, all in a concise 30 minute package.

Join Wayne Hay on weeknights and Janika ter Ellen at weekends as they keep you up-to-date on the latest happenings, backed by the resources of the country’s finest journalists and producers and foreign correspondents from around the globe.


Wayne Hay
Wayne worked in New Zealand media for more than 20 years before leaving to work for Al Jazeera, based in Kuala Lumpur. As Asia correspondent, he travelled the region reporting on everything from natural disasters to general elections. After ...more


Janika ter Ellen
Janika ter Ellen started her journalism career at RadioLIVE, before taking up a job at 3News in Wellington. She worked as a 3News reporter three years before joining The Paul Henry Show line up as the news presenter. During her time at MediaWorks, ...more