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Paul Henry (born Paul Henry Hopes 4 August 1960, in Auckland) is a New Zealand radio and television presenter. He is the currently the co-host of TVNZ's breakfast television programme Breakfast, and is a backup host for current affairs show Close Up. In 1971, Henry moved with his mother to Bristol, United Kingdom, where he finished his education and won a drama school scholarship. Paul and his mother Olive lived in a council flat. It has been reported that Olive worked triple shifts in a plastic bag factory to make ends meet. Paul Henry started his broadcasting career working for the BBC, in which he worked with Sir David Attenborough on the World Around Us series. Returning to New Zealand, he worked as a producer on National Radio. Henry worked as a breakfast host on 2ZD Radio Wairarapa with a fictitious chook called "Gungadin". Henry left 2ZD to set up his own radio station. He launched TODAY FM 89.3 in 1991, and worked as the breakfast host along with local identity Rick Long, and...
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