TVNZ have announced that Susan Wood will stay on as the permament host of Close Up At 7. Political Editor Mark Sainsbury will be the backup host.
I actually think it is a pity TVNZ did not take a risk and move Paul Henry from Breakfast TV to the 7 pm slot. I think Henry does a good job at Breakfast TV with Alison Mau, and like Holmes he has the capacity to stir things up a bit. Listening to him and Alison discussing whether it is okay to take photos of topless sunbathers in public places was quite classic.