New Zealand-based broadcast journalist and news anchor for programs like Newsnight on TV2.
He matriculated from the University of Auckland, where he majored in law.
He changed careers after the stock market crash in 1987, and became a tour director in Europe for six years.
He married his wife, Alison Mau, in 1996, and the couple had two children. They would later separate formally in 2009.
Both he and Rugby pro Anthony Boric studied at the University of Auckland.