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Duncan Garner is a New Zealand radio and television host and journalist. He took over the Radio Live drive slot in December 2012 and was previously the 3 News political editor in Wellington. He moved to host The AM Show in 2017, which was broadcast on TV3 and Radio Live. Garner left TV3 on 23 August 2021, after a career of almost 20 years with the channel.
|Net Worth||$5 million|
Duncan Garner was born on March 8, 1974 (age 48 years) in Auckland, New Zealand. He attended Westlake Boys High School. He studied for a communications degree at Auckland Technical Institute.
Duncan Garner started his career as a reporter for Television New Zealand in 1995, working on the current affairs show Holmes from 2000 to 2002. He then moved to rival TV3 in 2003. He broke the story of a NZ$195,000 golden handshake that Labour Party MP John Tamihere received leaving the Waipareira Trust in October 2004.
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The story prompted an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office, which caused Tamihere to resign from Cabinet. Tamihere was later cleared of financial impropriety, and the story won Garner the 2004 Qantas Media Award for Television News Reporter – Politics.
In August 2008, three months before the New Zealand general election, Garner broadcast audiotapes secretly recorded at a National Party cocktail party by Kees Keizer. The tapes caught deputy leader Bill English saying he would sell Kiwibank, and MP Lockwood Smith saying National had to adopt policies the party did not like in order not to scare voters. The broadcast earned Garner a nomination for Best News Reporting in the 2009 Qantas Film and Television Awards.
In March 2010, TV3 launched the weekend current affairs program The Nation, with Garner as co-host. In the wake of the 2010 MPs expenses scandal, Labour Party politician Chris Carter alleged that Garner had a vendetta against him. The head of TV3 news and current affairs Mark Jennings replied saying Garner did not have a grudge, and “Carter is a serial offender on expenses … it’s Duncan’s job to shine the light on that.”
In 2013, Garner hosted two new current affairs shows on TV3 – 3rd Degree and The Vote. In July 2020, Garner promised to become a vegan for a year if Labour were to win enough votes in the 2020 general election to govern alone. On 17 October 2020, Labour was the first New Zealand party to reach this achievement under the MMP electoral system. On 20 October, Garner wrote an article where he acknowledged his commitment and indicated that he would attempt to fulfil it.
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In November 2020 he was named Supreme Man on David Hartnell MNZM’s Best Dressed List. On 23 August 2021, Garner announced that he was leaving TV3 with immediate effect, after a career of almost 20 years with the channel. He cited personal and family reasons as the cause of his resignation.
In November 2021, Mediaworks announced that Garner would be joining their new brand of talk shows, set to start in 2022.
In 2004, Duncan Garner won Qantas Media Award for Television News Reporter – Politics – Tamihere golden handshake/SFO investigation.
In 2007, Garner won the Qantas Television Award, for Television journalist of the year.
Duncan Garner was in a relationship with television journalist Mihingarangi Forbes for nine to ten years until 2008 and they have two daughters Peti-Paerau Garner and Te Ahipourewa Garner. As of 2010 Garner also had a child from another relationship. Garner was married to his wife Deanna Delamere for six years until they separated in 2018 and they have a son.
Duncan Garner net worth
How much is Duncan Garner worth? Duncan Garner net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his career as a media personality. Garner successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. He is one of the richest and influential media personalities in New Zealand.