Hilary Barry: Mate of the Nation

  1. Hilary Barry is my favourite newsreader and tonight was her last broadcast.
  2. She has been with the network for 23 years, and the last 11 have been as lead alongside Mike McRoberts, and their friendship is so lovely and heartwarming. Honestly their Twitter exchanges are among the best.
  3. In 2011, I remember vividly sitting on the couch with my mum for 7+ hours as Hilary presented live, raw, unedited footage of the tragedy that was the Christchurch earthquake. She was the face of heartbreak for the entire nation.
  4. Earlier this month, she recreated Drake's Views from the 6ix cover on the Sky City Tower in Auckland. #viewsfromthe6pmnews
  5. She brought a realness to the news that New Zealanders loved, earning her the title Mate of the Nation. Her pure joy and famously contagious giggle are something I am going to miss incredibly.
  6. She's just my fave, you guys
  7. If you wanna watch a lady laugh herself to tears while reading the news then this is the video for you
  8. Bye Hilary! I hope your boys treat you nice.
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  10. She tweeted this out tonight, several hours after her last broadcast!