Sunrise (New Zealand TV programme)

Sunrise was a New Zealand breakfast television news and current affairs programme which was broadcast live on TV3 between 2007[1] and 2010.[2] It aired from 7.00am to 9.00am weekdays, and the show featured all the latest current affairs, News, Sport, Business and Weather. The programme followed ASB Business at 6.30am.

StarringCarly Flynn, Oliver Driver
Country of originNew Zealand
Running time120 minutes
Original release
Release2 October 2007 (2007-10-02) –
9 April 2010 (2010-04-09)

TV3 cancelled Sunrise including ASB Business on 8 April 2010, stating the show was financially unsustainable.[2] A farewell was made by the presenters, at 7:00am on 9 April 2010.



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Past presenters




Sunrise had news, sport and weather updates every 30 minutes throughout the programme, wrapped around interviews with newsmakers, celebrities and people of interest. ASB Business updates also featured throughout the show, and were hosted by Michael Wilson.

The programme was originally hosted by Carly Flynn and James Coleman, however Coleman resigned in September 2008, hosting his last show on 26 September 2008.[3] Oliver Driver replaced Coleman as Flynn's co-host from 6 October 2008.

Sunrise was supplemented by TV3's midday bulletin 3 News at 12, which first went to air on Tuesday, 2 October 2007.

In a move to give the show a different feel to rivals, Sunrise tended to use both presenters to start discussions with guests, rather than a direct interview.


  1. ^ Hunkin, Joanna (1 October 2007), "Good first effort for Sunrise", NZ Herald, archived from the original on 31 March 2022, retrieved 3 February 2024
  2. ^ a b c d "TV3 axes Sunrise, ASB Business", Stuff, 7 April 2010, archived from the original on 13 April 2022, retrieved 3 February 2024
  3. ^ "TV3 presenter in shock departure", Stuff, 26 September 2008, archived from the original on 11 April 2010, retrieved 3 February 2024