1News presenter Wendy Petrie has shared a heartfelt message with her Instagram followers after TVNZ revealed the news presenter would be leaving her role hosting alongside Simon Dallow in August.
"Driving into Judy Bailey’s carpark 14 years ago was a daunting moment, with a newborn baby & a 2 year old at home." Wendy wrote.
"It’s hard to believe it’s been so long & that it’s over but I loved every minute. Thank you for all the wonderful messages."
"I’ve been overwhelmed by your kindness. My now 16 & 14 year old daughters (& son!) tell me how proud & inspired they are, so that’s all the motivation I need to keep going for my next exciting step."
It is understood that Wendy will remain at TVNZ hosting news programs in some capacity.