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Tanya Pouwhare
New Zealand broadcaster

Tanya Pouwhare

Tanya Pouwhare
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Intro New Zealand broadcaster
Is Television personality Broadcaster
From New Zealand
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Journalism
Gender female
The details (from wikipedia)


Tanya Pouwhare, (born Blenheim, New Zealand) is a radio and television personality. She started her radio career at Coastal FM, in Kaikoura at the age of 15, a summer station run by independent Sounds FM. After leaving Marlborough Girls' college she joined Marlborough's local Iwi Radio Station Wairua FM, before moving back to the more commercially run Sounds FM in 1991.

She moved to Energy FM in New Plymouth in 1993, one of the RadioWorks stable of provincial stations managed by Don Raine and Steven Joyce. In 1996, she moved to Palmerston North to work for The Radio Network station Classic Hits.

In 1999 Tanya won the Treasure Island reality show and became the first woman in the world to win a survival reality show, winning the show mere weeks before Tina Wesson won the second season of Survivor. She then moved up to Auckland where she worked for RadioWorks, The Edge FM, also doing stints on The Rock FM, Solid Gold FM and Radio Pacific.

Tanya then moved to Television Production, with Touchdown Television, the maker of Treasure Island (now Eyeworks). In 2004, she became a senior television production manager at Greenstone Pictures with credits including Crash Investigation Unit and Highway Patrol for Australia's Channel Seven.

Tanya was also a recurring supporting role in children's comedy drama series The Amazing Extraordinary Friends. She appeared as satirical newsreader Dana Dinkley in all three series.

In 2009, Tanya moved to Sydney, Australia, and currently works for the ABC.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 13 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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