Mike McRoberts says he's been "overwhelmed" by the response after asking New Zealanders for help in identifying a person of interest after the Newshub presenter's daughter was seriously assaulted at a Six60 concert in February.
McRoberts and his former partner Paula Penfold revealed their daughter was one of two young people who were victims of the attack, which saw a 25-year-old man arrested in April and charged with assault with intent to injure, according to a Stuff report.
Earlier this week, police released photos of a second suspect in the attack, which took place at Auckland's Western Springs stadium. After what McRoberts has described as an "extraordinary response" from Kiwis and the NZ music industry, police confirmed a man had been identified.
"I think the public response shows this sort of stuff won't be tolerated and I'm happy now to let justice take its course," said McRoberts.
McRoberts and Penfold both appealed for help in identifying the man on Twitter, asking anyone with any information to get in touch with the authorities. That plea was picked up by New Zealand celebrities such as Benee, Israel Adasanya and Six60 themselves, who all shared the story on their social media channels.
The news broadcaster was touched by how the music industry got behind the issue, particularly Six60.
"What happened at Western Springs went completely against the vibe the band is celebrated for, and the great time had by thousands of others," said McRoberts.
The band's bassist Chris Mac shared the story on the police's call for information, explaining that McRoberts' daughter was his own daughter's babysitter and "one of the most kind and awesome people on the planet" in an Instagram Story.
Police say enquiries in the case are ongoing.