Julian Wilcox to host Māori current affairs show The Hui from March 2023

Julian Wilcox, smiling in front of The Hui logo.
Julian Wilcox will host The Hui from March 2023. Photo credit: Warner Bros Discovery

Julian Wilcox will host Māori current affairs show The Hui when it returns to Three and ThreeNow on Monday, March 6, Warner Bros. Discovery and Great Southern Television have announced.

In December last year, The Hui Presenter Mihingarangi Forbes and Producer Annabelle Lee-Mather farewelled The Hui team leaving the show after seven years.

Wilcox began his broadcasting career in 2004 with Māori Television and has since worked as chief operating officer for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.

"It's a privilege to be joining this team that has been a leading light in current affairs journalism, and it's an honour to help care for the mauri of the programme," Wilcox said.

He also paid tribute to Forbes and Lee Mather, saying: "I want to acknowledge the hard work of Annabelle Lee Mather and Mihingarangi Forbes leading this team for the last seven seasons and establishing an extremely successful and credible show."

Wilcox also said the focus of The Hui would not change over the coming months.

"I'm excited to work with the team to continue to tell the stories that matter, to shed light where there is darkness, to champion our people, and slip in as many Hurricanes stories as possible."

The Hui premieres on Monday, March 6 at 4:30pm and encores on Three on Tuesdays after Newshub Late.