Veteran Dunedin broadcaster Neil Collins retires

(3 News)
(3 News)

One of the country's longest serving broadcasters is hanging up the microphone after 57 years in the industry.

Neil Collins has been a familiar voice on Dunedin airwaves, as well as on stage and television, and he's met his fair share of international stars.

Today was a trip down memory lane for Mr Collins, as the veteran broadcaster prepared to sign off for the final time.

Friends and colleagues from throughout his career called in to wish him well, and although it was emotional, Mr Collins was content.

He's worked in television and as a concert compere, and he's interviewed many of music's biggest names, including The Beatles, Elvis Presley, and Roy Orbison.

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