Time for a rematch against Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux - Patrick Gower

Newshub National Correspondent Patrick Gower says he wants to have a rematch against Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux.

The pair of alt-right speakers visited New Zealand last year, where they were supposed to speak, but the event was cancelled at the last minute.

Auckland Council refused to host the event in council-owned buildings prior to their arrival, and private venue The Powerstation pulled out on the day of the event.

Gower interviewed the pair on the day they were supposed to be speaking and said he was taken aback by their responses.

"They weren't very interested in being interviewed by me and they did not debate me - they went after me in a machine-gun speed verbal attack. I found their way of doing that at times absurd and disrespectful," he said after the interview.

Southern and Molyneux boasted after the interview that they "destroyed" Gower, which he rejects, but he did say he was taken aback by them.

Now, after investigating white supremacy in New Zealand as part of the Newshub Because it Matters series he said he's ready to talk again.

Gower said on the Project on Monday he was not prepared for the first time around.

"I underestimated them, I was underprepared and they steamrolled me," he said on The Project.

"I'm ready for a rematch with Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern."

Gower's investigation comes after an attack in Christchurch on March 15, which saw 51 people killed after a gunman opened fire inside two mosques in the city.