Beloved kids entertainer Suzy Cato is returning to TV!

Publish Date
Thursday, 9 April 2020, 10:15AM

The beloved face and voice that greeted hundreds of thousands of New Zealand schoolchildren in the '90s is back!

Suzy Cato - who is known for her trademark "Hello, g'day, kei te pēhea koe?" - has been hired for one of two new educational television channels being launched next week for locked-down Kiwi kids.

Education Minister Chris Hipkins, who announced the two new channels yesterday, said he was "looking forward to seeing Suzy Cato on TV a bit more frequently".

Television NZ confirmed that its new channel will also feature Lotto presenter Jordan Vandermade, neuroscientist Nathan Wallis and early childhood teacher Karen O'Leary, better known for her role in the TV show Wellington Paranormal.

Both channels will launch on the first day of the new term next Wednesday, April 15, and will screen for six and a half hours a day during normal school hours.

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Cato hosted a series of children's shows from 1990 to 2002, including the Early Bird Show, 3pm, You and Me and a science show Suzy's World - which will be screened again on the new educational channel.

Speaking to the NZ Herald, the 51-year-old said she was excited and "looking forward to sharing Suzy's World and new educational resources with the families of New Zealand".