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Judy Bailey, ‘Mother of the Nation’ to visit

Judy Ann Bailey ONZM (born 1953) was referred to more than once as the “Mother of the Nation.” It was the mana she had and the reputation she had earned – the highest of compliments. 
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Derek Murie, owner of Paper Plus with his display on Judy Bailey’s book.

Judy is a former news presenter for TV One News, the highest rated evening television news programme in New Zealand. She was the anchor, the mainstay, a trusted face and voice all across New Zealand.

What is news and what should not be missed is Judy Bailey is coming to Whitianga for a book signing and will be holding a Q and A as part of the book signing at the Monkey House Theatre in Coghill Street, Whitianga. This is a personal favour and one in which we get to be recipients.

Despite her immense popularity, her final day fronting the 6.00pm One News bulletin was 23 December, 2005.  Television New Zealand had announced some weeks earlier it would not be renewing existing contracts.

Derek and Mabel Murie of Paper Plus have organised this for their community. Judy’s book will be available for her to sign on that day. This book is not about news or politics, but about living with health and happiness as we age. This is a universal matter – we all age; we all want to live well.  This elegant and strong woman describes some wise insights and shares her own routines. The book is very easy to read but it touches on deep themes, not the surface of our lives.

Tickets @$20 are available from Paper Plus. “We need to keep a check on numbers to prevent overcrowding,” says Mabel

We want to provide Judy with a very warm welcome and give her ample time to share her insights.

The date is Monday 27 May 6.30pm.

This image was known to every New Zealander. It would be how most remember her as the nightly news reader and presenter on national television.