Sir Paul Holmes has no regrets and is happy to spend the rest of his days reminiscing at his Poukawa home in Hawke's Bay.
In an interview with the Sunday programme last night, Sir Paul reflected on his 30 years in broadcasting and on life.
"I love people. I really worked hard and I did it well, I think. There were some slip-ups and there were some bloody stupid mistakes.
"I upset some bad people, which I don't mind, but I also upset some good people," he said.
Clips of the infamous 1989 Dennis Conner interview were shown and Sir Paul admitted he had been trying to get him to walk out all along.
"I wanted some theatre ... I wanted him to walk out," he said.
Asked about the most memorable story he had worked on, he could not go past that of Aids sufferer Eve van Grafhorst, the little girl who moved to Hastings in 1986 and touched the country's hearts.
Sir Paul said he wanted to show people that being around someone with Aids did not mean they would get sick.
"You could let her kiss you ... and hug you. I was not afraid of that," he said.
- APN News & Media