What people say they want and what people actually want are often two completely different things. For example, I say I want to exercise and get in shape but what I actually want is to not do those things.

This is where I'm at with TVNZ Breakfast as new host, national treasure and very serious newsman John Campbell takes a seat behind its desk.

"Kia ora, everyone," Campbell beamed on the first day of his new job. "Welcome. It's great to have you with us. Thanks for coming."


His warm welcome was welcomed. True I hadn't come far, just