I got an email and I thought it was too good to be true -- but it's not!
It appears that this is because he was only offered a one year contract renewal.
Who cares what the reason is? The Gnome has gone!!!!! Praise the Lord!!!! Maybe TVNZ will be able to get someone to front the 7pm slot who can actually interview people competently, and provide news/current affairs instead of infotainment drivel?!
Someone who wouldn't call Kofi Annan a "Cheeky Darkie!"
This has to be the best day in New Zealand news broadcasting for a generation!