Sonia Gray

Sonia Gray is new Zealand's second longest serving Lotto presenter, on track to beat Hillary Timmins' 16 year record in 2021. She lives in Sandringham with her husband, twin daughters and an unwelcome family of mice.

Television
Jan 4, 2017

Summer reissue: Where are the Asian faces on our TV screens?

New Zealand is rightly proud of the multi-ethnic and -cultural society it's growing into. But while Māori and Pacific representation has improved since the '80s, our exploding Asian population remains near-invisible. In part one of a two-part series, Sonia Gray tries to find out why.

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Television
Jun 14, 2016

Diversify or die: What New Zealand television can learn from our film industry

Why are there still minimal Māori, Pacific and Asian populations in prime time? And why does cultural representation in the film industry remain light years ahead of television? In the second part of a two-part series, Sonia Gray tries to find out.

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Television
May 17, 2016

Where are the Asian faces on our TV screens?

Our exploding Asian population remains near-invisible on our television screens. In part one of a two-part series, Sonia Gray tries to find out why.

Read on.


Sports
Feb 6, 2016

Can it be real? On the impossibility of being a happy Black Caps fan

The Black Caps are historically great, so why does it feel wrong to believe in them? Sonia Gray writes on the hurt haunting the team’s winning run.

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Television
Jan 18, 2016

Sonia Gray on the public life of a Shortland Street villain

Lotto presenter Sonia Gray first found fame as the conniving Aleesha Cook on Shortland Street. She reflects on real life playing a fake villain ahead of the iconic show's return to our screens this week.

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Sports
Jan 6, 2016

Summer Reissue: How the Black Caps are Killing with Kindness

Actress, presenter and cricket tragic Sonia Gray on the stealthy way the Blackcaps have adopted reverse sledging and "respect-shaming" as tactics.

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Sports
Nov 27, 2015

Sports: How the Black Caps are Killing with Kindness

Actress, presenter and cricket tragic Sonia Gray on the stealthy way the Blackcaps have adopted reverse sledging and "respect-shaming" as tactics.

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Media
Oct 27, 2015

30 Years From its Prime, Miss Universe is Still Handing Out Tiaras

Actress and Lotto presenter Sonia Gray hosted Miss Universe New Zealand over the weekend. Here she recounts for us her experience walking back in time to this magical and deeply strange world.

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