Patrick worked in the Parliamentary Press Gallery for 10 years, eight of those with 3 News and Newshub, the past five as political editor.
He reported on four election campaigns, three different Governments and four different Prime Ministers.
Beyond the major events, highlights include Rodney Hide's use of perks, the "Teapot Tapes," the Judith Collins Oravida controversy, Labour's leadership changes, showing footage of rescue workers inside Pike River mine for the first time. And of course, hosting Three's live Newshub Leader's Debate this year.
He also covered two American elections, including getting questions from Donald Trump on multiple occasions.
The national correspondent role sees him reporting on stories of national significance and playing a key part in the Newshub Live at 6pm bulletin.
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