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Hilary Timmins
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Hilary first appeared on New Zealand television in 1986 when she began her co-hosting role of the iconic NZ game show, It's In The Bag, alongside John Hawkesby.

Hilary went on to become a household name and has rarely been off the screen since, appearing on many successful television shows.

In 1992, Hilary began her long association with Lotto; a relationship now into its twelfth year. She has fronted the weekly live Lotto Draw for this period, and is now also involved in the scripting and production of the show. Her involvement with Lotto also stretches to the directing of many community grants and celebrity inserts, as well as appearing in numerous brand commercials and fronting sponsorship and promotional campaigns including the America's Cup and Festival New Zealand.

Hilary is also actively involved in community and charity work, and is a national ambassador for the children's charities Variety and Skylight.



Career Highlights

Hilary lists some of her more notable career highlights as:

Filming It's In The Bag from Scott Base, Antarctica.

Co-anchoring the 1990 Telethon in Wellington.

Fronting the half-hour Milli-On-Air Special.

Hosting the Live Lotto Draw in front of a crowd of 250,000 at Xmas in the Park.

Being New Zealand's first female game-show host on Telebingo.

1986-1990: It's In The Bag

1989-1990: Life in the Fridge Exists

1990: Armchair Shopper

1990: Telethon

1991-1993: Kiwi Winners

1992: NZ Festival of Arts