1 NEWS reporter Katie Bradford opens up about online abuse: 'If you're having a bad day that stuff's really hard'

1 NEWS reporter Katie Bradford has spoken candidly about the impact of cyber-bullyng.

Appearing in a clip released ahead of this week's The Inside Word programme on TVNZ's Duke channel, Bradford revealed she is vulnerable to online comments, despite the impression those in the public eye are fair-game for anything.

"Being in the public eye you expect people are going to say what they like, for example, a couple of weeks a go an ice-cream truck nearly drove into me in Waitangi and a woman on Facebook posted, 'if that truck had hit her, it would have been a write-off'," Bradford said.

"I'm barely five foot for starters so I don't think I would have done much damage to the truck, but if you're having a bad day, that stuff is really hard.

"People think, for whatever reason, that's OK and I should just have to put up with it - and most of the time you do."

Bradford also recalled an email she received belittling her presenting skills.

"Another one called a colleague and I Dumb and Dumber; lots of comments about being stupid, I notice on Facebook. There are a lot of things accusing us of having low intelligence and not being smart - ironically a lot of the time they're not spelt correctly," she said.

"I have blocked so many people now because it would get so nasty some really awful stuff."

The Inside Word airs 9pm Sunday on TVNZ DUKE, and the full series is available now OnDemand.



Nineties boy bands are back! Boyzone and Westlife stars team up to make new band Boyzlife

Remember Boyzone and Westlife?

Both boy-bands were mega-famous in the 1990s and early 2000s, selling out arenas and breaking hearts.

Now, one member from each of those bands has teamed up to make ...wait for it ... Boyzlife. And now they're in New Zealand.

Seven Sharp's Carolyn Robinson tracked them down.

Watch the video to see the full interview with Keith Duffy from Boyzone and Brian McFadden from Westlife.

The pair are in New Zealand and Seven Sharp’s Carolyn Robinson tracked them down. Source: Seven Sharp

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'As a young Maori actor' Julian Dennison says he wants to 'change the world' during Seven Sharp interview ahead of Deadpool 2 release

He's probably New Zealand's most famous 15-year-old, but Julian Dennison definitely hasn't lost touch with reality as he awaits the release of his latest film - Hollywood blockbuster Deadpool 2.

Seven Sharp's Tamati Rimene-Sproat had a chat with Dennison ahead of the film's release, and found he very much still seems like that kid from Morrinsville, Waikato.

"I try and get back and get on top of it but its hard when your out and don't have time but I love chilling out with family," he says.

With Dennison's family by his side he's storming Hollywood without losing his soul.

"As a young Maori actor, I don't want to be seen as a child star, I want to be seen as a serious actor and an actor who can change the world," Dennison says.

And what of working alongside A-list actors Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin.

"I was really intimidated by them, they've been in this so much longer than me, they've done bigger films, they're really influential people in the industry so yeah I did have to pinch myself and open my eyes and say this is really happening," he says.

The Hunt for the Wilderpeople star is making it big in Hollywood. Source: Seven Sharp