19 Jul 2015

Oprah to make first visit to New Zealand

11:38 am on 19 July 2015

The American talk-show host Oprah Winfrey is to visit New Zealand for the first time.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey Photo: AFP

She announced she would bring her live show An Evening with Oprah to Auckland in December as part of an international tour.

The date has been set for 16 December but the venue is yet to be announced.

The tour includes five dates in Australia earlier in December.

On Twitter, Ms Winfrey said she was looking forward to the trip.

"Excited about returning Down Under!" she wrote.

A powerful player in media, Ms Winfrey hosted her own show for 25 years and now has a cable network, OWN, as well as a movie imprint, Harpo Films.