- Rail fault in Wellington (Developing story, live cross, Rebecca Williams)
- Pike River update (Live cross, Vicki Wilkinson-Baker)
- Pike River Royal Commission Inquiry (Live cross, Guyon Espiner)
- Hanover Finance probe (Simon Bradwell)
- Wikileaks release (Tim Wilson)
- Pike River (Exclusive video)
- Pike River update (Live cross, Michael Morrah)
- Pike River future (Patrick Gower)
- Pike River Royal Commission Inquiry (Live cross, Duncan Garner)
- Pike River ACC Compensation (Jane Luscombe)
3 News and ONE News both had video footage of the mine explosion from today but 3 News did have the better pictures with aerial shots of the flames which were quite impressive as opposed to shaky handy-cam type footage on ONE News. It just felt a little weird seeing “exclusive” in relation to Pike River and I realised that the news bulletins have been quite sparing in their use of “exclusive” lately — given they could have said that about a number of the interviews with family members. Of that, I am glad.
3 News used Q+A footage where John Key confirmed the inquiry details.
3 News still filled their top 5 with Pike River, whereas ONE News led with train problems in Wellingon and two other stories.