Here is a run down of the 5 most important stories on One News and 3 News tonight. Please leave your comments on the bulletins in the comments below.
1. Drug Bust (Donna-Marie Lever, live cross)
2. Containers start being removed from Rena
3. Prime Minister walks out of press conference (Jessica Mutch, live cross)
4. Leaders debate promo (Guyon Espiner)
5. Zac Guilford (Kim Vinnell)
1. Prime Minister walks out of press conference (Duncan Garner)
2. Teapot Tapes (Duncan Garner, live cross)
3. Teapot Tapes (Patrick Gower)
4. Zac Guilford (Michael Morrah)
5. Zac Guilford (Amanda Gillies)
One News admits not having heard the tapes and yet speculates as to their contents. Is speculation news? Guyon Espiner’s live cross was merely a promo for the upcoming minor leader’s debate. Kim Vinnell’s coverage of the bizarrely ongoing Zac Guilford story included messages of support from other sports stars on twitter and facebook.
Patrick Gower’s grilling of John Banks managed to get some contradictions. Duncan Garner again admited that he didn’t believe the tapes would be that damaging to Key despite almost begging for permission to release their contents. Despite this admission, the first three stories were related to them. The alcohol problems of a rugby player unbelievably took the fourth and fifth story.