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. Pike River (Lisa Davies, live cross)
2. WINZ overpayments (Heather du Plessis-Allen, exclusive)
3. Iwi meet with Crown over asset sales (Michael Parkin, live cross)
4. Power prices rising by up to 7% (Amy Kelley)
5. Milk price war
1. Pike River (Rachel Morton, live cross)
2. Navy barge hits reef (Michael Morrah)
3. Bluff teenager has encounter with shark (Dave Goosselink)
4. Large whale shark found
5. Funeral for wasp attack victim (Rachel Tiffen)
The Pike River Royal Commission’s findings as to what caused the explosion and deaths at the mine lead both bulletins tonight. The most likely scenario is said to be a roof collapse that released methane which was then ignited by what they assumed was the turning back on of an electrical system that had been off for repairs.
3 News had the comment of the night from Lt Col Bronwyn Heslop who said the following in response to the grounding of the navy barge
It’s not ideal but, you know, you have boats, there are rocks.