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New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters has seen his personal popularity reach a three-year high in the final 3News/Reid Research poll ahead of Election Day.

The veteran politician is the preferred Prime Minister for 9.1 per cent of those quizzed for the poll. That’s up from 7.9 per cent a week ago, and puts Peters just behind Labour leader David Cunliffe, whose personal popularity remains unchanged at 12.3 per cent.

The same survey taken just before the 2011 election had Peters on just 3.8 per cent. Continue reading »

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John Key’s personal popularity appears to have weathered the worst of the Dirty Politics storm, according to tonight’s 3News-Reid Research poll.

The National Party leader’s standing has gone up nearly four points in the past week, with 45 per cent of those polled naming him as their preferred Prime Minister.

But 3News Political Editor Patrick Gower says other numbers in tonight’s poll may not be such good reading for Key. Continue reading »

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3 News has launched its new weekly online series Let’s Get Political.

Presented by political reporter and press gallery member Tova O’Brien, the programme aims to educate and entertain an audience who haven’t yet engaged fully with New Zealand politics.

The show’s producer, Dan Lake says he wants the show to get more people involved in political discussion. Continue reading »

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A unique collaboration between Government, a television production company and TV3 will see a different type of story go to air on 3 News next week.

Great War Stories, a series of mini-documentaries that focus on WWI, will begin screening on Monday 4 August, the date Britain declared war on Germany 100 years ago.

In a first for 3 News, Great War Stories will run during the 6pm bulletin and will be narrated by Hilary Barry, whose great-grandfather fought at Passchendaele.

The series looks at the personal stories of New Zealanders like air ace Keith Caldwell and his extraordinary escapes; the cruel treatment of Mark Briggs, one of 14 conscientious objectors who were sent overseas and to the front line; and the fate of New Zealand’s 10,000 war horses. Continue reading »

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3 News is gearing up to provide comprehensive coverage of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games across its portfolio of news and current affairs programmes.

Reporter Michelle Pickles will lead a seven-strong team based in Glasgow, supported by an around-the-clock operation in the Auckland newsroom, providing Kiwis the most up-to-date information.

Director of News and Current Affairs Mark Jennings says TV3’s team has the experience and passion to provide unmatched news coverage of the Commonwealth Games. Continue reading »

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The latest 3 News/Reid Research poll will be released tonight at 6pm on TV3.

The poll was conducted from June 19-25 while Labour dealt with the Donghua Liu donations affair, and John Key was being welcomed to the White House.

3 News Political Editor Patrick Gower says the poll is “one to watch”. Continue reading »

3-newsTV3 have had their news cameras banned from the High Court after inappropriately covering the John Banks trial last week.

TV3 has been banned from filming John Banks’ trial after it breached media guidelines by recording the MP pulling something from his ear and eating it.

Justice Edwin Wylie said that TV3 last week had broadcast a clip of Banks sitting in the High Court in Auckland. Banks appeared to pull something from his ear, look at it and eat it. Continue reading »

There are times when media coverage of events goes a little too far and this time it has landed TV3 in court themselves over what they chose to air from last week’s trial of John Banks.

TV3 news bosses have been summoned to the High Court at Auckland this afternoon to explain why the network aired footage of John Banks appearing to eat something he picked out of his ear during his trial on a charge of filing a false electoral return.

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TV3 will have comprehensive coverage of the 2014 Budget, with expert analysis of the consequences for New Zealand business, the impact on ordinary Kiwis – and what this means for the General Election.

Special coverage begins this weekend, with The Nation. TV3’s influential political programme will hold the first multi-party debate of this election year, ahead of Thursday’s Budget. The economic spokespeople from the six smaller parliamentary parties will debate the economic direction of the country and the ‘hip-pocket issues’ that matter most to voters. Continue reading »

3-news3 News lead tonight with revelations that political hopeful, Kim Dotcom, owns a signed copy of Mein Kampf, the autobiographical manifesto written by Adolf Hitler.

However, Dotcom claims that he doesn’t subscribe to Nazi ideology and owns no other Nazi memorabilia.

“Let me make absolutely clear, OK. I’m not buying into the Nazi ideology. I’m totally against what the Nazis did.” Dotcom told TV3′s Brooke Sabin.

Last week, Dotcom had a gag order issued by the High Court against his former bodyguard Wayne Tempero who has spent the last few years by his side 24/7. Continue reading »