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TV3_NewslogoPatrick Gower, Duncan Garner and Lisa Owen will lead 3News’ comprehensive coverage of the 2015 Northland By-Election on TV3, RadioLIVE and online.

Screening Saturday, 28th March at 9:30pm on 3, a 3News Special ‘Northland Decides’ will provide analysis of the 2015 Northland by-election, bringing the latest results LIVE from the polling booth as votes are counted.
The programme will be hosted by 3News Political Editor Patrick Gower, and feature RadioLIVE Drive host Duncan Garner and The Nation host Lisa Owen providing in-studio analysis – gauging reaction and tracking developments in the electorate as the new local Member of Parliament is decided. Continue reading »

rebecca-wrightFrom 3 News to Campbell Live and then The Paul Henry Show, Rebecca Wright is now transitioning to a whole now broadcaster as she heads to TVNZ and One News according to The Diary.

She will start on March 30.

It’s a savvy move by TVNZ news director John Gillespie, who is keen to capitalise on Wright’s tenacious journalism and presenting skills. She brings much kudos and esteem to the network news team. Wright will replace Erin Conroy, who moves to Seven Sharp. Continue reading »

3-news3News Reid Research has done the first poll of the crucial Northland electorate since Winston Peters threw his hat in the ring – and it has real a shock for one of the main contenders.

3News Political Editor Patrick Gower says the result will leave one party reeling. Continue reading »

3NEWS_Kanoa LloydFrom Radio New Zealand this morning.

3 News is shrugging off criticism for its weather presenter’s regular use of Te Reo Māori.

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hilary-perlinaMediaWorks is delighted to announce Hilary Barry and Perlina Lau will be brightening up mornings on the ground-breaking Paul Henry show. Award-winning 3News and RadioLIVE presenter Hilary will be the news anchor in a four-strong presenting line up that includes newcomer Perlina Lau as social media presenter.

One of 2015’s most highly anticipated programmes, Paul Henry is a new breakfast show broadcast on RadioLIVE and TV3, with a major digital and social media presence.

Hilary will continue to present the 3News bulletin with Mike McRoberts, broadcast 6-7pm weekdays on TV3 and RadioLIVE. Continue reading »

David Farrier posted this tweet last night:

There has been regular commentary here on Throng about the inconsistent start times with The Paul Henry Show in the latter half of 2014 which may have been the reason behind the falling ratings. Continue reading »

3-newsThe news of Paul Henry returning to breakfast TV leaves us wondering what direction TV3 will take their late news next year. All that has been confirmed is that there will still be a late-night show.

Presumably they they will bring back a refreshed Nightline which TV3 have said would sit in reserve for future years.

Whether or not they stick with the current format of The Paul Henry Show, could Ali Mau or Mike Puru be a possibility? Both have filled in for Paul during the year. Or perhaps they’ll keep Janika ter Allen in the late night slot to present the news solo. We probably can’t rule out Sacha McNeil getting the job again either, especially with the new show replacing Firstline.

And what does this mean for Marcus Lush who currently hosts RadioLIVE’s breakfast show? Maybe this will see him move back to TV (Newsnight, anyone?)

Paul Henry was big news on twitter yesterday with many I’m sure wondering the same as this guy:

sit in reserve for future years

3NEWS_Kanoa Lloyd

MediaWorks TV is delighted to confirm that Kanoa Lloyd will join Ingrid Hipkiss and Emma Brannam in the 3News weather presenting team.

Lloyd joins TV3 from the Mai FM breakfast show. Her previous roles include presenting FOUR Live.

Lloyd will work fulltime in news; but her main responsibility will be presenting weekend weather, replacing Josh Heslop who is heading overseas. Continue reading »


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 »

3-newsAnother day, another political poll.

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 »