3 News

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.

One News

1. Search for 13 year old bridge jumper (Kim Vinnell, live cross)
2. Teenage window cleaner falls (Amy Kelley)
3. Merivale Mall closure (Ana Olykan)
4. Kent Gardner: UK New Zealander of the Year (Garth Bray)
5. Sea Lion shot on Otago Peninsula (Max Bania)

3 News

1. Search for 13 year old bridge jumper (Amanda Gillies)
2. Merivale Mall closure (Jessica Rowe)
3. Syrian conflict (Stuart Ramsay, Sky News)
4. New building rules (Charlotte Shipman)
5. Father puts bullet in daughter’s laptop over facebook comments (Benjamin Cohen, Channel 4)

Commentary

TBC

Verdict

Tie

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.

One News

1. More homes set for demolition in Christchurch (Daniel Faitaua, live cross)
2. Commercial building audit (Renee Graham, live cross)
3. Pike River inquiry (Lisa Davies)
4. Public submissions invited on 111 system
5. POAL mediation (Stephen Smith, live cross)

3 News

1. More homes set for demolition in Christchurch (Hamish Clark, live cross)
2. Crusaders home ground construction (Jessica Rowe)
3. Commercial building audit (Dan Parker)
4. Lloyd Morrison dies (Rachel Tiffen)
5. 18yo window cleaner injured from 30m fall

Commentary

TBC

Verdict

TBC

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.

One News

1. CTV Building not up to standards (Lorelei Mason, live cross)
2. Gerry Brownlee apologises to Bob Parker for calling him a clown (Daniel Faitaua)
3. New Dotcom property seisure (Donna-Marie Lever)
4. Asian woman has elbow dislocated by police (Amy Kelley)
5. Electoral Commission rules against Radio Live’s Prime Minister’s hour (Jessica Mutch, live cross)

3 News

1. CTV Building not up to standards (Hamish Clark, live cross)
2. Christchurch death toll
3. Gerry Brownlee apologises to Bob Parker for calling him a clown (Annabelle Tukia)
4. Police retreat from permanent 4kph tolerance (Dan Parker)
5. Unemployment (Duncan Garner)

Commentary

Did Wendy Petrie refer to Kim Dotcom as a “German Billionaire” tonight? 

The decision on tonight’s verdict came down to the final story on One News. The electoral commission announced that it would be referring TV3’s sister company, Radio Live, to the police over the Prime Minister’s radio show that aired for an hour on the 30th of September, 2011, a little less than two months before the general election.  However, what they failed to mention was that TVNZ’s One News themselves were also referred to the police.

TVNZ OneNews coverage before 7pm on 26 November 2011.  It is the Electoral Commission’s view that the broadcast breached section 197(1)(g)(i) of the Electoral Act 1993 because it included statements that were likely to influence any elector as to the party for whom the elector should or should not vote.

3 News also provided clarification on their shark attack story from the previous night that the moving pictures of the shark cage were actually from a different operator.

Verdict

3 News

This is an absolute gem care of 3 News.

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.

One News

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

3 News

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)

Commentary

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. 

Verdict

Tie

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.

One News

1. Father of abused jailed for 3 years (Kim Vinnell)
2. John Gadsby avoids jail (Daniel Faitaua)
3. Sonny Bill Williams (Craig Stanaway)
4. Water rights Waitangi claim (Michael Parkin, live cross)
5. Asset sales protest (Renee Graham)

3 News

1. John Gadsby avoids jail (Annabelle Tukia, live cross)
2. Asset sales protest (Duncan Garner)
3. Water rights Waitangi claim (Charlotte Shipman)
4. Mondayising public holidays
5. Rena clean up now at $130m

Commentary

The John Gadsby story was completely unnecessary and only made headlines, even leading 3 News, because of his celebrity status but as Annabelle Tukia pointed out, his fourth time being caught over the limit was dwarfed by the other person up on their 18th charge.  Apparently the number of people being caught over the limit in Christchurch is on the rise but that was the minor point to the story.  

The Sonny Bill Williams biffo made the top five on One News with Craig Stanaway asking if it was a publicity stunt.  3 News didn’t give it such a high spot.

One News finally got around to headlining the water rights Waitangi claim that Patrick Gower reported on repeatedly over the weekend.

Both networks covered the protest at parliament over asset sales as well.

Verdict

Tie

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.

One News

1. Waitangi (Jessica Mutch, live cross)
2. Waitangi (Jack Tame)
3. Waitangi Day celebrations in Auckland (Donna-Marie Lever)
4. Waitangi Day celebrations elsewhere
5. Waitangi Day in Bluff (Max Bania)

3 News

1. Waitangi (Patrick Gower, live cross)
2. Breastfeeding protest against Facebook (Rachel Morton)
3. 60th anniversary of Queen Eliabeth’s reign 
4. UK weather (Melissa Davies)
5. Queensland flooding (Samantha Hayes, live cross)

Commentary

It was all Waitangi Day drama and celebrations again on One News while there was one political story of the day’s events on 3.  

The breastfeeding photo ban by Facebook story raises some interesting questions.  Is showing a woman breastfeeding with a baby latched on on one side and suction cup on the other in good taste and decency?  Should there have been a warning for those people who may have been offended by the images?

The last four stories on 3 News were also all international stories while One News was completely local coverage.

Verdict

Tie

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.

One News

1. Drama at Te Ti Marae (Jessica Mutch, live cross)
2. David Shearer’s first Waitangi
3. Waitangi Day (Stephen Smith)
4. History of drama at Waitangi
5. Governor General inspects Royal Guard

3 News

1. Water Treaty settlement (Patrick Gower, live cross)
2. Drama at Te Ti Marae (Mihingarangi Forbes)
3. Russia and China veto UN Syrian resolution (Alex Forrest, ITV)
4. Protests outside Syrian embassies (Tony Field)
5. Heavy snow in UK (Martha Fairlie, ITV)

Commentary

It was all Waitangi Day coverage on One News.  Plenty of drama but also some highlights of the brighter side to the national day.

There were only four stories in the first segment on 3 News tonight.  Two stories were dedicated to Waitangi Day followed by two stories regarding the problems in Syria and then the weather in the UK. 

Verdict

Tie

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.

One News

1. Pitch invader at Wellington Sevens (Rebecca Edwards, live cross)
2. Kim Dotcom denied bail 
3. Asset sales (Jessica Mutch)
4. Governor General arrives at Waitangi
5. Papua New Guinea boat sinking 

3 News

1. Water Asset Sales (Patrick Gower, live cross)
2. Governor General arrives at Waitangi (Mihingarangi Forbes, live cross)
3. New Zealnd summer (Alex Bourne)
4. Official Christchurch Earthquake death toll rises
5. Anomaly in ground survey (Jenny Suo)

Commentary

One News was shortened to a half hour bulletin tonight due to the Wellington Sevens.  Did anyone feel as though they missed something?

One News lead with coverage of the pitch invader from the Sevens that have been screening on the channel.  3 News lead with developments that the Maori Council are wanting a Treaty settlement on water before any asset sales take place.

The drama around the asset sales in relation to the Treaty of Waitangi appears to once again have the media salivating at the prospect of violent protest on our national day.

Meanwhile, Alex Bourne lamented New Zealand’s lack of summer before another bizarre case of “is there actually anything going on here” with an anomaly being found in a ground scan in a 40+ year old cold case.  Unless they actually find the body of the toddler who went missing after being pressumed drowned, I fail to see how this story is worth any value anywhere in a news bulletin. 

Verdict

One News