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. Soldier in coma (Donna-Marie Lever)
2. New Zealand and Australian Prime Ministers meeting (Steve Marshall, live cross)
3. Dairy Holdings to stay in New Zealand hans (Sarah Batley)
4. Peter Whittall setting up new company (Lisa Davies)
5. Whanganui vs Wanganui (Arrun Soma)
1. New Zealand and Australian Prime Ministers meeting (Samantha Hayes, live cross)
2. Shooting in Onehunga (Rachel Morton, live cross, breaking news)
3. Child death arrest (Rachel Morton, live cross, breaking news)
4. UN sends weapons inspectors to Iran (David Martin, CBS)
5. Treaty settlement for far north (unattributed)
It was a strange start to the news hour tonight. One News lead with the soldier who collapsed during a trial for the SAS before the trans-tasman meeting in Melbourne. Sarah Batley then backtracked on last night’s news that foreigners were going to be buying up more rural real estate when in fact the buyers are kiwi, possibly a superannuation fund.
Peter Whittall is setting up a new company that is going to do consulting for the mining industry, a move that has offended families whose relatives are still buried in the mine at Pike River.
And apparently the H is still missing from Wanganui.
On 3 News, the trans-tasman story was the lead before two breaking news stories.
The treaty settlement story was actually on One News last night.
It was a tough call tonight. The breaking news stories were cancelled out by the treaty story that was on One News yesterday. Despite the correction that there were no foreigners involved in the purchase of the Dairy Holdings company we cannot award the win to 3 News.
Further on in the bulletins, both networks covered a topless protest. One News had the breasts blurred out while 3 News aired the flesh without any censoring or warning.