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. Ferry sinking in Papua New Guinea (Barbara Dreaver, live cross)
2. Football riots in Egypt (Simon Bradwell)
3. Judge throws out cycling death case (Lacey Wilson)
4. Yan Ping Yang murderer gets life imprisonment
5. HIV infected are going undiagnosed (Jack Tame)
1. Judge throws out cycling death case (Rachel Morton)
2. Football riots in Egypt (John Ray, ITV)
3. Football riots in Egypt (Ayman Mohyeldin, NBC)
4. Investigation into immigrant exploitation at Auckland liquor store (Tony Reid)
5. Land sales to non-residents (Patrick Gower)
One News had difficulty connecting to correspondent Rachel Anderson for commentary on the Egypt riots.
The group of student immigants allegedly being exploited by their boss was amusing in that One News covered it as well but outside of the top 5. While Tony Reid went looking for “Yousef” and managed to track him down, Kim Vinnell was asking staff if she could speak to Ala’a but none of them had heard of that person before. According to One News, the employer at the center of the story is Ala’a Yousef Bader so perhaps he only goes by Yousef. One News also stated that the earnings were as low as $2 an hour while 3 News said “$3 an hour and some days, nothing at all”.
One News did a good job in wording the stats for Jack Tame’s story on the 20% of HIV-positive gay men in Auckland not being aware they were infected.