3 News

Two of the country’s foremost political journalists are joining forces for the first time, for Budget 2012, a 3 News special, screening at 2pm, Thursday 24 May on TV3 – and streaming LIVE at 3news.co.nz/budget2012.

3 News political editor, Duncan Garner and 60 Minutes’ Guyon Espiner, former political editor for TVNZ, are joining forces for a 90 minute special on what both describe as a “tough budget delivered in tough times”.

Budget 2012 will bring viewers the definitive look at the 2012 Budget, including expert analysis on what the consequences will be for New Zealand business and for ordinary Kiwis. Continue reading »

2:00pm – Thursday, May 24 on TV 3

Hosted by Duncan Garner and Guyon Espiner, 3 News: Budget 2012 screens LIVE on Thursday, May 24th at 2pm on 3.

Joining Duncan Garner and Guyon Espiner in the Auckland newsroom will be BERL economist, Ganesh Nana and New Zealand Herald Political, Business and International reporter, Fran O’Sullivan, as well as CEO of the New Zealand Stock Exchange, Mark Weldon who will be LIVE in the Wellington studio.

“This coverage includes the best of journalistic, economic and political minds in the country,” explains producer Keith Slater.

The 3 News: Budget 2012 screens on Thursday, May 24th at 2pm on 3.

Radio Live has appointed Duncan Garner as permanent host of the 3pm-6pm Drive show.

Duncan starts his new role on 1 December, leaving the gallery, where he is the 3 News Political Editor.

Jana Rangooni, General Manager – Talk Brands, MediaWorks Radio, says Duncan brings a rare combination of news acumen, and great personality and flair to his new role.

“Duncan is one of the most entertaining people in the news media but most people outside the business have yet to see this side of him,” she says. Continue reading »

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. Teapot tapes (Jessica Mutch, live cross)
2. Tongan King arrives home (Barbara Dreaver, live cross)
3. POAL and MUNZ heads back to mediation
4. Hundreds of people sleeping at Christchurch airport (Alison Pugh)
5. Christchurch Cathedral deconstruction begins

3 News

1. Teatop tapes (Duncan Garner)
2. Bradley Ambrose comments on teapot tapes outcome (Jane Luscombe)
3. Teapot tapes (Duncan Garner, live cross)
4. Skate park attack goes viral (Amanda Gillies)
5. New giveway rules

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Let me preface this post by saying that I despise New Zealand’s overzealous love of rugby about as much I despise New Zealand’s apparent dislike for Australia and its residents.  These two things alone seem to be driven so much by the media that it appalls me.  Considering Australia is New Zealand’s #1 overseas holiday destination and many Kiwis choose to live there makes the entire premise a farce, but let’s come back to the rugby element.

On Saturday, New Zealand learned that we had lost one of our greatest minds.  Sir Paul Callaghan, the 2011 New Zealander of the Year, held many accolades including being a Principal Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.  His list of credentials are as long as they are impressive.  However, despite this, his death and ultimate loss to New Zealand was relegated to the fourth most important news item on both One News and 3 News, something I thought was worth lamenting. Continue reading »

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. Super Rugby returns to Christchurch (Lorelei Mason, live cross)
2. Rugby League Park refit
3. CAA investigating Hot Air Balloon incident in Canterbury
4. Sir Paul Callaghan dies (Rebecca Edwards)
5. Annual student gathering in Dunedin (Megan Martin)

3 News

1. Kiwi jailed in Argentina (Allison Harvey)
2. Auckland rents rise (Amanda Gillies)
3. Trayvon Martin case (Adam Hollingworth)
4. Sir Paul Callaghan dies (Alex Bourne)
5. Super Rugby returns to Christchurch (Jim Kayes, live cross)

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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. 250 more properties red stickered (Lisa Davies, live cross)
2. New temporary village for Christchurch
3. Kiwis in US court  (Jake Tame)
4. Port screening in New Zealand
5. 31 hour seige comes to an end in Toulouse (Garth Bray)

3 News

1. MFAT spends $200k despite reforms (Patrick Gower, live cross)
2. 251 more properties red stickered (Hamish Clark)
3. Progressive Enterprises warned over misleading sales claims (Amanda Gillies)
4. 32 hour seige comes to an end in Toulouse (Melissa Davies)
5. Whitney Houston death

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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. Bronwyn Pullar goes public (Simon Bradwell)
2. US lead training in New Zealand (Michael Parkin, live cross, exclusive)
3. POAL locks out MUNZ workers (Lisa Owen, live cross)
4. New oil leak from Rena
5. Darren Hodges sentenced (Donna-Marie Lever)

3 News

1. POAL locks out MUNZ workers (Tom McRae, live cross)
2. Bronwyn Pullar goes public (Tova O’Brien)
3. Mourners farewell Foveaux Straight victims (Dave Goosselink)
4. Toulouse Police in standoff with shooter (Elizabeth Palmer, CBS)
5. Kim Dotcom gets $60k per month living allowance (Amanda Gillies) Continue reading »

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. Nick Smith resigns from cabinet (Jessica Mutch, live cross)
2. Nick Smith resigns from cabinet (Heather du Plessis-Allen)
3. Dean Robert Miller in court on charges
4. Tama Iti returns home (Donna-Marie Lever)
5. Cost of Operation 8 (Lisa Owen)

3 News

1. Nick Smith resigns from cabinet (Tova O’Brien)
2. Nick Smith resigns from cabinet (Duncan Garner, live cross)
3. Looking back at Nick Smith’s career (Patrick Gower)
4. Toulouse police hunt shooter (Adam Hollingworth)
5. Mexican earthquake

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Adam Hollingworth’s story on 3 News tonight had new footage from TMZ of Kony 2012 campaigner Jason Russell’s naked meltdown.  However, he also included footage, which he prefaced by saying it had been broadcast on US networks, but was not of Jason Russell at all.

On seeing the piece, Matthew Holloway tweeted:

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