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. Canterbury earthquake royal commission (Lisa Davies)
2. 2011, record year for disasters
3. Australian flooding (Simon Dallow)
4. Australian flooding (Melinda Nucifora, Network Ten, live cross)
5. Budget cuts for Police (Jessica Mutch)
1. Australian flooding (Samantha Hayes, live cross)
2. Australian flooding (Adam Hollingworth)
3. Canterbury earthquake royal commission (Annabelle Tukia)
4. Asset sales (Duncan Garner)
5. Chris Cairns in court (Melissa Davies, live cross)
Both Adam Hollingworth and Amanda Gillies used the same images in their stories while Adam’s story included much of what Amanda had already told us.
Of the political stories, 3 News covered the asset sales while One News focused on the cuts to police.
Former New Zealand cricketer, Chris Cairns, was in court to defend allegations he was involved in match fixing.