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John Campbell attempts to save the day when Mike Hall’s microphone fails.

TV3 must have amazing cameramen if they can catch two women kissing in the background while an interview is going on with a former gold medalist from the ’84 Olympics.

I can see complaints roll in over the reporter making special note of it and zooming in on it, but it was good TV and obviously a sharp eye by the person who discovered it in post.

3 News is gearing up to provide comprehensive coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games across its portfolio of news and current affairs programmes, bringing the London experience into Kiwi living rooms.

Mike McRoberts and Michelle Pickles will lead an eight-strong team based in London, supported by an around-the-clock operation in the Auckland newsroom, providing Kiwis the most up-to-date information on the world’s greatest sporting event.

Director News and Current Affairs Mark Jennings says TV3’s team has the experience and passion to provide unmatched news coverage of the London Games. Continue reading »

TV3 got a little ahead of themselves last night. Continue reading »

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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