While the evidence provided by 3rd Degree was interesting and generated a lot of talk, many, and us included, thought the reporting was rather poor.

The following comment was posted by someone who covered the case when it happened and suggests the 3rd Degree story hurts the credibility of television journalism.

I was sent down there on the day it happened to cover it for the Holmes Show. At that time we all thought it was a tragic murder suicide. I think the police thought that too, which is why they didn’t take the initial collection of evidence with the diligence they should have. Continue reading »

When Paul Holmes departed TVNZ for Prime, TV3 jumped at the chance to put a new current affairs show up against the replacement, Close Up.  Campbell Live debuted with an average audience of 415,200 viewers on the 21st of March, 2005 and that record remains as the highest rating episode in the show’s history.

Fast forward to 2013 and Close Up is gone, replaced by Seven Sharp, a show that has been described as a light-hearted take on current affairs, in the hope that TV One could stem the falling viewership problems they’d been experiencing.  Then, for the first time in Campbell Live’s history, TV3 beat TV One in the 7pm timeslot.  That monumental occasion was repeated three times in the first two months.

The stars are definitely rising for John Campbell and his team.  The 30 day moving average is up nearly 100,000 viewers per episode on the start of the year and is at the highest point in the show’s history.

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Winston Peters is appealing a High Court decision that dismisses his defamation case against TVNZ.

The New Zealand First leader sought to sue TVNZ for broadcasting defamatory comments against him made by National MP David Carter. The case was dismissed.

Peters’ lawyer Brian Henry told the Court of Appeal today that the case is now focussing on allegations broadcast on former TV One show Holmes in 2004.

The comments made were in a sworn affidavit read to Parliament by Ken Shirley, a former Act MP, authored by Yvonne Dossetter.

While comments made in the House are exempt from certain laws regarding defamation, Holmes featured clips of Shirley reading the affidavit.

“It’s about the allegations made by her when she has no privilege,” Henry said.

“TVNZ are liable for re-broadcasting.”

The Court of Appeal reserved its decision.

Source: Herald

Sunday 17th June 2007

The daughter of one of the country’s most well known broadcasters has been arrested on drugs charges.

19-year-old Millie Holmes was adopted by Paul Holmes when he married former children’s TV presenter Hine Elder.

She recently appeared as one of the models in the TV3 show, Deal or No Deal, but left the show under a cloud.

It is understood Holmes is in the police cells at Auckland central police station.

She was arrested earlier today at an address in Grey Lynn on four charges including possession of a pipe and possession of methamphetamine.

3 News approached Paul Holmes but he refused to comment on the matter.

3 News understands his daughter will be held in custody until she appears in the Auckland District Court tomorrow.

Monday 18th June 2007

Millie Holmes, the adopted daughter of TV personality Paul Holmes, is out of the cells tonight and free on bail.

She faces a number of serious charges including methamphetamine possession.

Millie Holmes left court accompanied by her father Paul after appearing on a total of nine charges dating back to early may.

She was listed in court documents under her mother Hine’s maiden name, Elder.

There are two charges of possession of methamphetamine or P, possession of a P-pipe, a bong and a cannabis plant, permitting her Grey Lynn flat to be used for drug offences and receiving stolen clothing worth $15,000, and a stolen plasma TV worth $18,000.

Police believe the stolen goods came from Smith and Caughey.

Paul Holmes made a brief statement outside court saying that his daughter is sick and that she has a big hill to climb.

The 19-year-old model was arrested at her Grey Lynn flat on Sunday and spent the night in the cells at Auckland police station.

Today when she appeared before a judge police did not oppose bail.

The judge suppressed her bail conditions and said he could not understand the level of interest in the case.

He said apart from the charges relating to receiving stolen goods the others seemed routine but he supposed it was her connection to someone else in the community.

He ordered her to reappear in court next month.

Source: 3news.co.nz

In his final show for the year, Paul Holmes talks to five New Zealand entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses…

Doug Bartlett who invented the TV cart, a shopping cart designed to entertain young children while their parents shop in supermarkets. He has a contract to supply Wal-Mart in America with 15,000 carts over the next three years at $50 million a year.
‘House of Travel’s’ founder Chris Paulsen has grown the company from 35 stores in 1986 to 90 outlets and 1100 staff with a turnover of $500 million.

Bob Robertson from ‘Infinity Investment Group’ has had a long and successful career that began with TV shopping and in-store demonstration businesses. He used profits from these successes to start up ‘Infinity’ in Wanaka where he not only sells sections, but lifestyles. His most recent project is a ‘Pegasus’ township outside of Christchurch.

Michael McDonald from ‘Mactec Aerospace International’ is still in his twenties. Michael and his Dad have founded the company which designs and manufactures ground support equipment for aircraft here and overseas. Their company has grown 80 percent in just four years.
And Richard Taylor needs no introduction, the Oscar winner set up ‘Weta Workshop and Digital’ with his wife Tanya twenty years ago. He’s now world famous for his work on ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, ‘King Kong’ and ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’.

Don’t miss the final Holmes show for the year.
Saturday 16 December at 7.30pm on PRIME

Paul Holmes interviews Dame Stella Rimington who was the first woman Director-General of the MI5. She controversially continued her policy of openness about the Service by publishing full and frank memoirs after her retirement.

She’s also written a number of spy novels.

Saturday, November 11, 7.30pm, Prime.

Next week Paul interviews The Lady Killers – Jackie Clarke, Suzanne Lynch, Tina Cross, Taisha.

Judy Bailey is giving her first TV interview after leaving TVNZ Saturday 28th October, 7:30pm on Prime. She’ll talk about her infamous $800,000 salary, how she found out she was leaving, and her thoughts on TVNZ.

Her autobiography, My Own Words is out on Monday.

Should be interesting!