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. Turangi 5yo girl assault case (Stephen Smith, live cross)
2. Rena salvage (Kim Vinnell, live cross)
3. Hot air balloon wreckage removed (Daniel Faitaua)
4. Drug driving campaign (Matt McLean)
5. Ports of Auckland mediation
1. Rena Salvage (Rachel Tiffen, live cross)
2. Rena Salvage (Jono Hutchison, live cross)
3. Ports of Auckland mediation (Tony Field)
4. Hot air balloon wreckage removed
5. Korean fishing crew to be flown to New Zealand
Rena delivered two stories on 3 News tonight at the top of the bulletin while there was only a single story on One News after their lead story about the 16 year old accused of assaulting the 5 year old tourist in Turangi. 3 News had a short update about the case outside of their top 5.
One News still had a reporter on the scene of the hot air balloon crash to tell us that the wreckage has now been taken away. 3 News had a short update on the fact.
3 News had a story about the Ports of Auckland industrial action while it was a short update on One.
One News also had a story about a new ad campaign that was starting tonight. News worthy? Yes. But was it paid editorial? 3 News had the story later in their bulletin.