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. Destiny Church city (Kate Lynch, live cross)
2. Rena clean up (Kim Vinnell, live cross)
3. Rotorua Shoplifters
4. Date looming for red sticker evictions (Abby Scott)
5. New restrictions in Fiji (Barbara Dreaver)
1. Rena clean up (Jono Hutchison, live cross)
2. Rena salvage (Tony Reid)
3. Rena clean up (Rachel Tiffen, live cross)
4. Fire on ship in Antartica (Emma Jollif)
5. Fonterra confirms wholesale milk price cut
The Rena disaster dominated 3 News again tonight, taking out their top 3 spots while it was just a single story on One in the second spot. While 3 Newsthere had acquired some close up footage from Maritime New Zealand, there wasn’t much else that couldn’t have been squeezed into a single story with one reporter. Tony Reid’s story would have been a better fit for a current affairs show as it was more indepth than it was actual news.
One News lead with the suggestion that Brian Tamaki was after taxpayer money to fund his Church’s city. While that may be the case, it all seems to be speculation at this point. From what I could tell, Brian Tamaki only suggested the government should give him money by saying
They’d be better off giving me money to build their towns instead of the stuff they’re building out there and wasting money. They’re building bigger prisons…
The pending deadline for Christchurch residents living in the shadow of the Port Hills once again featured the defiant Joe Bennett and his wonderful sound bites. Bennett needs to vacate his property by next Wednesday. Isn’t that the same date they told us the last time they interviewed him?
On a more curious note, One News decided to blur out the faces of the three woman in the Rotorua shoplifting video while 3 News, who screened it later in their bulletin, did not. Do these women now have name suppression?