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. French credit downgrade (Rawdon Christie)
2. Man dies using chainsaw in Christchurch
3. Fishing deaths
4. Rena salvage (Kim Vinnell, live cross)
5. Korean fishermen arrive in Christchurch
1. Fishing deaths in Tauranga (Jane Luscombe)
2. Swimming deaths
3. Drug lab fire in Epsom motel (Adrian Taylor)
4. French credit downgrade (Juliet Speedy)
5. Rena salvage
The French credit downgrade and implications for New Zealand exporters lead One News tonight and was reported on by Rawdon Christie, who was also reading the news tonight. 3 News had it in 4 place.
The death of a Christchurch man was in second place on One News, perhaps ahead of the fishing death stories because it involved a chainsaw.
Kim Vinnell looked like inspector gadget during her live cross from Mount Maunganui. A black trench-coat looking jacket can’t have been the coolest thing to be wearing out in that Bay of Plenty sun. Again, nothing happening, yet. 3 News covered the minor developments of the day in passing.
3 News had footage from the scene of the fishing death in Tauranga. The face of the victim was blurred as paramedics worked on trying to revive him.
Drownings elsewhere in the country were in second place on 3 News, including the death of an older man in a swimming competition in Taupo. One News had the story as breaking news midway through their bulletin.