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The Prime Minister was on Newstalk ZB yesterday talking about the ratings, news and Campbell Live.

“We live in a world where it is largely about commercial returns from what is a private radio station … It’s got a bunch of shareholders it needs to make a return to.”

Mr Key said hour-long news bulletins were “struggling” even without tagging on an extra half hour current affairs show. “I’m not convinced it holds the audience. What you see is people zoning out.”

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One News has given their opening titles a refresh over the weekend.

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Much has been said about the statistics used by Greens co-leader Metiria Turei to highlight the issue of young kiwis who are going to school hungry with many claiming her figures are wrong.

Speaking of wrong though, state news has been reporting on this and linking the twitter parody account @MetiriaTureiMP to their social media engagements.

One News Twitter Metiria

Metiria’s actual twitter account is @metiria.

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rebecca-wrightFrom 3 News to Campbell Live and then The Paul Henry Show, Rebecca Wright is now transitioning to a whole now broadcaster as she heads to TVNZ and One News according to The Diary.

She will start on March 30.

It’s a savvy move by TVNZ news director John Gillespie, who is keen to capitalise on Wright’s tenacious journalism and presenting skills. She brings much kudos and esteem to the network news team. Wright will replace Erin Conroy, who moves to Seven Sharp. Continue reading »

The Diary reports that two common faces on our television screens each night are leaving for Australia.

Ruth Wynn-Williams is TV One’s woman in Oz. She will be replacing Steve Marshall as One News’ Australia correspondent.
She heads to Sydney next weekend to begin a two-year posting. She beat a shortlist of top talent, including Daniel Faitaua and Max Bania. Continue reading »

jim-hickeyYou heard the news earlier today that Jim Hickey is to retire from TVNZ at the end of the year, here is the official press release from TVNZ.

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jim-hickeyThe Diary has let the cat out of the bag, spoiling Jim Hickey’s chance at telling his avid fans he is retiring from TVNZ.

Popular weather presenter Jim Hickey is retiring from his longtime post with One News. The 65-year-old quietly told TVNZ staff this week and an official announcement is expected on air one night next week at the end of the news bulletin.

The Diary has learned Hickey will remain on air for a while, but will retire to his home in Taranaki to run the Airspresso cafes he co-owns at New Plymouth and Queenstown airports.

He was reluctant to discuss his departure yesterday. “Leaving TVNZ? No, don’t know what you’re talking about,” Hickey deadpanned. Continue reading »


The 2014 General Election is fast-approaching and ONE News will lead be leading the way with coverage. ONE News was the most-watched programme in New Zealand in August, with an average audience of over 700,000 viewers aged 5+.

The first ONE News Leaders Debate was the second most watched show in August (on Thursday 28th), viewed by an average audience of 643,000 viewers aged 5+. In the 25-54 demographic it had 223,300 viewers (27% share).

The ONE News Multi-Party Leaders Debate on Friday 5 September attracted an average audience of 483,000 viewers (5+). In the 25-54 demographic it reached an audience of 151,600 people (21% share). Both debates were the most watched shows during their time zones amongst the 5+ demographic. Continue reading »

Daniel Corbett

Meteorologist Daniel Corbett is set to join the ONE News Weather team.

TVNZ’s Head of News and Current Affairs, John Gillespie, is pleased to be welcoming Corbett to the team, where he will present the weather across ONE News platforms.

Gillespie says; “Dan is going to be a huge asset to our Weather team. He has worked all round the world and has a genuine passion for weather, and an enthusiasm that translates through the screen.” Continue reading »