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ONE News and Facebook are collaborating to offer an interactive and social experience for the 2014 General Election utilising data insights and trends. This collaboration provides a new way for the electorate and candidates to share their thoughts and opinions about politics in the lead-up to the election.

The first ONE News Leaders Debate is live-to-air on Thursday 28 August at 7.00pm, and Facebook will be used to field questions from voters for the leaders. Users will be directed to post their questions to the wall of the ONE News Facebook page – the aim is to take five viewer questions and put these to John Key and David Cunliffe live. Continue reading »

PeterWilliams Everyone’s favourite newsreader My favourite newsreader, Peter Williams, is back reading the weekend news on TV ONE.

The friendly face is back presenting tonight’s ONE News with regular co-anchor Bernadine Oliver-Kerby after the manufactured comments he made about Online Bullying and a possible attempt to get rid of him from Television New Zealand. The revelations came out amidst plans for Williams to take leave anyway from the state broadcaster, to attend a wedding in Wellington and celebrate his 60th birthday with a skiing trip in Colarado.

Are you pleased to see Peter Williams back on your screens?

len-brown-resignOne News have some footage from an interview with Auckland Mayor Len Brown today where Lisa Owen asks him whether he’s going to resign.  This is the first instance that he doesn’t say no.

LO: What do you think of the views of these people here, behind you?

LB: They’re expressing their own view democratically and I accept that and acknowledge it.

LO: How determined are you to stay in position as the mayor of Auckland?

LB: Oh, I think that we will just, um, await for an assessment of the council tomorrow and then we’ll go from there.

LO: Are you determined to stay on in your job or are you considering resigning?

LB: Look, I’m just listening to what has been said and then we’ll reflect on the final decision tomorrow from the council

LO: Are you leaving the door open then to resignation, it sounds like you are? Continue reading »

We took the kids to Glow last night – St Paul’s Carols by Glowstick event at Vector Arena.  Petra Bagust once again hosted the event and also starred (excuse the pun) in their Christmas short which also featured another prop that will be familiar to many.

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After their countdown error last night during TV2’s first episode of Home and Away, and some suggesting the extra hour until One News started was the reason why 3 News maintained its usual audience, it appears the problem has been resolved.

One News were was running promos during the first episode of Home and Away’s new run on TV2 this evening with a counter indicating when it would start.  However, the counter appeared to be the minutes and seconds past the hour as opposed to a countdown as the graphic suggested.

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Yesterday we wondered whether Ross Dagan’s approach to 7pm was the right move for TVNZ given that we’re in the middle of one of the biggest news stories of the year and less than 1 in 5 people chose to watch the available television commentary.  Considering Campbell Live appears to be unable to draw in the numbers you’d expect for the only real weeknight current affairs show and that the separation between it and Seven Sharp is now at an all time high, you could be forgiven for thinking that the changes TVNZ made to their 7pm format were beneficial.  But as we know, one set of numbers can paint a very different picture from another.

Today we’re going to look at some historical data to see how Seven Sharp is actually performing compared to its predecessor.  There are two graphs in particular worth looking at.  Firstly we’ll look at the average audiences for the both One News and Close Up/Seven Sharp.  This data is based on the same period – start of the year until now – to make it a fair comparison.

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Simon-DallowGoGirlsSimon Dallow will be trying his hand at acting on an upcoming episode of Go Girls.

The One News anchor will be seen on the May 7 episode of the TV2 series where he will be playing the MC at a real estate awards ceremony.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time filming on Go Girls,” Dallow said. “It’s great to be a part of an exciting new chapter of this fantastic New Zealand show.”