One News

Let me preface this post by saying that I despise New Zealand’s overzealous love of rugby about as much I despise New Zealand’s apparent dislike for Australia and its residents.  These two things alone seem to be driven so much by the media that it appalls me.  Considering Australia is New Zealand’s #1 overseas holiday destination and many Kiwis choose to live there makes the entire premise a farce, but let’s come back to the rugby element.

On Saturday, New Zealand learned that we had lost one of our greatest minds.  Sir Paul Callaghan, the 2011 New Zealander of the Year, held many accolades including being a Principal Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.  His list of credentials are as long as they are impressive.  However, despite this, his death and ultimate loss to New Zealand was relegated to the fourth most important news item on both One News and 3 News, something I thought was worth lamenting. Continue reading »

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.

One News

1. Super Rugby returns to Christchurch (Lorelei Mason, live cross)
2. Rugby League Park refit
3. CAA investigating Hot Air Balloon incident in Canterbury
4. Sir Paul Callaghan dies (Rebecca Edwards)
5. Annual student gathering in Dunedin (Megan Martin)

3 News

1. Kiwi jailed in Argentina (Allison Harvey)
2. Auckland rents rise (Amanda Gillies)
3. Trayvon Martin case (Adam Hollingworth)
4. Sir Paul Callaghan dies (Alex Bourne)
5. Super Rugby returns to Christchurch (Jim Kayes, live cross)

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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.

One News

1. 250 more properties red stickered (Lisa Davies, live cross)
2. New temporary village for Christchurch
3. Kiwis in US court  (Jake Tame)
4. Port screening in New Zealand
5. 31 hour seige comes to an end in Toulouse (Garth Bray)

3 News

1. MFAT spends $200k despite reforms (Patrick Gower, live cross)
2. 251 more properties red stickered (Hamish Clark)
3. Progressive Enterprises warned over misleading sales claims (Amanda Gillies)
4. 32 hour seige comes to an end in Toulouse (Melissa Davies)
5. Whitney Houston death

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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.

One News

1. Bronwyn Pullar goes public (Simon Bradwell)
2. US lead training in New Zealand (Michael Parkin, live cross, exclusive)
3. POAL locks out MUNZ workers (Lisa Owen, live cross)
4. New oil leak from Rena
5. Darren Hodges sentenced (Donna-Marie Lever)

3 News

1. POAL locks out MUNZ workers (Tom McRae, live cross)
2. Bronwyn Pullar goes public (Tova O’Brien)
3. Mourners farewell Foveaux Straight victims (Dave Goosselink)
4. Toulouse Police in standoff with shooter (Elizabeth Palmer, CBS)
5. Kim Dotcom gets $60k per month living allowance (Amanda Gillies) Continue reading »

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.

One News

1. Nick Smith resigns from cabinet (Jessica Mutch, live cross)
2. Nick Smith resigns from cabinet (Heather du Plessis-Allen)
3. Dean Robert Miller in court on charges
4. Tama Iti returns home (Donna-Marie Lever)
5. Cost of Operation 8 (Lisa Owen)

3 News

1. Nick Smith resigns from cabinet (Tova O’Brien)
2. Nick Smith resigns from cabinet (Duncan Garner, live cross)
3. Looking back at Nick Smith’s career (Patrick Gower)
4. Toulouse police hunt shooter (Adam Hollingworth)
5. Mexican earthquake

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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.

One News

1. Prison closures (Sarah Batley)
2. Foveaux Straight boat sinking (Lisa Davies, live cross)
3. Remembering those who died in the Foveaux Straight boat sinking
4. Jock Hobbs funeral (Daniel Faitaua)
5. Man dies in Christchurch housefire

3 News

1. Mount Cook Airlines grounds ATR 500’s (Rachel Morton)
2. Foveaux Straight boat sinking (Dave Goosselink, live cross)
3. Dallas Reedy meets rescuer, Rhys Ferguson (Anna Burns-Francis)
4. Jock Hobbs funeral (Jim Kayes)
5. Fabrice Muamba collapses during FA Cup quarter final (Richard Pallot, ITV)

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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.

One News

1. Foveaux Straight boat sinking (Lisa Davies, live cross)
2. Foveaux Straight boat sinking (Max Bania)
3. Chris Cairns match-fixing case (Garth Bray)
4. Staff Sergeant Robert Bales (Martha Raddatz, ABC)
5. Al Qaeda planned to kill Obama

3 News

1. Foveaux Straight boat sinking (Dave Goosselink, live cross)
2. Foveaux Straight boat sinking (Anna Burns-Francis)
3. Muttonbirding (Jeff Hampton)
4. Boat sinking near Raglan
5. Jason Russell hospitalised (Jenny Suo)

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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.

One News

1. Dallas Reedy interview (Lorelei Mason)
2. Foveaux Straight boat sinking (Max Bania, live cross)
3. Foveaux Straight boat sinking (Lisa Davies, live cross)
4. Tana Umaga’s second cousin’s death (Kim Vinnell)
5. Urewera 4 trial

3 News

1. Foveaux Straight boat sinking (Mike McRoberts, live cross)
2. Foveaux Straight boat sinking (Mike McRoberts, live cross)
3. Dallas Reedy interview (Rachel Morton)
4. Dallas Reedy survival (Michael Morrah)
5. Barry Bethune relives tragedy (Leanne Malcolm)

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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.

One News

1. Somali man on stabbing rampage in Christchurch (Arrun Soma, live cross)
2. Teenager accidently shot doing homekill in Helensville
3. Port Injunction (Breaking News)
4. Prime minister announces super ministry (Michael Parkin, live cross)
5. David Shearer speech (Jessica Mutch)

3 News

1. Somali man on stabbing rampage in Christchurch (Hamish Clark, live cross)
2. Prime Minister announces super ministry (Patrick Gower)
3. David Shearer speech (Duncan Garner, live cross)
4. Urewera 4 case (Michael Morrah)
5. School bus crash in Switzerland (James Mates, ITV)

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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.

One News

1. Future of Otago Rugby Union (Max Bania, live cross)
2. Remembering Jock Hobbs (Andrew Saville)
3. Conviction for former sports star who assaulted son
4. ACC privacy (Simon Bradwell)
5. POAL strike (Ruth Wynn-Williams)

3 News

1. Prime Minister accused of misleading (Duncan Garner, exclusive)
2. Future of Otago Rugby Union (Dave Goosselink, live cross)
3. Hip replacement recipients to sue (Rachel Morton)
4. Oceania resthome workers stop work meeting
5. POAL strike (Tom McRae)

Commentary

 

The ACC privacy story is a rather bad breach but I’m not entirely convinced that Simon Bradwell’s reporting on it was fair tonight. He reports, 

Whangarei Man, Alan Nicholas, was at home this morning when he got a phone call from ACC. But instead of giving their name, the caller wanted Alan Nicholas to give his, as well as his date of birth.

Perhaps Simon has never dealt with a bank, a government department or one of many other large organisations who hold personal and private information but generally speaking, if one of those organisation needs to get in contact with you and calls you, they will ask you to identify yourself so that they know they’re not talking to the wrong person.  I have experienced the exact same thing with the IRD and my bank on occasions.  To suggest this is bad practice by ACC when it is actually a safeguard used by many organisations as a way to ensure they’re not breaching privacy is not cool. I would suggest that this instance, had the call to Alan Nicholas been unrelated to what is one of the worst privacy breaches in New Zealand’s history, confirming his identity would unlikely have been a problem.

One News failed to credit the source of their story about Ports of Auckland worker Cecil Walker. They used images of the post from the blogger but ommited the header and name of the author.  Strangely enough, their online story clearly stated that the author of the story was WhaleOil.  3 News went in the opposite direction and interviewed the blogger, learning more about the information that had been leaked to him.

3 News had an exclusive that had footage of John Key telling the PSA that there wouldn’t be job cuts and that he wasn’t too keen on asset sales from back in 2008.  There have, of course, been two elections, a global financial crisis and the Christchurch earthquake since then.  Not surprisingly, Labour leader David Shearer was available for comment while the Prime Minister was not.

Verdict

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