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He’s nothing but an immoral, money-grabbing, and dishonorable piece of work, being manipulated by an appallingly greedy management team that have been way, way too clever for the naive coaches and administrators from New Zealand rugby.

Ouch.

In his latest opinion piece for TVNZ, Williams calls BS on Williams comments.

So Sonny Bill says he’s going to play in the NRL because he made a handshake deal with some un-named person a few years ago that he would come back and play rugby league. Continue reading »

TVNZ’s online news has undergone a makeover to align more closely with its on-air counterpart and now has its own dedicated site, onenews.co.nz.

The new site will be home to all of TVNZ’s news content, while the tvnz.co.nz homepage will continue to have a strong news presence in the short term to navigate users through to onenews.co.nz. Continue reading »

TV ONE’s Breakfast has seen a 10 per cent rise in the available audience share for the month of May 2012.

Increasing from 36 per cent share of all people aged 5+ in April, to 40 per cent in May, Breakfast now has over three times the audience than that of Firstline.

TVNZ’s Editor Daily Programmes John Gillespie says, “Breakfast is a format that certainly engages and speaks to New Zealanders, and we continue to see that with our audience share in this timeslot.  Rawdon (Christie), Petra (Bagust) and Tamati (Coffey) make for a very strong weekday team; it’s a trio our viewers are really liking.”  Continue reading »

Ellen started the Dance Dare contest which involves filming yourself dancing behind someone without them knowing. Now that it’s gone global Good Morning’s Matai Smith decided to get in on the act and danced behind Peter Williams while he sat at the One News desk oblivious to what was going on behind him.

Corin Dann is to be TVNZ’s new political editor.

Corin is well-known to television audiences as the co-presenter of TVNZ’s Breakfast programme, and prior to that through his work as the network’s business presenter.

TVNZ Head of News and Current Affairs, Ross Dagan, says Corin was picked for the job because of his strong background in politics and economics and his experience in all facets of live television.

“His appointment will secure TVNZ’s strong performance in the political arena. This is an important job in any democratic society and Corin’s track record and professional skills will be an outstanding asset both to the company and to viewers.” 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. Teapot tapes (Jessica Mutch, live cross)
2. Tongan King arrives home (Barbara Dreaver, live cross)
3. POAL and MUNZ heads back to mediation
4. Hundreds of people sleeping at Christchurch airport (Alison Pugh)
5. Christchurch Cathedral deconstruction begins

3 News

1. Teatop tapes (Duncan Garner)
2. Bradley Ambrose comments on teapot tapes outcome (Jane Luscombe)
3. Teapot tapes (Duncan Garner, live cross)
4. Skate park attack goes viral (Amanda Gillies)
5. New giveway rules

Commentary Continue reading »

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)

Commentary 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. 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

Commentary 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. 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 »