One News

Just saw this clip on One News tonight.. unbelievable!

Tourism New Zealand is taking over the paid video space on the homepage of YouTube with their 100% Pure New Zealand campaign from 4pm today for 24 hours!

One News will show the new TV ad tonight, but here it is now to your right…

Tourism New Zealand will be adding mini-documentaries to its new New Zealand channel on YouTube over the next three months. The site will also link to TVNZ’s TV On Demand.

It will also show footage being put together to support Tourism New Zealand’s online rugby club – The Front Row Rugby Club – being led by former All Black, Tana Umaga. The club is part of Tourism New Zealand’s build up to hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2011.

TVNZ has announced that Karen Olsen and Jim Hickey are the new ONE News Weather team.

Jim and Karen – who both have academic qualifications in meteorology – will be reporting weather from the field as well as presenting the nightly forecast. Their weather expertise will be the foundation of a commitment by ONE News to providing New Zealanders with the most in-depth, up-to-date, and relevant weather service.

ONE News editor Paul Patrick says Karen and Jim are New Zealand’s premiere weathercasters.

“New Zealanders tell us that they place a high value on authoritative weather coverage, and climate change is one of the biggest news issues of our time. Karen and Jim have the skills and experience to interpret this specialist field, and they share a strong practical understanding of how the weather affects New Zealand’s geographically diverse communities.

“Viewers will soon see a different weather presentation style on ONE News at 6pm that reflects the importance New Zealanders place on it.”

Meteorologist Karen Olsen has been part of the ONE News weather team since 1994, joining TVNZ after a career with the MetService that included a year-long stint on Raoul Island. (Karen may well have been born to be a weathercaster – she shares her birthday with World Meteorological Day.).

Everyone knows Jim Hickey. He has a BA in geography, majoring in climatology, and a diploma of meteorology. He was TVNZ’s senior weathercaster from 1988 until 2003, and has continued his association with the network with regular appearances on Good Morning. Jim has also made television programmes Jim’s Car Show and A Flying Visit, as well as the documentaries How’s the Weather Jim? and The Real Middle Earth.

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The much rumoured come back of weather presenter Jim Hickey has been confirmed.

TVNZ has announced Hickey will join Karen Olsen ONE News Weather team.

Both presenters have academic qualifications in meteorology and will be reporting weather from the field as well as presenting the nightly forecast.

ONE News says their weather expertise will be the foundation of a commitment to provide New Zealanders with the most in-depth, up-to-date, and relevant weather service.

“New Zealanders tell us that they place a high value on authoritative weather coverage, and climate change is one of the biggest news issues of our time. Karen and Jim have the skills and experience to interpret this specialist field, and they share a strong practical understanding of how the weather affects New Zealand’s geographically diverse communities,” says ONE News editor Paul Patrick.

Olsen has been part of the ONE News weather team since 1994, joining TVNZ after a career with the MetService that included a year-long stint on Raoul Island.

Hickey has a BA in geography, majoring in climatology, and a diploma of meteorology. He was TVNZ’s senior weathercaster from 1988 until 2003.

In an item on Ahmed Zaoui last night on ONE News were two quotes from Kiwiblog and Public Address Hard News (see screenshots below).

David Farrar blogged this morning that he felt the news item misrepresented him as the comment shown was part of a comment made by someone with the alias “gd” and not David himself.

He compares the situation to quoting a letter to the editor but making it seem like it was the editorial itself.

I couldn’t find the quoted comment from Russell’s blog but perhaps it has since been deleted. Russell’s response to the report was “Idiots.”

David asks the media to carefully distinguish between posts made by himself, and response comments made by others.

One News Screenshots

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Popular Former weatherman Jim Hickey is tipped to return to TV One’s news programme.

Speculation on a new weather presenter has been rife since Brendan Horan accepted redundancy two weeks ago, after being with TVNZ since 2005.

Though TVNZ refuses to confirm any new appointment, sources say it has been in talks with Hickey, who now lives in New Plymouth.

he Herald on Sunday understands Hickey last week told staff at the New Plymouth airport cafe he owns, Airspresso, that he would soon be back as the weather presenter.

However, when the Herald on Sunday called, Hickey denied he was returning to the slot, saying he only had one contract with TVNZ – presenting occasional segments on the Good Morning show.

“There’s a lot of speculation around, since Brendan’s gone, and no one knows what’s going on, but I can’t help you because I honestly don’t know,” Hickey said. “Nothing’s going on at all.”

A spokeswoman for TVNZ would not confirm or deny that Hickey was returning.

Source: NZ Herald. Read more »

I heard Jim Hickey is coming back to One News.

Brendan says his goodbyes on ONE News.

Major News Agencies & Broadcasters to Boycott Rugby World Cup.

Leading news agencies have launched a boycott of the 2007 Rugby World Cup, plunging the event into controversy on the eve of its opening game.

News agencies the Associated Press, Reuters, Agence France-Presse & Getty Images said that no text, photo or video news from the World Cup would be sent for 24 hours in protest at restrictions imposed by the sport’s governing body, on the transmission of photos during games.

The effect of the Boycott Is likely to have a significant impact on New Zealand Broadcasters TVNZ, Prime & Sky as none of the Networks have rights to broadcast RWC games, and will rely heavily on internationally acquired footage. Giggli.co.nz understands further boycotts are in the pipeline- which could have a profound effect on TVNZ who rely on both the Associated Press and Reuters as primary news sources..

Mediaworks owned TV3 is unlikely to feel the brunt of the strict broadcast guidelines- as they are New Zealand’s official broadcaster of the Rugby World Cup.

It’s believed a number of the countries online news sources such as nzherald.co.nz, stuff.co.nz, newstalkzb.co.nz, & giggli.co.nz will also be hindered by the restrictions.

Full Story & More Info @ Giggli.co.nz

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Freedom Air surplus to requirements
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