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# 177744 13-Aug-2015 07:13
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Just seen this
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11496284

I really wish they would stop stuffing around with "revamps".
All i want is the news at 6pm not something that "will focus predominantly on style and content"

Might have to try out tv1 news to see if I like that :(

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  # 1365229 13-Aug-2015 08:29
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TV3 news used to be my least worst alternative to TV1 but since they started screwing with it now I just go to Radio NZ on-line for NZ news. Hey, no annoying commercials either!





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  # 1365231 13-Aug-2015 08:32
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If you watch Prime news at  5.30 then you don't need to watch 3 News as it's the same  content different presenter and only 30 minutes and one presenter..




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  # 1365239 13-Aug-2015 08:47
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And they've started putting huge solid banner adverts at the bottom right of the picture.

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  # 1365245 13-Aug-2015 09:02
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Had a quick look at Story last night, the advertised upcoming segment on whether NZers could correctly pin the name of the town on a NZ map - North vs South island (!) confirmed my worst fears and I switched off. The 'revamp' of TV3 news doesn't surprise, it was only a matter of time before they were brought in line with the rest of the dumbed down content. My family constantly moan about having to watch the news over dinner - it looks like they will be the biggest winner as I suspect I will be finally ditching TV news, relying instead on web-based alternatives during the day.

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  # 1365276 13-Aug-2015 09:37
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We watch only the first ten minutes of TV3 news and that covers pretty much anything of importance, as for 'The Story' I think it will run out of puff within a month and quickly become yet another sensationalist truth is irrelevant waste of space, I have to say Come dine with me was probably easier to stomach

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  # 1365282 13-Aug-2015 09:46
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I wouldn't worry too much about what NZME has to say about Mediaworks. They have been publishing articles attacking their competition almost on a daily basis since the demise of Campbell Live.

Personally I don't know anyone under the age of 80 who still watches state television - it's far worse than than TV3. In my view TV3 and Radio Live are still the least worst of the commercial news sources, but as others have pointed out Radio NZ is the only option that's not dumbed down.

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  # 1365287 13-Aug-2015 09:50
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mrtoken: Just seen this
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11496284

I really wish they would stop stuffing around with "revamps".
All i want is the news at 6pm not something that "will focus predominantly on style and content"

Might have to try out tv1 news to see if I like that :(


I'd love news at 1800. Sadly all I can get is news lite where a cat up a tree in Dunedin or Maud in Te Anau having an issue with her electrician gets more billing than the collapse of the Greek economy or the Fed interest rates. Thank heaven for BBC World.





 
 
 
 


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  # 1365410 13-Aug-2015 11:25
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There is so much wrong with NZ news coverage it is hard to know where to start. What I really don't get is why everyone has to do exactly the same thing at the same time in the same way. If you flick between TV3 and TV1 news even the stories chosen and the order they are reported in are more often than not almost identical. And now we have 'Story'. Not only have they dumbed it down to make it Just Exactly Like the competition, they even have an identical Ken and Barbie team doing the presentation! How original. Why even bother having competing channels if all they are competing at is who can be the most like the other? Even this doesn't bother me so much where international news is concerned, because there are much, much better alternative sources for that, and they are usually a day earlier as well. But there isn't much choice for anyone who actually wants to know what is happening in New Zealand, and NZ media companies deserve to be pilloried for that. Their race to the bottom is depriving us all of serious news coverage, and they are utterly failing in their responsibility to the community they expect to support them. They should be deeply ashamed.
 




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  # 1365424 13-Aug-2015 11:38
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Rikkitic: Their race to the bottom is depriving us all of serious news coverage, and they are utterly failing in their responsibility to the community they expect to support them. They should be deeply ashamed.
 


They can only get away with it because the majority of their audience are dumbed down enough to accept it. People like us who appreciate quality journalism are in the minority.

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Television here, both FTA and paid for, is so mind numbingly awful it's difficult to know where to start. And just in case you get bored with the programmes you get over 15 minutes of advertising every hour.

As for the news programmes they have forgotten the meaning of the word, sometimes promoting a companies products (eg Microsoft or Apple) and sometimes promoting the next programme coming on.

And don't get me started on Seven Sharp etc. The TV equivalent of a trashy womans magazine.

The only programmes of any quality come from the BBC. 

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You must admit though, that this type of news programming slots in nicely next to reality TV! It's a perfect complimentary programme.

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  # 1365601 13-Aug-2015 14:32
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Breaking news, Mediaworks has confirmed Paul Henry to host new 6pm news show from Nov.

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dafman: Breaking news, Mediaworks has confirmed Paul Henry to host new 6pm news show from Nov.


just kidding (-;

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  # 1365654 13-Aug-2015 15:49
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Actually you are closer than you think with Paul Henry look a-likes.

 

 

I believe John Campbell is hosting the Drivetime News from Oct on RNZ - replacing Checkpoint. Since this is where I get my news fix on the way home I hope this does not get dumbed down.

 

 

(I've no time at home to watch the 6pm news - what idiot had kids :) )

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  # 1365783 13-Aug-2015 18:02
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KrazyKid: Actually you are closer than you think with Paul Henry look a-likes. I believe John Campbell is hosting the Drivetime News from Oct on RNZ - replacing Checkpoint. Since this is where I get my news fix on the way home I hope this does not get dumbed down. (I've no time at home to watch the 6pm news - what idiot had kids :) )


A friend of mine said to me a few years ago "When are you two having kids? It's not fair that you should get away without suffering like the rest of us!"





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