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# 183744 28-Oct-2015 18:26
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Breaking news! Someone got caught in a ditch. All the way up to his knees. They actually had to dig him out with a shovel. It must be important, because TV3 did a live cross from the ditch. After the man had gone home, of course.





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  # 1415671 28-Oct-2015 18:34
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Was there much damage done to the ditch? Also what brand of shovel? You cant share a story like that and not give us all the information.

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  # 1415680 28-Oct-2015 18:52
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Oh my, I hope the ditch is ok!




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  # 1415681 28-Oct-2015 18:52
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Sounds like this should be on Stuff as well.

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  # 1415685 28-Oct-2015 19:01
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It was just Heather du P.A. digging herself further into the hole she is making for herself.  Or training for the upcoming prison time.   






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  # 1415686 28-Oct-2015 19:07
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This story ?

http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/emergency-operation-to-free-man-stuck-in-mud-2015102816#axzz3pq8sgPCX


http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/73466968/man-trapped-after-construction-trench-collapses-in-auckland.html




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  # 1415692 28-Oct-2015 19:21
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MikeB4: This story ?

http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/emergency-operation-to-free-man-stuck-in-mud-2015102816

http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/73466968/man-trapped-after-construction-trench-collapses-in-auckland.html



Yes, but I didn't pick up from the report that he was hurt. That changes things of course. Not that it excuses the idiotic breathless live cross in front of the empty ditch.





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  # 1415710 28-Oct-2015 19:59
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And this just in.... "Something has happened... crossing now to the reporter on the scene".
"Well you can't see anything behind me, but if you could, it would be interesting... back to the studio"
"Now some expert commentary from the only expert in any vaguely related field who we could find"
"Well, there's no information to go on, so I'll make a best-guess speculation"
"Thanks for that... we'll be right back after this ad..."
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  # 1415825 28-Oct-2015 22:42
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Rikkitic: Breaking news! Someone got caught in a ditch. All the way up to his knees. They actually had to dig him out with a shovel. It must be important, because TV3 did a live cross from the ditch. After the man had gone home, of course.



Was it the ACTUAL ditch - or just a similar ditch, somewhere in NZ that someone may once have got stuck in?

As I have said before - too many news programs and not enough news. I am not sure why we have so many news programs: is it some sort of thing about wanting to appear important or grown up?





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  # 1415826 28-Oct-2015 22:44
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frankv: And this just in.... "Something has happened... crossing now to the reporter on the scene".
"Well you can't see anything behind me, but if you could, it would be interesting... back to the studio"
"Now some expert commentary from the only expert in any vaguely related field who we could find"
"Well, there's no information to go on, so I'll make a best-guess speculation"
"Thanks for that... we'll be right back after this ad..."
[Repeat ad infinitum]



Reminds me of a Spitting Image sketch

Newsreader "This just in - someone famous has died. We don't yet know who it is. Tributes to the dead star are flooding in. The scheduled episode of Quincy after the news will be cancelled and a tribute to the dead star shown instead. Unless, of course, it was Quincy who died."





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Rikkitic: Breaking news! Someone got caught in a ditch. All the way up to his knees. They actually had to dig him out with a shovel. It must be important, because TV3 did a live cross from the ditch. After the man had gone home, of course.



I look at it this way...

This is why New Zealand is such a great place to live. The Major news story on National Television is about a man stuck up to his knees in a trench.
Or as the Dom had as their front page story  two weeks ago (the whole page) a dispute about a man keeping a very small dog in his apartment in Wellington.

Most other countries news (TV, News Papers, Radio) are continuous top of the news, front page horror stories of Murder, Mayhem, and war...

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frankv: And this just in.... "Something has happened... crossing now to the reporter on the scene".
"Well you can't see anything behind me, but if you could, it would be interesting... back to the studio"
"Now some expert commentary from the only expert in any vaguely related field who we could find"
"Well, there's no information to go on, so I'll make a best-guess speculation"
"Thanks for that... we'll be right back after this ad..."
[Repeat ad infinitum]



You left out the bit where they asked a passing stranger, who saw nothing but was asked how he felt about it.

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  # 1415887 29-Oct-2015 07:58
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Has someone called Civil Defence and alerted the PM?

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  # 1415889 29-Oct-2015 07:59
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I guess it's a pain that they report boring mundane things that happen daily in New Zealand life and not suicide bombings in Auckland or sieges in Wellington




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  # 1415897 29-Oct-2015 08:13
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MikeB4: I guess it's a pain that they report boring mundane things that happen daily in New Zealand life and not suicide bombings in Auckland or sieges in Wellington


The problem is that we do not really have local news on TV.

National news should major on world events and significant home events. It seems at best unlikely that there were no major events going on in the world worthy of reporting at the time someone decided a man in a ditch was a headline story...

The man in a ditch, cat up a tree stuff should be in the last 5 minutes before the sport.

Our news does not cover the wider world context well at all - it is far too inward looking.





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  # 1415899 29-Oct-2015 08:20
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Geektastic: ... The man in a ditch, cat up a tree stuff should be in the last 5 minutes before the sport....


But the news is the first 5 minutes (or less) before the sport ...  undecided




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