I know this has been discussed before, but here are three recent examples which typify the recent decline in TV3 news standards:
1. Last night, the lead story on newshub at 6pm was free campers in Queenstown avoiding paying $10 a night to camp. Dramatic action to kerb such behaviour includes putting up a new sign to deter them. Yes, according to newshub, this was the most significant news event that occurred around the globe on 15 March 2016. More fodder for John Oliver's cannon I hope.
2. Weekend news. Lead story was the murder of a young man shot on a Bay of Plenty street. Apparently, an prolonged extreme close-up shot of dead man's blood pool on the footpath was essential for the news item.
3. Last week, Story promo'ed an upcoming segment on their show - what do custard squares have to do with the Bachelor? Sadly, I can't tell you, as I swapped over to Netflix. What next for Duncan Gardner, front cover of Woman's Day, complete with smiling family and dog?
Newshub at 6pm deleted from our TBox programming.