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Blooper: It’s the news with Hilary who?

Hilary Barry has read the news on radio for years, starting each bulletin with her name.  But in this clip it appears she isn’t so sure what here name is. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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New face for TV3’s Sunrise

Sunrise news presenter Sacha McNeil will be replaced by former TV3 journalist Ingrid Hipkiss when she goes on maternity leave this Friday, July 3. Hipkiss will be a familiar face to TV3 viewers from her days on air as a political reporter in Wellington up until 2007, when she left herself to have her son....

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Blooper: Sunrise s**t pancakes

Blooper: Sunrise s**t pancakes

What could go wrong? A live cross, a class of high school students and a conversation about pancake ingredients. Thanks to aussiebeachut for uploading.

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Target apologises for faecal fingering

Last Tuesday’s episode of Target (June 16) screened an undercover camera segment looking into hygiene standards at a number of Auckland cafes. Food was purchased at the cafes, and the samples sent away for laboratory testing. One of those samples came back with a high reading of faecal coliform. In the programme, this reading was...

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Simon Dallow and Alison Mau split

Simon Dallow and Alison Mau advised TVNZ this morning that they have separated. They have been together for 19 years, married for 13 and have two children aged 8 and 11. Their children remain their most important priority and their separation is amicable. Despite their high profile jobs, TVNZ see this as a very private...

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News ratings battle heats up in Australia

The battle to be the news leader in Australia is heating up with Channel 9 introducing another new news programme to its line up. Hosted by Andrew Daddo and Katrina Blowers, “This Afternoon” will launch next week up against Channel 7’s 4:30 News. Channel 9’s new show has been labelled by some as breakfast television...

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Now’s Good for TelstraClear PVR

TelstraClear has contracted two leading developers to deliver a Next Generation Personal Video Recorder [PVR] for its cable television customers. IPTV solutions provider Digisoft and content security specialist Verimatrix will jointly develop a hybrid HD DVB–C set top box with PVR, IPTV and supporting services that will be unmatched in New Zealand. “The result will...

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Wimbledon live on TV and online this week

TVNZ is bringing you the biggest tennis tournament in the world LIVE on-air and online. Wimbledon 2009 will be broadcast live from London on TV ONE and streamed live on the tvnz website starting this Tuesday. TVNZ will also replay games and provide a daily highlights package on TVNZ Sport Extra on the Freeview digital...