Month: August 2009

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Bernadine Oliver-Kerby gives birth to girl

TVNZ News Presenter, Bernadine Oliver-Kerby gave birth to a baby girl this morning at 9:06am. Bernadine and her husband, Mark Lendrum have named their second daughter Scarlett Jessica. Scarlett (7lb3oz) and Bernadine are both very well. The couple also have a toddler, Maisey. “We are absolutely delighted for Bernadine and Mark, it’s great news that...

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Telethon Highlights

Telethon Highlights

Below is a video of some Telethon highlights and some photos sent in to me during the evening. I will post a few other moments over the next few days. Rebecca Wright from Nightline (L) Michelle Pickles with Geoff Mackley (R) Bernard Curry from Home and Away with Rachel Goodchild: Danielle with Bernard Curry: The...

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$1,944,225 raised in Kids Can Telethon

TV3’s first Telethon in 15 years has been an overwhelming success with $1,944,225 raised from The Big Night In to go directly to Kiwi kids in need. The Big Night In was a 23 hour live entertainment extravaganza, featuring a host of top celebrities, all lending their support to raise money to help children living...

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TVNZ dominate Qantas award nominations

The finalists for this year’s Qantas Film and Television Awards have been announced and TVNZ’s News and Current Affairs Programmes dominate the nominations taking 23 of the 33 finalist placings. TVNZ has claimed all three of the finalist placings in three of the 11 categories including Best News or Current Affairs Presenter, Best Current Affairs...

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TV3 ends contract with Colenso BBDO

After a 20 year relationship, TV3 is ending its agency contract with Colenso BBDO. “We have decided to embark on a fresh strategy for our marketing communications, and in that regard a big brand agency is no longer the best fit for our needs,” said Roger Beaumont, Director of Marketing & Communications for MediaWorks TV....

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TVNZ News leads by country mile

The July viewership figures from AGB NMR show once again that TVNZ’s news and current affairs programmes have by far the most viewers – that’s total viewers aged over 5 years across the whole of NZ. – ONE News had, on average, over 220,000 more viewers than 3 News every night during the main 6pm...

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Record ratings for 3 News and growth for Sunrise

July has seen 3 News strengthen its lead over competitor One News in key audience demographics. 3 News has hit a record high of audience ratings for a month in both 18-49 and 25-54 demographics. Meanwhile, One News has recorded its lowest ever audience share in these demographics. Amongst 18-49 year olds 3 News held...