Radio station puppy giveaway angers listeners

A radio station’s plans to give away a puppy has angered some listeners who have voiced their disgust on Facebook.

The Edge’s “Puppy or Pound” competition asks applicants to state why they would be a good owner of ‘Bella’ a 17 week old Shitzu Spitz cross which had been gifted to breakfast host JJ Feeney by an Auckland pet store.

One former listener emailed Dan News saying “This is absolutely disgusting.  In such a high profile arena to be advertising their lack of commitment to a pet as a ‘competition’ is downright disgraceful. Responsible pet ownership is such an important campaign in itself and yet they have completely disregarded this.”

Some posts on Facebook defend the competition saying they will continue to listen to The Edge “no matter what”

What do you think of the competition?

Live coverage of Silver Ferns to delay One News

The International Netball Series between the Silver Ferns and Australia will screen LIVE on TV ONE with the first test in this much anticipated series getting underway this Sunday afternoon.

The afternoon game LIVE from Adelaide will begin at 5pm (NZT) which will mean the delay of the news on Sunday evening. A half hour bulletin of ONE News will be broadcast at the conclusion of the netball, expected to be around 7pm.

The second test will screen on Thursday September 2nd at 7.30pm from Wellington and the third is scheduled for Sunday September 5th at 4pm from the Vector Arena in Auckland and will have concluded by 6pm.

– TVNZ

Video: Mud gets the better of TVNZ news

TVNZ may have been hoping there was no breaking news this morning after one of their SNG vehicle’s became stuck outside Rimutaka Prison.

The crew were there covering the release of John Barlow.

“If you are going to create news today, can you travel to our truck” joked Paul Henry.

It’s not the first time mud has got the better of a live news crew.  A similar thing happened to this crew from TV3 last year.

Watch video below:

– Dan News

Audio: Earthquake hits during Laws radio show

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit the lower North Island this morning.

It struck while Michael Laws was hosting his radio show from Whanganui.

Listen to the audio below:

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SKY TV looks back at 9/11

Commemorating the day that shook the world, Discovery Channel, Crime & Investigation, National Geographic and the History Channel will feature the following specials in the up coming ninth anniversary of the World Trade & Pentagon terrorist attacks in 2001…

10 WAYS TO KILL BIN LADEN

THE HISTORY CHANNEL – Friday 10 September, 7.30pm

How close did the US come to killing the most wanted man in history? We present the most compelling search-and-destroy missions which attempted to kill the mastermind of 9/11. With first person accounts from CIA agents, Special Forces operatives and government figures, this special lays out these strategies in compelling detail. The action is visualized through a combination of U.S. military archive (some shot by the special ops themselves), dramatic filming on current military missions, CGI enhanced battle analysis and impressionistic re-enactments. The top ten strategies include: using local tribal factions to capture or kill him, missile strikes, stealth aircraft attacks, CIA hired assassins, invasions, cave busting bombs, Special Forces commandos, attack drones and blitzkrieg.

9/11: THE TOWERS AND THE PENTAGON

THE HISTORY CHANNEL – Friday 10 September, 9.30pm

Forensic engineers study the structural difference between the Twin Towers and the Pentagon and explain why the results were so different on September 11

WITNESS TO 9/11: 102 MINUTES THAT CHANGED AMERICA

CRIME & INVESTIGATION – Sunday 11 September, 7.30pm

A gripping minute by minute account of the time between the attack on the first of the Twin Towers to the collapse of the second, using recorded voicemails and raw network footage. This will be a lasting document whose unique material comes from a range of non-traditional sources, including amateur photography, video, and film; FDNY, NYPD, Port Authority and emergency dispatch radio recordings, photography and video; recorded voicemails; audio/video diaries; footage and stills broadcast or published outside the United States; electronic messages and surveillance camera footage.

GIULIANI: COMMANDING 9/11

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL – Saturday 11 September, 7.30pm

For the first time on TV, Mayor Rudy Giuliani relives the day when the city he was in charge of came under attack. September 11th 2001 was a day that changed the world. Informed over an 8am breakfast meeting, Giuliani had a choice: co-ordinate from afar or head downtown to the centre of the devastation. The decisions he would make in the next 12 hours would save lives. While the world watched in shock, he had to act: he went downtown. Surrounded by death, chaos and carnage, he displayed exemplary qualities of leadership. Championing the fighting spirit of New York, Mayor Giuliani directed rescue agencies, rallied his team and gave hope to millions. In a city on its knees, one man stood firm. Told in his own words, this is his story.

MY 9/11

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL – Saturday 11 September, 8.30pm

Revisit September 11 with a collection of powerful, immersive stories of people who were intricately associated with and impacted by the event: people in the highest echelons attempting to prevent and stop the attacks; ordinary people caught in the middle, like the window washer cleaning the windows of the 93rd floor of the World Trade Centre just moments before the attack; and people who still cannot shake how the events of that morning altered their worlds forever. Much of the 9/11 story is well-known: President George Bush in a schoolroom in Florida, hijackers sliding past airport security checkpoints in Boston, the brave NYC firefighters storming the World Trade Centre to save lives, and the chaos in Washington as the Pentagon lay smouldering and rumours abounded about which target would be next. But many incredible personal stories of those central to the unfolding events have yet to be heard, and those with surprising new perspectives on the day are only now ready to talk.

DISCOVERY SUNDAY – 9/11: AFTER THE TOWERS FELL

DISCOVERY CHANNEL – Sunday 12 September, 7.30pm

This special takes a definitive look at the aftermath of 9/11. First-hand accounts are given from rescue workers who navigated the treacherous terrain to reach survivors, soldiers who were deployed to the scene, family members who searched in vain for loved-ones, survivors who were pulled from the wreckage and people who visually documented the scene from various vantage points throughout.

– SKY TV