Month: November 2010

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New Europe correspondent for 3 News

3 News is to have a new Europe correspondent. Reporter Melissa Davies will head to London in January. “I feel extremely privileged to have been given this opportunity and of course very excited too.” Davies told Dan News “At this stage the royal wedding stands out as a major news event but I am also...

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Miriama Kamo: I’m off to Germany!

One of the most popular news readers on our screens has announced she’s heading to Germany on a language learning expedition. Speaking with Dan News, Kamo looked back at her time with TVNZ. From her first TV role on ‘Get Real’ through to her time at 20/20. “I’ve been so lucky to enjoy the job...

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TVNZ host broadcaster for Pike River Remembrance Service

The Pike River Official Remembrance Service will be covered live from Greymouth’s Omoto Racecourse by TVNZ on Thursday 2 December. As with Sir Edmund Hillary’s State Funeral and the Maori Queen’s Tangi, TVNZ will act as the host broadcaster for the event, making pictures of the Service available to other New Zealand and international broadcasters....

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Untouchable Topp Twins on TV One this weekend

This week’s Sunday Theatre is an award-winning film about the extraordinary life of New Zealand’s most irrepressible entertainment double act, Jools and Lynda Topp. The film offers a revealing look into the lives of the World’s only comedic, country singing, dancing, and yodeling lesbian twin sisters. As well as rarely seen archive footage and home...

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Discovery pulls mine rescue doco

SKY TV have confirmed the screening of ‘Rescued, The Chilean Mine Story’ has been delayed in the Australasian Region. In a statement, SKY said they had been in communication with the Discovery Channel, and were are able to confirm that due to the recent tragedy in Greymouth, the World Premier screening of the documentary has...

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Video: TV3’s 21st Birthday montage

Video: TV3’s 21st Birthday montage

As TV3’s 21st birthday is just around the corner, I thought I’d put together a short video montage of some TV3 ident’s I’ve collected over the years:

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Popular news anchor to leave NZ

20/20 host Miriama Kamo is leaving New Zealand. The popular TVNZ personality leaves for Germany in January and plans to live there for at least six months. As well as hosting 20/20, Kamo has also worked as a backup presenter for ONE News. Earlier this year, Kamo anchored live coverage of the aftermath of the...

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Video/Pics: Sydney in November 2010

Video/Pics: Sydney in November 2010

I flew to Sydney over the weekend for a friends birthday. NZ105 there and NZ118 back, both on a 767-300ER. The flight there was quite rough due to a weather system over the Tasman Sea. There was a delay to the meal service and I got thrown around when I tried to quickly use the...