Week One sees Newshub close gap (and twice beat) One News

Week One of Newshub Live at Six has seen TV3’s new 6PM news bulletin close the gap with One News, and on two occasions win in the 25-54 demographic.


On Saturday Newshub was the most watched show of the day in the 25-54 demographic with 117,100 viewers.

On Monday 1 February TV3’s Story also pulled off a win over Seven Sharp with 109,000 (25-54) viewers to TV One’s 101,800 (25-54).

More ratings can be found here.

Fire at TVNZ’s Auckland Building


There was a fire at TVNZ’s Auckland building on the corner of Victoria Street West and Hobson Street just before 10am this morning.

All TVNZ staff and contractors are safe and there are no injuries reported. People who were working in the building at the time of the fire were all safely evacuated.

The fire is out and TVNZ remains on air. The ONE News team is operational.

TVNZ is currently assessing the cause and the extent of damage, which is understood to be relatively minor. TVNZ staff are now back in the building.

The fire is unrelated to any building activity.


Meteorologist Daniel Corbett to Join ONE News Weather Team


Meteorologist Daniel Corbett is set to join the ONE News Weather team.

TVNZ’s Head of News and Current Affairs, John Gillespie, is pleased to be welcoming Corbett to the team, where he will present the weather across ONE News platforms.

Gillespie says; “Dan is going to be a huge asset to our Weather team. He has worked all round the world and has a genuine passion for weather, and an enthusiasm that translates through the screen.”

Corbett is excited to return to broadcasting, saying: “I’m really looking forward to getting back into it, and I can’t wait to join the amazing ONE News team with Jim Hickey and Karen Olsen.”

“Doing weather in New Zealand is different to anywhere else in the world. The country sits in between the tropics and Antarctica, surrounded by ocean which means we get these huge contrasts – bringing intense, dramatic weather. It doesn’t come in small doses – it really throws everything at us including the kitchen sink!”

Originally from Essex, UK, Corbett was obtained his BSc in Meteorology from the State University of New York, USA, and went on to work at Universal Weather and Aviation in New York and Houston, Texas.

He began his television career in 1990 at WCFT-TV in Alabama, before moving on to tornado alley and KWTX-TV in Texas. In 2004 he returned to the UK where he broadcast for the BBC (including BBC1, BBC World and BBC News Channel), and well as on BBC Radio.

Corbett moved to New Zealand in 2011 where he began his role with the Met Service as Media and Communications Meteorologist, covering the weather across Australasia.

Viewers will see Daniel Corbett on ONE News Weather from Monday 8 September on TV ONE.