VIDEO: CNN Translates English to……English

There was an awkward few moments on CNN last night when they took a feed from a press conference where David Cameron was speaking with French President, François Hollande.

Perfect! The feed came with a translator allowing an English audience to listen to what Hollande had to say.

The problem occurred with Hollande finished talking and Cameron started. The French to English translation continued.

That’s okay! CNN just translated it back to English again.


3 News political poll suggests ‘most closely fought’ election in NZ history


The first major opinion poll of the election year will be out on Sunday, and it suggests the 2014 general election will be one of the most closely fought in New Zealand history.

The 3 News/Reid Research poll will be released in the 6pm bulletin tonight (Sunday 2 February).

Political Editor Patrick Gower says it reveals “a truly fascinating political situation.”

“We have never recorded a result like this before. But it still reflects an entirely possible election night result.

“This poll will shock some of our politicians. This will really shake things up as we start election year.”

The poll of 1000 people was conducted between January 23-29, picking up reaction to the State of the Nation speeches by both Prime Minister John Key and Labour leader David Cunliffe.

Auntie Helen on CNN this weekend



This month, ‘Leading Women’ focuses on two exceptional female leaders working in the fields of computer technology and international development.

This month CNN meets Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Program, and the first woman to lead the organization. She is also Chair of the United Nations Development Group. Previously Clark served for nine years as Prime Minister of New Zealand, serving three successive terms from 1999 to 2008, during which she engaged widely in policy development and advocacy across the international, economic, social and cultural spheres.

Also this month CNN’s Kristie Lu Stout sits down with Eva Chen, CEO and co-founder of world-leading software security company, Trend Micro. Acknowledged as a ‘Woman of Vision’ by Information Security magazine, Chen was responsible for conceptualizing and delivering the Network Virus Wall – a first-of-its-kind outbreak prevention appliance that protects multiple network segments and servers.

‘Leading Women’ connects CNN viewers to extraordinary women of our time. Each month CNN meets two women at the top of their field, exploring their careers, lives and ideas.

CNN – Saturday, 26 October at 5:30pm

Helen Clark: The Road to Power starts tonight on TV3


Wednesday, July 24th at 9:30pm

Inside New Zealand: Helen Clark is a television documentary that tells the life and political story of former New Zealand Prime Minister, Helen Clark.

As first woman elect Prime Minister, Helen Clark was practiced at hitting her head against glass ceilings until they cracked. Now Helen Clark tells her story.

Interweaving period archive, intimate interview and contemporary footage following Helen Clark at her job at the United Nations, this documentary gives viewers the inside story of the woman who broke the mold, not just in her own words, but in the words of her family, old friends and colleagues, critics and political opponents.

Helen Clark’s parents and sisters reminisce about growing up in the depths of the Waikato, and reflect on the impact packing Helen off to boarding school may have had on her life.

The documentary peels back the layers on this very private public figure, to reveal the hurts, hard work and sacrifices, Helen Clark faced in her nine years in the top job.

Her story takes audiences from a farm in the Waikato, to a flash job in New York. It’s both a very Kiwi story and an extraordinary story. From humble beginnings, battling against adversity to the top job, where she eventually fell from grace, but found a happy ending with her new life at the UN.

Helen Clark will leave viewers with a greater understanding of the ambition, sacrifice and drive that it takes to become the Nation’s leader and hold onto the job for three terms.

Make sure not to miss the second part of this insightful look at the like for Helen Clark when Helen Clark: Road to Power screens on Wednesday, July 24th at 9:30pm on 3.

AUDIO: Have you heard the Liberal Party’s election anthem?


Have you heard the anthem for the Liberal Party’s campaign for the 2013 election?

A warning. It’s can not be unheard.

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AUDIO: Radio host asks Aussie PM if her partner is gay in shocking interview


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An Australian shock jock by the name of Howard Sattler has asked Julia Gillard to confirm that boyfriend Tim Mathieson is not gay during a candid radio interview on Perth radio station 6PR

SKY TV to showcase the life of Margaret Thatcher this weekend


Join SKY TV for coverage this weekend as the world remembers the legendary, controversial life of Britain’s ‘Iron Lady’ Margaret Thatcher.

Margaret Thatcher was one of the defining personalities of the 20th century. In diplomacy, economics, society and as a woman, she had enormous impact at home and abroad.

Tune in this weekend for a selection of programmes across the SKY platform that look back on the life of Britain’s first female Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher: Prime Minister

UKTV – Friday 12 April at 9.00pm

BBC Knowledge – Saturday 13 April at 7.30pm

Margaret Thatcher died on 8th April 2013. With exclusive access and unrivalled archive footage, this film looks back at the extraordinary life and times of a remarkable woman. Over 11 years in power, from 1979 to 1990, Mrs Thatcher stamped her influence on Britain and the rest of the world. In this programme, former colleagues and family members speak frankly and often with great warmth and humour about a unique personality. Part biography, part the story of a crucial period in recent history, it presents an enthralling and entertaining narrative of a politician whose like had never been seen before, and never will be again.

Margaret Thatcher

CNN – Saturday 13 April at 9.30pm

She was Britain’s first female prime minister and served three consecutive terms. Margaret Thatcher was known as the ‘Iron Lady’ for her unbending politics and leadership style. Her brand of conservative economics garnered her immense popularity in some corners and passionate contempt in others. CNN’s Becky Anderson highlights the life and legacy of Margaret Thatcher; one of the most impactful political figures of the 20th century.


BBC World News – Saturday 13 April at 10.30pm
BBC World News will also be broadcasting a special edition of current affairs programme Newsnight. Through extraordinary insights from those who worked with and against Baroness Thatcher, the programme examines the impact of her policies both in the UK and abroad and includes an interview with former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger who discusses her international role.

Dateline London

BBC World News – Sunday 14 April at 1.30pm
This programme which brings together foreign correspondents based in London to give an outsider’s view of events in the UK, will host a special discussion considering reaction to Baroness Thatcher’s passing. This edition will be presented by BBC News’ Maxine Mawhinney, and features journalists from Le Monde, Sunday Telegraph and Bloomberg.

The Rise and Fall of Margaret Thatcher

BBC World News – Sunday 14 April at 7.30pm

BBC presenter Martha Kearney, who became a political correspondent when Margaret Thatcher was at the height of her political power, charts the unlikely rise of the grocer’s daughter who became Britain’s most famous Prime Minister. In this documentary Martha reflects on Thatcher’s bitter downfall at the hands of her colleagues in government, a betrayal she never recovered from.

Margaret Thatcher: Britain’s Iron Lady

BBC World News – Sunday 14 April at 9:10pm

Renowned broadcaster and journalist Andrew Marr presents this documentary which sees family, friends and former colleagues – as well as political opponents – recall Baroness Thatcher’s life, her extraordinary personality and her tumultuous years in power. In her eleven years in office she defeated Argentina in the Falklands War and at home she battled the unions into submission. Under her steely guidance the Conservative government brought in privatisation and deregulated the City. Love her or loathe her, this special programme explores how Mrs Thatcher changed Britain forever.