One News (New Zealand)
|Presented by||Simon Dallow and Wendy Petrie (6pm weeknights)
Peter Williams and Bernadine Oliver-Kerby (6pm weekends)
Peter Williams or Nadine Chalmers-Ross (Breakfast, Good Morning & Midday)
Melissa Stokes (Tonight)
|Country of origin||New Zealand|
|Running time||6pm: 60 minutes (includes advertisement are about 15–20 mins)
Breakfast: 5 min updates every 30 minutes from 6.00am to 8.30am
Good Morning: 5 min updates at 10am and 11am
Midday: 30 minutes (includes advertisements)
Tonight: 30 minutes (including adverts)
|Picture format||16:9 720p (HDTV)
16:9 576i (SDTV)
|Original run||3 November 1969 – present|
One News is the news division of New Zealand television network TVNZ. The service is broadcast live from TVNZ Centre in Auckland. The flagship news bulletin is the nightly 6pm news hour, but One News also has midday and late night news bulletins, as well as current affairs shows such as Breakfast and Seven Sharp.
The 6pm programme is New Zealand's most-watched news programme. As of July 2008, it has a market share of 44% (651,400+ each night).
The current editor of One News is Paul Patrick, and the head of TVNZ News and Current Affairs is Anthony Flannery.
One News has been judged Best News in the Qantas Media Awards from 2008 till 2011.
Television news in New Zealand started in 1960 with the introduction of television. These bulletins were broadcast from the main centres (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin) operating independently of each other due to technical constraints. The Wahine Disaster in April 1968 highlighted the need for a nationwide news network; footage shot in Wellington could not be broadcast in other centres around the country at the same time.
In October 1969 the country-wide TV network was completed. The first network news broadcast was live on 3 November 1969 at 7:35pm, read by Dougal Stevenson. This bulletin was possible due to microwave links being established between the four main centres; the programme was called NZBC Network News. Initially, it was read by Philip Sherry, Dougal Stevenson or Bill Toft on a rotating roster.
Prior to the building of the Warkworth Station in 1971, international programmes could not be received live – the footage had to be flown into New Zealand and was often days old.
Angela D'Audney was the first female newsreader in New Zealand, from 1973. The Network News featured many other newsreaders until the NZBC was dissolved in 1975. The programme was then renamed simply News. The main bulletin was revamped in 1987. It was renamed Network News with Judy Bailey and Neil Billington initially co-presenting. Richard Long and Tony Ciprian alternately presented and produced sports news. Later that year Long took over from Billington as 'Network News' news co-anchor, the beginning of a partnership that would continue for much of the next fifteen years. Ciprian moved to the new commercial channel TV3, the station's first sports news producer. He was with 3 News for almost 20 years.
From the 1970s, four regional news programmes were broadcast – one in each of the four main regions: Top Half (Auckland and the upper North Island), Today Tonight (Wellington and the lower North Island and originally the upper South Island), The Mainland Touch (Christchurch, Canterbury and later the upper South Island) and The South Tonight (Otago and Southland). Initially, these programmes ran for 20 minutes during the main news programme at 6.30pm, between the sports and weather news. They were later moved to after the main Network News bulletin; screening at 7:00pm, resulting in an hour of news each weekday evening (6:30-7:30pm). Weekend and summer bulletins remained 30 minutes in length. On 11 April 1989 TVNZ launched a new nightly current affairs show, Holmes, which was presented by Paul Holmes. Holmes replaced the regional bulletins' timeslot of 7:00pm. Regional shows were then moved to TV2 and were discontinued in December 1990.
In 1989, Network News was relaunched as One Network News; it's renaming due to competition from new broadcasting station TV3's news programme 3 National News. In 1995, the main bulletin was again extended from 30 to 60 minutes, screening from the now familiar 6:00pm. The change coincided with the unveiling of a new studio set which was used until 2003. On 11 August 1997, the early morning Telstra Business and Breakfast shows were first aired; Telstra Business was hosted by Michael Wilson; Breakfast hosted by Susan Wood and Mike Hosking.
The end of 1997 saw the replacement of weekend news presenters Angela D'Audney and Tom Bradley with husband and wife Simon Dallow and Alison Mau. Bradley resigned, but D'Audney stayed as a backup presenter for other bulletins until her death in February 2002, from a brain tumour.
In 1998, TVNZ signed 3 News anchor John Hawkesby to replace Richard Long from the start of 1999. But when Haweskby began presenting One Network News at 6pm alongside Judy Bailey, there was a public outcry over the separation of Bailey and Long, that lead to Long reinstated as co-anchor at 6pm three weeks later. Hawkesby later took TVNZ to court, a dispute that he subsequently won.
The show was renamed again on 31 December 1999, this time to the current name of One News.
2003 saw a major shake up of TVNZ's news and current affairs programming with entering head Bill Ralston making sweeping changes to the formats of many programmes. A new state-of-the-art studio came into use for One News programmes, but many presenters were culled. The changes saw the end of Long and Bailey's 15-year partnership; from January 2004, the main 6pm bulletin reverted to a single-headed broadcast with Judy Bailey as anchor. Jim Hickey, TVNZ's most popular weather presenter, and sports presenter April Bruce (née Ieremia) also left in 2003. Jim returned to One News in 2007.
Close Up was launched in November 2004, when Paul Holmes, host of the Holmes programme, resigned following failed contract negotiations. Close Up followed the same format as Holmes, but was hosted by Susan Wood until her sudden resignation in 2006. Mark Sainsbury became the main host following her resignation.
In October 2005, TVNZ announced that it would not be renewing long-standing flagship broadcaster Judy Bailey's contract; some observers believe this was a direct reaction to the programme's market share decline in Auckland to 3 News. An emotional Bailey signed off for the final time at the end of the 6pm One News bulletin on 23 December 2005. She was TVNZ's longest serving newsreader and had been reporting and presenting with both NZBC and TVNZ for 34 years. When the 6pm edition of One News returned after the Christmas break of 2005–2006, it reverted to double-headed presentation with Wendy Petrie and Simon Dallow taking over from Bailey.
The weekend 6pm bulletin remained single-headed until September 2008, when popular presenter Peter Williams joined Bernadine Oliver-Kirby as co-anchor.
Sir Paul Holmes returned to TVNZ as the host on the new political programme Q+A in 2009. He hosted the programme until late 2012, when illness prevented him from continuing his duties. He died on 1 February 2013.
TVNZ celebrated One News' 40th birthday on 3 November 2009 with some archival footage available on their website. Later that year, Jennie Goodwin, David Beatson, Dougal Stevenson and Lindsay Perigo returned to read one Breakfast news segment each.
TVNZ commissioned a revamped news/current affairs set on 23 January 2012. This set is used for the broadcast of the following programmes:
- One News
- Seven Sharp
- Te Karere
- Good Morning
- Marae Investigates
- Fair Go
In September 2012 an announcement was made that TVNZ would discontinue Close Up at the end of 2012. The final Close Up programme screened on November 30, 2012 and in early 2013, an announcement was made detailing the replacement show, named Seven Sharp. The first show screened on February 4, 2013.
Saturday Breakfast and One News at 4:30 were cancelled at the end of 2012.
Since 2013, Susan Wood has hosted Q+A.
News Bulletins 
The flagship One News bulletin screens nightly at 6pm and is fronted by Simon Dallow and Wendy Petrie on weekdays, and Bernadine Oliver-Kerby, and Peter Williams at weekends. Sport is presented by Jenny-May Coffin or Andrew Saville and weather from Karen Olsen or Jim Hickey.
The bulletin is usually structured like this:
- Pre-Opening Sequence
- The bulletin starts off with the weather presenter explaining the current weather situation, standing in front of a map of New Zealand showing the country's satellite imagery that day.
- First Segment (10–15 minutes):
- Local news items
- Major international stories
- Second Segment (8–10 minutes):
- International news items
- Weather update (showing maximum temperatures in towns and cities around the country and live Weather Camera shots in the six main centres)
- Third Segment (5–8 minutes):
- Market information (graphics only – no voice-over)
- Business news (if any)
- Miscellaneous local news items
- Fourth Segment (10–15 minutes):
- Sports items
- Fifth Segment (5–8 minutes):
- Main weather forecast
- Often one oddspot item
On weekdays, One News screens multiple bulletins during the day. This includes One News Breakfast, hosted by Peter Williams on Monday-Wednesday and Melissa Stokes on Thursday and Friday. These are 5–10 minute news and weather updates that screen on the half hour during NZI Business and TV One's Breakfast show (news 6–8.30am, weather 6.35–8.35am). Weather reports during Breakfast are presented by Sam Wallace.
At 10am and 11am, during Good Morning, five-minute news and weather updates screen and are hosted by the same presenter for Breakfast news that day. One News also produces two half-hour bulletins, which screen at Midday and approximately 10:30pm. The midday bulletin, One News at Midday is also hosted by the same presenter for Breakfast news and the late night broadcast, One News Tonight is presented by Melissa Stokes with Renee Wright presenting the weather report.
- Flagship bulletin at 6pm
- Weekdays every half hour from 6am-9am, at 10am, 11am, Midday, and 10:30pm
- Flagship bulletin at 6pm
Current Affairs Programmes 
Seven Sharp 
- Weekdays at 7pm
- Presented by Greg Boyed, Alison Mau and Jesse Mulligan
- Reporters: Brodie Kane, Craig Stanaway, Jehan Casinader, Matt Chisholm, Gill Higgins, Haydn Jones, Heather du Plessis-Allan, Michael Holland
Seven Sharp is a half-hour current affairs programme, which features mostly current event or local human interest stories.
Seven Sharp is TVNZ's new initiative to the 7pm current affairs time slot, replacing Close Up and long serving broadcaster, Mark Sainsbury. The show will be presented by Alison Mau, Greg Boyed and Jesse Mulligan. The dynamic trio will present the days news with wittiness and give New Zealanders an insight look into the stories making headlines.
- Weekdays 6am-9am.
- Presented by Toni Street and Rawdon Christie
- Weather: Sam Wallace
- Business: Nadine Chalmers-Ross
Breakfast is a three-hour-long magazine style news and current affairs programme, which looks at the day's headlines and events happening around New Zealand. News, sport and weather are updated every half hour, with business news being updated at around 6:40am, 7:10am and 8:10am.
News segments are presented by Peter Williams Mondays-Wednesdays, and Melissa Stokes Thursdays-Fridays. Sam Wallace is the weather presenter and roving reporter weekdays, whilst Sam Wallace fills this role on Saturdays.
Breakfast received a new look and set, along with other news and current affairs programmes on 23 January 2012. Plasma screens and lighting effects make up the majority of the set design, meaning ease of changeover between Breakfast and Good Morning, which are to share the same set, and air live, back to back. Changes to the show's format from January 2012 mean the first half hour of the show will be more formal, and feature the presenters behind news desks, from 6am until 6:30, when the presenters will then move to couch to continue with its traditional, more relaxed style from 6:30 until 9am. This format change was made as a result of TV3's competing Firstline programme which airs at the same time, and is a more formal approach to morning news and current affairs.
From 2013 changes were made to the format of the show. New segments were also introduced along with small changes to the on-screen graphics and the positioning of presenters.
Te Karere 
- Weekdays at 4.00pm
- Presented by Scotty Morrison
Te Karere is a half-hour news programme broadcast entirely in Māori. The weather is also broadcast in Māori. Te Karere regularly attracts between 50,000 – 80,000 viewers a day.
- Sundays at 9.00am
- Presented by Susan Wood
Q+A is an hour-long political show containing an interview with a politician that has been in the news during the previous week and a panel debate on a political hot topic. Q+A has been screening since March 2009.
Q+A won Best News/Current Affairs Programme in the 2009 Qantas Media Awards.
TVNZ News department also produces 20/20 Hosted by Sonja Wilson:
- Reporters: Pete Cronshaw, Sonja Wilson and Beth Bates
TVNZ News at 8 and TVNZ News Now 
Discontinued as of July 2012 when TVNZ 7 closed down.
Now amalgamated into Breakfast as of 2013.
Close Up 
Replaced with Seven Sharp as of 2013.
ONE News at 4.30pm 
Discontinued as of November 2012.
Saturday Breakfast 
Discontinued as of November 2012.
One News Special 
One News Specials are often aired during international, one-off and breaking news events. Often for international breaking news stories, One News airs a video feed from other news organisations. One News aired Specials for the following events:
- on 4 September 2010 and on 22 February 2011 (in response to the Christchurch earthquakes).
- on and following 19 November 2010, (in response to the explosion at the Pike River Mine).
- on 11 March 2011 (in response to the 2011 Japan earthquake).
- on October 30, 2012 (in response to Hurricane Sandy begging to strike the East Coast of the United States)
- Annual Government Budget announcements.
- Annual special reports such as The Year in Review (which airs on the first Sunday of the year and looks at the previous year).
One News at Midday 
|2008–2010||Peter Williams/Alison Mau|
|2011–2012||Peter Williams/Rawdon Christie|
|2012–||Peter Williams/Melissa Stokes|
One News at 6 
|1970s–mid-1980s||Bill Toft, Tom Bradley, Philip Sherry, Jenny Goodwin, Angela D'Audney or Dougal Stevenson|
|1987||Neil Billington and Judy Bailey|
|1987–2003||Richard Long and Judy Bailey (except for three weeks in February 1999 when John Hawkesby and Judy Bailey co-presented)|
|2006–||Simon Dallow and Wendy Petrie|
|Early 1990s–1997||Tom Bradley and Angela D'Audney|
|1997–1999||Simon Dallow and Alison Mau|
|1999||Richard Long and Liz Gunn (three weeks in February only)|
|1999–2003||Simon Dallow and Alison Mau|
|2008–||Peter Williams and Bernadine Oliver-Kerby|
One News Tonight 
|1995–1997||Simon Dallow and Alison Mau|
|2003–2004||Eric Young and Kate Hawkesby|
Backup presenters 
|Breakfast||Toni Street||Nadine Chalmers-Ross or Wendy Petrie|
|Rawdon Christie||Greg Boyed, Peter Williams, Tim Wilson, or Simon Dallow|
|Breakfast News and Midday||Peter Williams / Melissa Stokes||Bernadine Oliver-Kerby or Brooke Dobson|
|Te Karere||Scott Morrison||Tini Molyneux|
|ONE News At 6 - Weekdays||Simon Dallow||Peter Willams or Jack Tame|
|Wendy Petrie||Bernadine Oliver-Kirby, Miriama Kamo or Melissa Stokes|
|ONE News At 6 - Weekends||Peter Williams||Greg Boyed|
|Bernadine Oliver-Kirby||Miriama Kamo or Melissa Stokes|
|ONE News At 6 - Sport||Andrew Saville or Jenny-May Coffin||Jenny-May Coffin or Andrew Saville|
|ONE News At 6 - Weather||Jim Hickey / Karen Olsen||Renee Wright or Sam Wallace|
|Seven Sharp||Alison Mau, Greg Boyed and Jesse Mulligan||Unknown|
|ONE News Tonight||Melissa Stokes||Miriama Kamo or Renee Wright|
ONE News Reporters 
This list excludes reporters from TVNZ News, Good Morning, 20/20, Q&A, Fair Go, Sunday, Te Karere, Marae Investigates or Seven Sharp.
|Mark Crysell||ONE News||Reporter||Auckland|
|Nicole Bremner||ONE News||Reporter||Auckland|
|Lisa Owen||ONE News||Reporter||Auckland|
|Donna Marie-Lever||ONE News||Reporter||Auckland|
|Paul Hobbs||ONE News||Reporter||Auckland|
|Will Hine||ONE News||Reporter||Auckland|
|Amy Kelley||ONE News||Reporter||Auckland|
|Alison Pugh||ONE News||Reporter||Auckland|
|Ruth Wynn-Williams||ONE News||Reporter||Auckland|
|Kate Lynch||ONE News||Reporter||Auckland|
|Matt McLean||ONE News||Reporter||Wellington|
|Renee Graham||ONE News||Reporter||Wellington|
|Simon Bradwell||ONE News||Reporter||Wellington|
|Rebecca Edwards||ONE News||Reporter||Wellington|
|Daniel Faitaua||ONE News||Reporter||Wellington|
|Stephen Stuart||ONE News||Sports Reporter||Wellington|
|Ana Olykan||ONE News||Reporter||Christchurch|
|Joy Reid||ONE News||Reporter||Christchurch|
|Blair Norton||ONE News||Sports Reporter||Christchurch|
|Max Bania||ONE News||Reporter||Dunedin|
|Megan Martin||ONE News||Reporter||Dunedin|
|Tsehai Tiffin||ONE News||Reporter (freelance)||Queenstown|
|John Newton||ONE News||Reporter||Palmerston North / Central Nth. Island|
|Garth Bray||ONE News||Correspondent||London|
|Jack Tame||ONE News||Correspondent||New York|
|Barbara Dreaver||ONE News||Correspondent||Pacific|
|Steve Marshall||ONE News||Correspondent||Australia|
|Corin Dann||ONE News||Political Editor||Wellington|
|Jessica Mutch||ONE News||Political Reporter||Wellington|
|Michael Parkin||ONE News||Political Reporter||Wellington|
|Martin Tasker||ONE News||Sports Reporter||TVNZ|
|Craig Stanaway||ONE News||Sports Reporter||TVNZ|
|Stephen Stuart||ONE News||Sports Reporter||TVNZ|
|Blair Norton||ONE News||Sports Reporter||TVNZ|
|Abby Scott||ONE News||Sports Reporter||TVNZ|
|Kimberlee Downs||ONE News||Sports Reporter||TVNZ|
|Lorelei Mason||ONE News||Health Reporter||Christchurch|
|Joanna Hunkin||ONE News||Entertainment Reporter||Auckland|
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