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3 National News - First Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1989

Independent television network TV3 launched its prime time news bulletin on 27 November 1989, a day after the channel first went to air. Veteran broadcaster Philip Sherry anchors a reporting team that includes future politician Tukoroirangi Morgan (probing kiwi poaching), Ian Wishart (investigating traffic cop-dodging speedsters) and future newsroom boss Mark Jennings (torture in Timaru). Belinda Todd handles the weather, and Janet McIntyre reports on TV3's launch. The Kiwi cricket team faces defeat in Perth (although history will record a famous escape there). 

I personally think one of us is going to struggle. I hope it’s you, you hope it’s me.
– Julian Mounter, boss of rival network TVNZ, to TV3 reporter Janet McIntyre

Key Cast & Crew

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Philip Sherry

Presenter

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Belinda Todd

Weather presenter

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Janet McIntyre

Reporter

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Clint Brown

Reporter

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Stephen Stuart

Reporter

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Stephen Christensen

Reporter

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TV3

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MediaWorks NZ