NZBC Network News

Television, 1963–1975

When television began broadcasting in Auckland in 1960, the news consisted of a days old bulletin from the BBC in London. Debuting that year, the locally-compiled NZBS Newsreel included some locally-filmed items. After a brief flirtation with a short five minute news summary followed later by a longer bulletin, NZBC Reports began in 1963. TV news expanded rapidly through the 60s, with the NZBC setting up a network of newsrooms in the main centres. November 1969 marked the first time a shared news broadcast played nationwide, with the launch of NZBC Network News.

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