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Decision ’14: Mediaworks Announces Election Day Coverage


Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Decision ’14: Mediaworks Announces Election Day Coverage

John Campbell, Patrick Gower, Paul Henry, Duncan Garner and Sean Plunket will lead MediaWorks’ comprehensive coverage of the 2014 General Election on TV3, RadioLIVE and online.

John Campbell and Duncan Garner will present TV3’s Decision ‘14 election broadcast, starting at 7pm on Saturday 20 September. They will be joined in the studio by Paul Henry, Linda Clark, Bryce Edwards, Josie Pagani, Te Anga Nathan and Matthew Hooton. 3 News Political Editor, Patrick Gower and a team of journalists will report LIVE from 14 locations around New Zealand, gauging reaction and tracking developments in the electorates. The 7 Days comedians will take a satirical look at proceedings.

• RadioLIVE’s Election Night broadcast will be hosted by Sean Plunket, with panellists Chris Trotter, Mitch Harris and David Slack. RadioLIVE will cross LIVE to the 3 Newselection broadcast throughout the night, and to Marcus Lush and a team of RadioLIVE reporters at political party venues around the country.

• TV3 and RadioLIVE’s election broadcast will both be streamed LIVE at 3news.co.nz/decision14 and RadioLIVE.co.nz/decision14.

• Join the conversation on social media using #decision14.

Mark Sainsbury will host a RadioLIVE post-election day special from 6am, Sunday 21 September, and at 8am on TV3, Patrick Gower and Lisa Owen will host a special a post-election edition of The Nation.

John Campbell says: “We have a fantastic team, with brilliant and insightful reporters on the ground, and great commentators and analysts in the studio. Election night is also tremendous fun, and we always reflect that in our coverage. We get it right, we really understand what’s going on, but we don’t get too heavy. As somebody who’s been involved in TV3’s election coverage since 1993, I love these nights. The main parties, the smaller parties, the Cinderella moments, the successes, the failures, the hopes realised and the dreams dashed, there really is nothing quite like an election night!”

Duncan Garner says: “What an election this has been. Despite the polls, it's always close on the night and this election will be no different. Election nights make or break people - it's exciting. We’ll have the best people, the best new ground-breaking technology and we'll have the fastest and most accurate results. And we'll have some fun too.”

Sean Plunket says: “Finally we’ll get some sense after what has been one of the craziest ever election campaigns! Radio is a great way to keep up with election night developments, and between the RadioLIVE studio team, our reporters throughout the country, and our ability to take audio from TV3’s broadcast, we’ll be bringing the best possible mix to our listeners.”

Ahead of Election Day, tune in to Decision ’14: Leaders Debate at 8.40pm, Wednesday 10 September on TV3, RadioLIVE, and 3news.co.nz. David Cunliffe and John Key will face off in what may be the most important debate of this election campaign, moderated by John Campbell. After the debate, Paul Henry and a panel of experts will analyse their performances.

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Decision ’14, hosted by John Campbell and Duncan Garner - Saturday, 20 September from 7pm
John and Duncan Garner will be joined in the studio by Linda Clark, Paul Henry, Bryce Edwards, Josie Pagani, Te Anga Nathan, and Mathew Hooton and cross LIVE to Patrick Gower and a team 3 News’ journalists in 14 electorates around New Zealand, including Lisa Owen, Mike McRoberts and Hilary Barry. TV3 will be the first broadcaster to use new 3D imaging technology in election coverage, providing viewers with an informative and entertaining way to understand the numbers as they change from one instant to the next.

The Nation Post-Election Special, hosted by Patrick Gower and Lisa Owen – Sunday, 21 September from 8am
A special post-election wrap-up of the The Nation will talk to all the key players on the morning after as they reflect on the campaign and plan any coalition negotiations. What does the result mean for New Zealanders over the next three years? Interviews with the leaders and analysis from our panel including Duncan Garner and Bryce Edwards


Election Night, hosted by Sean Plunket – Saturday, 20 September from 7pm
Sean will be joined in the studio by Chris Trotter, Mitch Harris and David Slack, and Marcus Lush and a team of RadioLIVE journalists will report LIVE from around the country.

Post-Election Day, hosted by Mark Sainsbury – Sunday, 21 September from 6am
All the reaction and post-analysis with ‘Sainso’, Duncan Garner, Sean Plunket and the RadioLIVE political team including Jessica Williams, Lloyd Burr and Blair Cunningham.


RadioLIVE.co.nz/decision14 – for the latest political coverage from the RadioLIVE team from the campaign trail to Election Night, and beyond (including The RadioLIVE Report Card); LIVE streaming of MediaWorks’ election day broadcasts on both TV3 and RadioLIVE, and must-read / must-listen reaction to the new political landscape.

3News.co.nz/decision14 - for the latest political developments, including contributions from 3 News’ political reporters and leading political analysts; LIVE streaming of the TV3 Leaders’ Debate and MediaWorks’ election night broadcasts on both TV3 and RadioLIVE.

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