PHEW. WORST NEW SHOW OF THE FALL SEASON. AND SO STUPID AND CHRISTINA RICCI WAS WASTED. AND THE POLITICAL ASPECTS WERE LAUGHABLE. AND NOT SO MUCH OFFICIALLY CANCELLED, JUST NO NEW EPISODES ORDERED. THIS WAS THE BIG SHOW FOR TVONE NEXT SEASON. BAD CHOICE TVNZ.
FROM TV BY THE NUMBERS…….
Pan Am and Man Up! were defacto canceled, although there will be no official announcement, and there rarely is. Pan Am will get one additional episode ordered in addition to the 13 originally ordered for this season,
Celebrations have hit a hitch in Kingsland, the suburb nearest to Auckland’s Eden Park.
Bars and cafes in the popular party spot report power cut out at about 2.15pm.
Barrista Zac Gray from Shaky Isles Coffee says the cafe has had to turn people away.
“Everything’s stopped working, we can’t serve anyone,” he says.
He says the power cut only appeared to be affecting one side of the street.
“Luckily everything was sort of calming down as it happened. We’ve done manual payments for the remainder of the customers here who had to get up and go.
BAD TO BAD. FROM RNZ……
A salvage crew on board the grounded cargo ship Rena is reporting good progress in pumping oil after working through the night, but only 20 tonnes of oil has been removed.
Pumping began on Sunday evening, more than two weeks after the ship became wedged on Astrolabe Reef off the coast of Tauranga on 5 October.
A three-person team remained on board overnight after an evacuation plan was agreed with maritime authorities.
Maritime New Zealand says the crew has made good progress pumping the heavy fuel oil off the Rena to a waiting barge.
However, Transport Minister Steven Joyce told Morning Report the overnight pumping efforts have been only moderately successful, with just 20 tonnes of the 1300 tonnes of oil in the ship’s tanks removed.
Mr Joyce says the oil is incredibly viscous and it is very slow work.
He says the salvage company is now reconsidering heating options to speed up the pumping.
Svitzer Salvage spokesperson Matt Watson told Morning Report the salvors are also looking at adding booster pumps to the operation.
He says it is difficult to say how much oil will be removed on Monday.