Today highlights lack of international news presence in New Zealand. I understand that very little happens that makes international news but virtually all the reports I've seen come from New Zealand have either been fro Three Newshub or One News reporters. This includes pictures that came out and the pressers from the PM and police. Do news agencies like Reuters, AP and so on not have people on the ground there?
I know you wouldn't have reporters in NZ in the event something newsworthy happens for UK audience, but you'd think it would have a higher counter of foreign journalists there then it currently does. Even the Australian news coverage I've seen used the said reporters above.
Can't speak for the BBC or ITV, but AIUI (please correct me if I'm wrong) Sky News doesn't even have a dedicated Australia correspondent anymore. ISTR when the Sydney cafe siege took place a few years back, they were quite lucky in that Lorna Dunkley happened to be on holiday in Melbourne at the time, and so they flew her up to Sydney to report on the siege.
From a radio perspective, I've put on Newstalk ZB which seems to be the LBC of New Zealand where John from Auckland can give his 'expert' opinion of the attack.
Ah, Newstalk ZB! Yes, 'the LBC of New Zealand' is indeed an accurate assessment. Lots of strong opinions on there (some might say egos, too). Interestingly, they have quite a strong working relationship with TVNZ - ZB's weekday breakfast host, Mike Hosking, used to also present a nightly show after the 6pm news on TVNZ 1, and some other TVNZ presenters also present radio shows on ZB and its sister stations.