Sun shines on 1 NEWS weatherman Dan's te reo efforts with 'big improvement'

The sun's shining on 1 NEWS weather presenter Dan Corbett's efforts to use te reo in his broadcasts during Māori Language Week and a big improvement last night has been praised by viewers.

Dan made a few stumbles on Māori words in his first attempt at the language on air on Monday night and put these down to a "brain freeze moment".

Dan, who adlibs his weather reports rather than scripting them, said he'd put some of the Māori words in the autocue to help him along for the rest of the week.

Last night he delivered a faultless intro to the weather in te reo and used several Māori words to describe weather conditions through his report - such as mahana for warm.

Viewers noted his progress as they commented via Facebook.

"How cool was Dan’s second attempt tonight! Absolutely nailed it - ka pai!" Sarah McBride messaged.

Lizzy Stubbington wrote: "Great improvement from last night Dan, you showed great tenacity and delivered like a pro tonight."

While Joe Sauvao enthused: "Good on you TVNZ Weather man. You stuck to te reo and improved."

Our weather presenter is weaving te reo into his Māori Language Week broadcasts and viewers reckon he's doing an awesome job Source: 1 NEWS

Dan's use of Maori has even persuaded viewer Annabel Kateto stick with 1 NEWS.

"So awesome to see 1 News truely embracing Te wiki o Te Reo Māori. the support given to Dan Corbett too is awesome, and should always be encouraged. A really cool effort from everybody at 1 News and something you should be proud of and celebrate. I’ve never really cared which news I watch but I’ll watching 1 from now," she said. 

Marianna Beech was similarly impressed.

"I so love Dan speaking in te reo Maori. Kai pai Dan. I understood every kupu you said. I know it has to be trying for you but you make me proud. I've never heard the weather said in te reo before..well not counting Te Karere. Big ups TV One for giving it your best," she wrote.

Jenny Clements wrote that she'd love to see subtitles with te reo on the news so non te reo speakers "can learn as we hear".

Dan says he's been taking te reo classes over the winter and this year thought he'd give it a go during Māori language week.

It seems 1 NEWS viewers are overwhelmingly glad he did.

Viewers reckon Dan Corbett is showing great tenacity sticking to speaking te reo during Māori Language Week. Source: 1 NEWS



Police called to Massey High School in Auckland after students from another school attempt to enter grounds

Police attended an incident at Massey High School in Auckland today after students from another school attempt to enter the grounds.

The high school posted about the incident to Facebook this afternoon.

"Massey High School advises that there has been an incident at lunchtime today where several students of another school attempted to enter our grounds.

"The school has followed our standard procedures in this instance and the matter is now at an end. We would like to clarify that there have been no injuries and the school has not been placed in lockdown," the post reads.

An assistant principal of Massey High Schol told 1 NEWS it was a "small incident" and is under control, and that students left like a normal day.

Massey High School. Source: 1 NEWS


Body of missing man pulled from river near Invercargill

The body of a man who went missing on Sunday has been pulled from the Aparima River in Riverton.

Police say the body of Jamie Stephen Boniface was recovered from Aparima River by local divers and the coastguard around 10am.

Mr Boniface, 28, went missing after the dingy he was in overturned on Sunday afternoon.

A police emblem on the sleeve of an officer.
A police emblem on the sleeve of an officer. Source: 1 NEWS

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Flashback: Watch 1 NEWS from the day the World Trade Centre was attacked on 9/11

Everyone remembers where they were on September 11, 2001 - and as the world turned on their televisions, 1 NEWS was there.

1 NEWS initiated a special uninterrupted live coverage event in the early hours of September 12, 2001 after news of the attack broke.

The 6pm programme was presented by Richard Long and Judy Bailey and included wire items from numerous American outlets.

Richard Long and Judy Bailey headed the coverage, which was live and uninterrupted throughout the day. Source: 1 NEWS


One person dead after crash in Bay of Plenty

One person is dead after a crash in the Kaimai Ranges, Bay of Plenty, this afternoon.

Police say the crash was reported to emergency services shortly after 2pm on SH29, Old Kaimai Road.

One person was killed in the crash.

Diversions will be in place for some time, and motorists are ask to delay travel if possible.


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Police car generic. Source: 1 NEWS