Nine is bringing back the local 9News bulletin in Darwin after suspending it at the start of the pandemic.
The hour-long program was halted mid-March along with other regional bulletins with Nine saying it opted to boost staff numbers in metro areas to focus on covering the pandemic.
During this time 9News Queensland was simulcast to Darwin viewers.
Now, Nine says the locally produced 6-7pm bulletin is returning to Darwin from October 5.
Presented by Paul Taylor, the program will be produced by the 9News Darwin team, with new hires to be made for the producing team which will be revealed in the coming weeks.
“Investing in more local stories has never been more important within this challenging COVID-19 climate and our team on the ground are well equipped to deliver news that matters, as it happens, from here in Darwin and throughout the Territory,” says Steve Shervill, Nine general manager for Darwin.
Nine has already resumed producing regional news bulletins put on pause during the pandemic, including in Queensland, Canberra and Victoria. However, these programs were reduced to half an hour of local news, with the bulletin then leading into the state-based metro bulletin.
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