While I certainly agree that the On-Air Presentation standards of the new regional editions of Nine News isn't quite on the level of what we've come to expect from their metropolitan bulletins in recent years, I'd say it's only slightly worse than the presentation standards of Nine Gold Coast News...and that bulletin goes out to a semi-metro area!
Yes, I agree. While Vanessa O'Hanlon is a decent presenter and a good get by Nine, from what I've seen so far it feels too much like we're seeing a weather presenter filling in on the news.
Nine really should've offered the Southern NSW/ACT newsreader position to Danielle Post, especially with her history on WIN News (lets be honest, Nine need to try and get WIN News viewers watching their new regional services) and being familiar to viewers especially in the key Illawarra and Canberra markets.
IMO, Vanessa would probably be better presenting the weather on Today or Nine News Sydney - we all know how desperately those segments could do with a bit of credibility!