Media watch – Thursday

22 September 2016

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39 Comments

    • Gezza

       /  22nd September 2016

      You can say what you like about Pauline, she might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but hasn’t she got a lovely smile?

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      • Pete Kane

         /  22nd September 2016

        Any developments on yesterdays “House’ news re Friday, that you boys have seen?

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        • Gezza

           /  22nd September 2016

          Nothing but grins & grimaces so far.

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        • Gezza

           /  22nd September 2016

          Taranaki Iwi Claims Settlement Bill second reading being debated in The House right now. Channel 31, Freeview.

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          • Pete Kane

             /  22nd September 2016

            Hope Winnie is there. You know I’m very envious of Dr Wilkinson having such a distinguished and, well, just such a lovely Member of Parliament. I know, deep down, he takes great pride in having this a statesman as his own.

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            • Pete Kane

               /  22nd September 2016

              A quick peep at this morning’s archive, couldn’t see any NZ First people. Is this urgency (technically) or part of the AM Settlement debates provision?

          • Pete Kane

             /  22nd September 2016

            Spoke too soon. He’s just entered stage left (of the Speaker).
            .

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    • Corky

       /  22nd September 2016

      Gulp.. Supporters include 34% of Greens, 60% of LNP and 40% of Labor voters.
      Gulp, Gulp..If this research is reputable.
      Gulp, Gulp, Gulp.. what about the other 50 % of morons?

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    • Sorry … I can’t take Pauline Hanson very seriously … bit like Sarah Palin …

      What will the Aussie equivalent be? The Big-O-Tree Party?

      “Nail your head to the shed Fred
      Nail your head to the shed …
      Everybody now,
      Flush your brain down the drain Jane
      And tie me Kangaroo down” – Aussie Ditty ….

      The 34% Greens, 60% LNP and 40% Labor voters Corky, they ARE the morons!
      The other 50% of morons are sub-moronic and either cannot be located or, if found [under a rock or bar stool somewhere] cannot be approached … *sarc*

      It’s a “fetching” smile Gezza …
      It says, “There’s a ‘Darkie’, quick, fetch me a big stick or better still a gun”

      She’s a committed woman … she just hasn’t been committed yet!

      “She’s got Betty Shelby eyes … ” and the grimace of a smiling assassin …

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      • Corky

         /  22nd September 2016

        ‘The 34% Greens, 60% LNP and 40% Labor voters Corky, they ARE the morons!’

        Crikey! That must have hurt.

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      • Gezza

         /  22nd September 2016

        Awesomely talented you are, PZ. You not only read books, internet, articles, and minds, you even read smiles.

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  1. Blazer

     /  22nd September 2016

    Hansen probably has a cat named …Enoch.[Deleted derogatory personal term. PG] had the same spiel about asians before.She is the typical ,air head that gets all their information from MSM,unfortunately.

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  2. Pete Kane

     /  22nd September 2016

    ‘3 king hits”. Yea but the MSM will support the Govt. And for a variety of reasons, Winston, the Establishment (Labour and National) and really just a lack of intellectual rigour.

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    • Gezza

       /  22nd September 2016

      Not a problem. MSM will simply carry the desired message from Winston to his constituency & silent supporters.

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  3. Pete Kane

     /  22nd September 2016

    “But hardly a soul there.” Taranaki is not that far. Makes you wonder what time the decision was made. wouldn’t be surprised if the gathering still takes place tomorrow and with some sort of ‘non- legislative’ gathering in the Chamber and Gallery.

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    • Gezza

       /  22nd September 2016

      Can’t see who is in the Public Gallery Pete. And the Bills will pass with overwhelming majorities, so the time for celebration & reconciliation ceremony is tomorrow. And it is to be hoped that so will be many more of the MPs than originally intended to be.

      Winston speaking now on the second Bill Ngati Kahu Ki Whangaora Claims Settlement Bill.

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  4. Gezza

     /  22nd September 2016

    Kelvin Davis trying to make excuses about the kermadecs shambles but just making Labour’s position on that one worse. He’s moved on after realising that.

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  5. Gezza

     /  22nd September 2016

    Rangitane O Manawtu Claims Settlement Bill second reading now. Ol Chris Finlayson has a sense of humour. Reckons Winston’s been up the pou all morning.

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    • Gezza

       /  22nd September 2016

      Speaker leaving chair. House adjourned until 2pm. Rousimg orchestral music (synthesiser).
      1.03pm

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    • Gezza

       /  22nd September 2016

      These settlement bill speeches are among the most moving and impressive I have ever seen. How I wish I had learned Te Reo at school, instead of wasting time on Latin.

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  6. duperez

     /  22nd September 2016

    I saw Jo Goodhew trying to do an impersonation of a smarmy cow. Well done Jo, you succeeded.

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    • Pete Kane

       /  22nd September 2016

      Hey, lay off the cows D. At least they’re dependable (and productive).

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      • patupaiarehe

         /  22nd September 2016

        Thanks for the links you posted above PK, well worth a watch by anyone who hasn’t already.

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  7. Missy

     /  22nd September 2016

    This article caught my eye when it popped up on my facebook feed.

    http://www.newshub.co.nz/opinion/opinion-embracing-my-bare-face-2016092212

    I have a number of issues with this, many of which may be unpopular with other woman.

    1. If she is someone that wears make-up to work every day, and then one day she does not, she will look tired, washed out, and possibly a little pale – which would lead anyone who sees her regularly to think she may be unwell. To write an article like this about two men who commented that she does not look well is just spiteful and nasty.

    2. The purpose of this article very much feels like she is seeking some sort of validation of her looks, when reading many of the comments on facebook telling her how beautiful she is makes me wonder if she is insecure in her looks, so therefore needs others to tell her she is beautiful – even without make-up. She also comes across as rather sensitive, and reading something into a couple of genuine comments that wasn’t there.

    3. The ethics of a journalist/reporter doing a story on themselves – even under the guise of an ‘opinion piece’ – is questionable in my opinion. When did reporters & journalists suddenly become the story instead of just reporting the story? This idea of them being front and centre in their stories does not sit well with me, especially on a topic such as her looks.

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