Media watch – Wednesday

22 February 2017


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  1. chrism56

     /  February 22, 2017

    Looks like there is migrant rioting in Sweden – A bit worse than the government lets on:

  2. Pete Kane

     /  February 22, 2017

    “EXCLUSIVE: 7pm tonight the Mt Albert By-Election debate exclusively live streamed on The Daily Blog”

    Will be interested to see how the Morgan foundation economist for the TOP Party does. Ye4a I know Party is already in the ‘TOP’, but it just didn’t look right?)

    • Thanks for letting me (and us) know about this. I have been checking it out. A good idea but I think it’s disappointing. There’s only four of the thirteen candidates in attendance.

      It is just on transport in Auckland and is being run by the Public Transport Users Association and by the look of the banners may be sponsored by the Rail and maritime Transport Union. So it’s fairly much public transport/cycling good, cars bad.

      But I haven’t heard anything realistic on making a mass change from private to public transport.

      A problem with Auckland is that it has massively outgrown it’s public transport infrastructure at the same time that the city and the country has taken to private cars big time. It would be a huge job to change this to any extent.

  3. Nelly Smickers

     /  February 22, 2017

    @ 8:03pm

    Just thru from KTH…..HOW NICE ❗

    As Wayne said, “Can *hardly wait* till this country is also overrun with *filth* like this” 😡

  4. Something to be avoided:

  5. patupaiarehe

     /  February 22, 2017

    Some of you may recall a little recent controversy over this…
    Here’s what he did…
    And finally, ain’t ‘karma’ a bitch. For those who deserve it…