Media watch – Thursday

9 March 2017


Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media.

A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy.

A general guideline – post opinion on or excerpts from and links to blog posts or comments of interest, whether they are praise, criticism, pointing out issues or sharing useful information.

As usual avoid anything that could cause any legal issues such as potential defamation or breaching suppression orders. Also remember that keeping things civil, legal and factual is more effective and harder to argue against or discredit.

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  1. Missy

     /  March 9, 2017

    This popped up in my twitter feed today:

    This has also been doing the rounds on Social Media:

    It is interesting that Nick Clegg wanted a ‘real’ referendum on Europe, but when he gets it he doesn’t like the result so wants another one (probably until he gets the result he wants).

  2. PDB

     /  March 9, 2017

    Informative opinion piece about Ardern on Kiwiblog;

    “But the consistent pattern in her career has been that she prioritises empathy over effectiveness. She is not alone in this, of course.”

  3. Nelly Smickers

     /  March 9, 2017

    *New vid* from Anna @NZH ….educational & well worth a 2min watch ❗

    Gosh, I wonder how many people here actually knew that *pre-European Maori girls* used a broth made from the *Poroporo* plant for contraception ❓

    • patupaiarehe

       /  March 9, 2017

      I did not know that Nelly. My ataahua wahine & I were faithful adherants to the ‘rhythm method’, until it failed us for the 7th time… 😀

      • Nelly Smickers

         /  March 9, 2017

        Back in the days when I left boarding school, I went flatting in Lower Hutt. Me and Wayne used the ‘rhythm method’ then as well……he used to put a *ZZ Top Album* on 😛

        • patupaiarehe

           /  March 9, 2017

          Just out of interest Nelly, how many did Wayne get ‘past the goalie’ ???

    • Conspiratoor

       /  March 9, 2017

      Sobering. Look on the bright side though, all that moola pouring in has delivered up a $2b surplus. We should all be grateful for Miracle Bill’s visionary leadership