Media watch – Tuesday

21 March 2017

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  1. Nelly Smickers

     /  March 21, 2017

    I think i heard *Rach* saying this will be *Number 5*….the *other 4* are already in CYPS care apparently 😡

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  2. Blazer

     /  March 21, 2017

    Business Insider’….only 1% in Auckland…;(…but’
    According to data released by the NAB earlier this year, foreign buyers accounted for 10.9% of all new property purchases in Australia in the final quarter of 2016, recovering after a slowdown earlier in the year.

    The bank said that foreign buyers were noticeably more prevalent in Victoria where their market share of sales rose to 19.3%, up from 15% in September quarter.

    Elsewhere, 9.3% of new properties sold in Western Australia went to foreign investors, marginally ahead of Queensland at 9.2%.

    Read more at https://www.businessinsider.com.au/suddenly-almost-80-of-chinese-buyers-are-struggling-to-settle-on-their-aussie-apartment-2017-3#OHAhqimlSxxweHdL.99

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  3. PDB

     /  March 21, 2017

    So latest poll has English down to around 25% on the preferred PM stakes………..I hear Jacinda has gone up quite a bit but no word of Little’s rating – MSM mission is all going to plan.

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    • PDB

       /  March 21, 2017

      Scoop: “And for the first time, the Newshub Power Rating feature will show how voters believe New Zealand’s two potential leaders, Bill English and Andrew Little are performing head-to-head.
      “We have changed the way we poll to reach the most Kiwis,” said Political Editor Patrick Gower. “You can’t stand still when it comes to polling, it is too important.”
      The poll will still sample 1000 people but the updated methodology sees 25% of respondents participating through an internet panel. The remaining 75% have been contacted via traditional landline telephone poll method. The poll will have the same margin of error of 3.1%.
      “We are using the best mix of the new and the traditional that has worked well,” said Gower.
      “We are using the internet to get to those harder-to-reach voters.”
      The Power Rating feature is measured by respondents indicating how they think the two leaders are performing on a scale of ‘well’ or ‘poorly’ – with the net figure showing whether the leaders have a “positive” or “negative” rating.

      “The Power Rating is a powerful piece of data that tells us who voters think is doing the best out of Bill English and Andrew Little,” said Gower.
      The Power Rating is backed up by a data set that dates back until John Key took power which can be tracked to show how voters think leaders are performing over time.
      Results will start to be released from 12pm today via Newshub and radio with further updates on Newshub Live at 4pm and Newshub Live at 6pm.”

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      • duperez

         /  March 21, 2017

        “You can’t stand still when it comes to polling, it is too important.” …
        “We are using the best mix of the new and the traditional that has worked well,” said Gower.

        It’s all so exciting! Five day tests, limited overs, 20/20, red ball, white ball, pink ball, Power Ratings. Tell me again, why is the polling so important? So Gower and his mates have something to do? Like the cricket its not about the game it’s about keeping the crowd entertained and getting new punters sucked into the ground.

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        • PDB

           /  March 21, 2017

          Newshub: Gareth Morgan has made a huge splash on the political scene with The Opportunities Party (TOP) beating all other minor parties in the latest Newshub-Reid Research poll.
          Dr Morgan’s party polled at 0.8 percent – ahead of all the Government support partners.
          The Maori Party is nipping at his heels with 0.7 percent, while ACT and United Future are both trailing on 0.4 percent.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  March 21, 2017

            The interesting question was always who he will take votes from. At that level they will be wasted votes too. Given his tax everything that moves and solve every problem by Government intervention philosophy I’m expecting his votes will mostly come from Labour, NZ First and the Greens.

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  4. PDB

     /  March 21, 2017

    Not sure if anybody has mentioned yesterdays Roy Morgan poll?

    http://www.roymorgan.com/findings/7189-roy-morgan-new-zealand-voting-intention-march-2017-201703201044

    During March support for National fell by 4.5% to 43.5%, now just behind a potential Labour/ Greens alliance 44% (up 5%). If a New Zealand Election was held now the latest New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll shows it would be too close to call with New Zealand first likely to play a decisive role in determining which parties would form the next Government.
    Support for the National partners was virtually unchanged with the Maori Party unchanged at 2%, Act NZ was 0.5% (down 0.5%) and United Future was 0.5% (up 0.5%).
    Of the three Parliamentary Opposition parties – Labour’s support was at 29.5% (up 3.5%), Greens 14.5% (up 1.5%) and New Zealand First 7.5% (down 0.5%). Of the parties outside Parliament the Internet Party was 0.5% (up 0.5%), Conservative Party of NZ was 0.5% (up 0.5%) and support for Independent/ Others was 1% (down 1%).
    In addition the New Zealand Roy Morgan Government Confidence Rating is down 4pts to 136pts in March with 61.5% (down 2%) of NZ electors saying NZ is ‘heading in the right direction’ compared to 25.5% (up 2%) that say NZ is ‘heading in the wrong direction’.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  March 21, 2017

      I suspect National could get an immediate 5% lift by persuading Nick Smith to join the Greens, or the Maori Party, or anyone else.

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  5. Pete Kane

     /  March 21, 2017

    MP Todd Barclay refused to cooperate with police investigating bugging claims
    Lot of POL news. big and small.
    http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/politics/mp-todd-barclay-refused-to-cooperate-with-police-investigating-bugging-claims/

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  6. Blazer

     /  March 21, 2017

    the [use proper names – PG] teach them young….

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11821928

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  7. Gezza

     /  March 21, 2017

    AlJazeera tv news. Martin McGuiness dead at 66. Heart condition.

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    • Gezza

       /  March 21, 2017

      Theresa May has paid tribute.

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    • Missy

       /  March 22, 2017

      Coverage has been controversial here, I will post something after I have got some lunch. 🙂

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      • Gezza

         /  March 22, 2017

        That’s not surprising. Even the excerpt from The Theresa’s tribute began with saying while she couldn’t condone his earlier activities he went on to become a significant force for peace in Northern Ireland. HMQE2 shook his hand. Given what happened to her uncle, I don’t believe she would have done that lightly. As a teenager I identified with the NI Republicans. I’ll be interested to read the coverage.

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