Media watch – Friday

2 June 2017

MediaWatch

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10 Comments

  1. PDB

     /  June 2, 2017

    So who’s a fan of Al Jazeera then?

  2. Pete Kane

     /  June 2, 2017

    Restrictions on medical cannabis to be removed

    “Doctors will be able to prescribe a form of medical marijuana without needing Government approval, Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne announced today.”
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=11868146

    • half a tiniest of step forward.. its still only allowing CBD products to be bought from overseas & not funded by pharmac.. no wonder the black-market still dominates in NZ (illegal herb is cheaper)

      btw; CBD is a cannabis extract, its NOT ‘marijuana’ (a slang name for the recreational use of the plant).. get it right PK. unless ‘muddying the waters’ & creating misinfo. is on your agenda too

      • Pete Kane

         /  June 2, 2017

        I just posted this mornings NZH article. Made no comment (or judgement) at all Zedd.

  3. PDB

     /  June 2, 2017

    *breaking news*

    World’s most unfunniest cartoonist and whaleoil contributor to hang up his boots!

    “He’s been given the boot by the main stream media paper he contributed to, and he’s taking the chance to have a break away from cartooning altogether”.

    https://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2017/06/cartoon-of-the-day-502/

  4. PDB

     /  June 2, 2017

    Blazer and the like will be spinning……

    http://beta.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11867735

    “Around 82 per cent of houses in the country are being bought by New Zealand residents or citizens, Land Information NZ says.

    Another 16 per cent of sales are to businesses or corporate entities, almost all of which were wholly owned by Kiwis.

    For the first time, it included information about buyers and sellers’ residency and citizenship status.

    Until now, the statistics have been based solely on tax residency, and have consistently shown that around 3 per cent of houses were sold to offshore tax residents.
    That data was criticised as “dodgy” by Labour because it excluded people on student or work visas.

    Around 2 per cent of transfers involved no buyer with NZ citizenship or residency, though some of them had student or work visas.”

  5. Alan Wilkinson

     /  June 2, 2017

    The Left never apologise for talking crap.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  June 2, 2017

      That was supposed to be attached to PDB’s statistics.

      • PDB

         /  June 2, 2017

        Equally applicable to the Chinese house buying narrative I would’ve thought…..