Media watch – Monday

17 July 2017


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

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    • Gezza

       /  July 17, 2017

      She’ll probably get thousands of those if she mentions she lives in a castle.

      • Missy

         /  July 17, 2017

        She won’t have her castle for long, he will probably want her to move to Malaysia and become a good wife…

        • Gezza

           /  July 17, 2017

          It’s not really a castle, as I recall. I’m waiting to see if anything more comes out of the woodwork on that pulled social media post about Paula, or it was a coincidental event.

  1. Missy

     /  July 17, 2017
  2. sorethumb

     /  July 17, 2017

    Slice of Heaven

    By Noelle McCarthy and John Daniell
    With record migration and a fast-growing population, Aotearoa/New Zealand is changing.
    The first episode looks at Filipino farm workers. Professor Paul Spoonley calls it a “win-win” situation. Except it isn’t as it ignores the issue of getting Kiwis to work on farms.
    Spoonley seems to think we need migrants so badly we only get them by the skin of our teeth.
    Michael Reddell was on the program but all he got to say was that international conditions (Brexit/Trump) affect migration flows.
    The Media refuse to be balanced on migration. Nigel latta’s The New New Zealand is the most egreciuos example.
    Actually our balance standards are lose favouring a right of expression (free speech) the problem being that the media do all the talking.