Media watch – Monday

14 August 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.


  1. I wouldn’t describe it as hilarious. My reaction when I saw it was more ‘WTF?’

    • phantom snowflake

       /  August 14, 2017

      Thought you meant John Banks there for a moment.

  2. Blazer

     /  August 14, 2017

    John ‘Spy’s’..real legacy…..evaporation of morality…

    • PDB

       /  August 14, 2017

      You and that blog are just making stuff up. Private investigation firm providing on it’s own accord (not paid or initiated by the govt) publically available information about Greenpeace. Anybody can provide free & legally obtained information to the govt, whether that information is of any use is another matter. Another non-story.

      • Blazer

         /  August 14, 2017

        P.I principals both unavailable for comment.The NZ Herald story mentions Joyces baby..the MBIE.Your explanation is not…CREDIBLE.

        • PDB

           /  August 14, 2017

          What you are saying is that the New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals division wouldn’t, as a part of ensuring health and safety standards within the industry, receive information from companies highlighting issues Greenpeace may be causing to their operations? Nonsense as usual from you.

          Herald: “Apart from photos and videos of the alleged incident at sea, any information Thompson & Clark provided MBIE is specific to risks identified in safety and security plans. “For example, these may include pictures or locations of boat/trailers on ramps, in relation to potential interference with an offshore activity. We are not informed about how information is gathered but we expect that anything provided has been gathered lawfully.”

          “In April, Norman and two other Greenpeace activists were prosecuted after jumping into the sea in front of oil exploration ship Amazon Warrior 50 nautical miles off the Wairarapa Coast. The ship was conducting seismic sounding for Statoil and Chevron.”

          Simply sounds like sour grapes from Norman.

        • Conspiratoor

           /  August 14, 2017

          I don’t know what Joyce was smoking when he vomited that one up but for anyone unfortunate enough to have to deal with them, you have my sympathy. They serve no useful purpose except to frustrate and keep incompetents away from a winz office