Media watch – Monday

9 October 2017

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  1. At a glance I thought that was Jacinda Ardern.

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    • sorethumb

       /  October 9, 2017

      The media won’t like another Brexit will they. Thousands of who (from where)?
      Why aren’t all those unemployed Spanish youths being invited to Germany?

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      • High Flying Duck

         /  October 9, 2017

        “Catsit” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it though does it?
        The whole country would have to go so that we could have a “Spexit”.

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        • Gezza

           /  October 9, 2017

          If Poland went it alone – they could have a Poxit!
          Shakespeare would approve. 📃 🕯 ✍🏽 👍🏼

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        • Gezza

           /  October 9, 2017

          There’d be a few more quite funny ones, when I think about it.

          Austria – Axit
          Bulgaria- Buxit
          Croatia- Croaxit
          Czech Republic – Czechxit
          Denmark – Dexit
          Finland – Fixit
          France – Fraxit
          Germany – Gerxit
          Ireland – Irxit
          Lithuania – Lixit
          Malta – Maxit
          Portugal – Porxit
          Romania – Roxit

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        • Blazer

           /  October 9, 2017

          how about..Duxit.

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  2. sorethumb

     /  October 9, 2017

    RNZ and Massy pimping immigration again:

    Business confidence is down among retailers worried about skill shortage and the launch of on-line retailer Amazon.

    To what extent is the tight labour market playing to these people?
    Director of advanced retail studies John ____?
    It’s quite significant and retailers are have been effectively importing qualified staff for a number of years now. The types of skills that are in short supply are digital, buyers, merchandisers. Retailers have to bring in people from overseas as there isn’t the talent within NZ
    Isn’t it enough to train New Zealanders?
    Having people from overseas is always  an eye opening exercise. They come in with a new set of eyes a new set of ears and ideas to be able to provide an international perspective on things. But that’s not to say kiwis can’t do that it’s just the lack of people and they can’t get people in particular areas. It’s through no bodies fault it is simply catching up with market place needs.
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=201861641
    However it looks like they don’t pay enough and are doing the dairying thing?
    http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/fms/Colleges/College%20of%20Business/Research/CARS/Big%20Issues%20in%20Retail%20Survey%20Headline%20Results%202015-2016.pdf?BF669C33A174147903AD742548575FC0
    And a lot of those staff would be going to tourist industry gift shops where foreign speakers are required?

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    • sorethumb

       /  October 9, 2017

      It looks like it is time to bring back slavery?

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      • Conspiratoor

         /  October 9, 2017

        If the Chinese are allowed to continue to slate their thirst for corporate takeover and resource acquisition we will become nothing more than indentured labour in less than a generation. What they are doing with forest resources in the far north should be an awakening

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    • Corky

       /  October 9, 2017

      If Labour gain power, taxing all online shopping will be a priority. No way will they leave that cash cow alone. They will devour everything including the trotters. The problem is, as always when socialist stick their nose into business, it will be a complete stuff-up with massive compliance costs and regulations applied to online businesses. Customers choice will start to limit as a result. That will guarantee a one term Labour government. You don’t come between Kiwis and their shopping.

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      • Gezza

         /  October 9, 2017

        A suitable period of time would first need to elapse between the instructions to that effect to the Completely Independent* Tax Working Group & the introduction of rammed-through legislation to give effect to such an onerous travesty.

        There would still be time to stock up on sufficient supplements & ammunition until the 2020 general nation-wide revolt.

        Giving concert at Rest Home this morning. Back later. Try & behave until then.
        Thank you.
        That is all.
        0955 hours.

        * Yeah. Right.

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        • Gezza

           /  October 9, 2017

          My concert went well. My impression was that fewer people than last time bolted for the door on their Zimmerframes after my first number, & there was no repetition of the riot that happened last time.

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      • High Flying Duck

         /  October 9, 2017

        Online shopping is a target of all Governments – tyhe problem isn’t lack of intent, it’s feasibility, practicality and policing.
        National would have taxed al online shopping in a heartbeat if it was an easy fix. It isn’t so they just went the low-hanging fruit like Netflix.

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        • Corky

           /  October 9, 2017

          My point exactly. National knew when to stop. Labour doesn’t. Labour will do likewise with charter schools. It’s not about the kids, it’s about the ideology. And if the means kiwis suffer; so be it.

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          • Corky

             /  October 9, 2017

            *that*

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          • High Flying Duck

             /  October 9, 2017

            Can’t disagree with that Corks. Labour are definitely not a party to let reality get in the way of their ideals.

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  3. sorethumb

     /  October 9, 2017

    Duncan Garner quits ‘foul and putrid’ Twitter after ‘violent’ response to Kmart column
    http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/10/duncan-garner-quits-foul-and-putrid-twitter-after-violent-response-to-kmart-column.html
    Snowflake?

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    • Corky

       /  October 9, 2017

      Nothing I haven’t noted when TV interviews people in down town Auckland. In the background over 50% of people are identifiable as immigrants. Now some fw on this blog said ‘oh, they may be NZ born.” I bet some are..but not the majority is my bet. 😨

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    • Gezza

       /  October 9, 2017

      He said the point he was trying to make about New Zealand’s future was lost in the kerfuffle.

      🙄 Yeah. That can happen when you say something really fkn stupid. 😐

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  4. Zedd

     /  October 9, 2017

    Rest in peace; Ernesto Che Guevara, where will we be…. in 50 years ? 🙂

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  5. sorethumb

     /  October 9, 2017

    I don’t think this is as good as it looks
    http://www.colmarbrunton.co.nz/trust-in-media/
    Listening to Gavin Ellis 1/2 trust newspapers, 2/3 trust Newesx media websites, 40% trust radio.

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  6. sorethumb

     /  October 9, 2017

    I’m waiting for Gavin Ellis’s audio. I may make a complaint as it denigrates European New Zealanders
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon
    His logic is that those at Charlottesville were saying “you will not replace us” when they replaced the indigenous people. He then goes on to applaud the idea that the New Zealand Wars should be taught in school so anyone brown (remotely connected or not) can point a finger at those white people. Somehow being replaced only hurt Maori but doesn’t apply to white people – they should be grateful for receiving the gift of vibrancy (traffic) and an (alleged) diversity dividend.
    Ellis says that when there is a terrorist incident we shouldn’t mention the person’s religion because there are people shot all over America and no one mentions their religion. In addition (he says) Islam is “one of the worlds great religions”
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=201847324

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    • sorethumb

       /  October 9, 2017

      Ryan’s pathetic

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    • Gezza

       /  October 9, 2017

      If you’d like to post your draft complaint here before you send it in, I’d be very happy to read it & make suggestions.

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  7. MaureenW

     /  October 10, 2017

    NZ Herald Breaking News: Jacinda Adern arrives at negotiations armed with gingernut and chocolate wheaten biscuits!
    No shortbread? Is that racist? Where’s Susan Devoy?

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