Media watch – Saturday

4 November 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.

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  1. Writing guide:

    • Gezza

       /  November 4, 2017

      He’s chopped the top off it – it’s actually a science writing guide.

  2. Blazer

     /  November 4, 2017

    should tell them to mind their own business…

    • Gezza

       /  November 4, 2017

      Here’s the guts of it.
      All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith has been given a formal warning for lying to New Zealand Rugby about his Christchurch Airport toilet tryst last year.

      NZR launched a new independent investigation last August after the release of messages between Smith and the woman at the centre of the saga in Australian media which contradicted his account of affairs during the original disciplinary hearing.

      NZR said the investigator had concluded that while there were inconsistencies between Smith’s account at the time and the information released in the exchanges with the woman, it was determined this did not have any material impact on the outcome of the original hearing.

      “Being honest, particularly in a disciplinary proceeding, is critically important for any employer and that is certainly the case with New Zealand Rugby,” NZR chief executive Steve Tew said. “To reinforce this point, we have issued Aaron Smith with a formal written warning.”

      Blazer’s not wrong.