Media watch – Thursday

28 December 2017


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  1. Corky

     /  December 28, 2017

    Just heard two prats on the radio. I doubt they have travelled outside New Zealand and seen the dog eat dog world that exists outside the confines of our beautiful sanctuary They need to know in other parts of the world people fight to survive; they have pride and self reliance; and they can ‘THINK FOR THEMSELVES.’

    1- Prat One… from the AA, advising people not to do what a women did the other day and make a citizens arrest on a driver who was driving erratically. ” Leave it to the authorities.” he said. ”You may become embroiled in an altercation.” Well, hell, he’s right…but?

    2- Prat two..from the Police, advising dairy owners to back off defending themselves and their hard earned money from Polynesians( my description) robbers. Shop owners were also advised they can only use reasonable force to protect themselves. Boy, do we need a revamp of self protection laws to allow diary owners to kill these pricks without consequence. After all, these robbers are quite prepared to maim or kill dairy owners without a second thought.

    • Two vans inclined in a collision at Orari. I think I heard “tourist vans”. They don’t report ethnicity.

  2. I suspect that’s a fake tweet, I don’t think Henry VIII has a sense of humour.

    • Gezza

       /  December 28, 2017

      I don’t think Henry VIII has a sense of humour.
      He’s dead Pete.

      What on earth is happening here? Yesterday Al thought the UN was around in Queen Victoria’s reign.

      If there’s a tweet soon from Attila The Hun it’s fake! He’s dead too. Ok?

  3. patupaiarehe

     /  December 28, 2017

    FFS! I’m going to reserve my criticism of this so called news, until somebody else voices an opinion…

    • Pickled Possum

       /  December 28, 2017

      Why would they not do a throat swab? when I read this I thought I wonder if she was Maori and she sure looks like it.
      A Precious Family Member (Maori) has a rash on her arm and she went to the doc today cost $70.00 PFM asked is it contagious … doc said I don’t even know what it is!! FFS
      PFM went to the chemist asked the pharmacist and she said its a viral infection and gave her some natural remedy.
      I hark back to this ..
      another young Maori girl and I have absolutely NO/ZERO confidence in doctors.

      • patupaiarehe

         /  December 28, 2017

        I was actually wondering why there are 3 photos of this girl in the article. They could have just posted a link to her facebook page.

        • Pickled Possum

           /  December 28, 2017

          Do you have a link to her face What, pray tell are you alluding to patupaiarehe?

  4. PartisanZ

     /  December 28, 2017

    It’s almost unbelievable! TWO of the TOP FIVE ‘Our Top Givealittle Campaigns’ of the year were set up by disgruntled fans to benefit losing ‘The Block NZ’ contestants on TV3 …

    ‘A year of Givealittle: New Zealanders give a lot to help others with worthy causes’