Media watch – Monday

5 March 2018


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.

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    • NOEL

       /  5th March 2018

      Why the reset? Counter Chinese influence? They don’t have a Pacific Quota.

  2. Zedd

     /  5th March 2018

    As a teenager (emigrated from UK) I still remember all the stories of Peter Snell & saw John Walker winning his races on TV. BUT; I grew up as a boy in England, hearing about the exploits of the first man to break the ‘Four-minute mile’ (in 3 min 59.4 sec) Sir Roger Bannister. I heard today he has passed away at 88. “Rest in Peace Sir Roger”

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  4. PartisanZ

     /  5th March 2018

    What’s this about I wonder …?

    ‘Fonterra media gag ‘bizarre’ says former board member’ – NZHeraldo

    “Northland farmer and former Fonterra board member Greg Gent says the co-op’s move to gag former director Leonie Guiney from talking to the media is “bizarre”.

    The legal gagging order was issued by Justice Clark in the High Court late on Friday restrained publisher NZX Rural Limited from using, publishing or disseminating confidential information allegedly received from Guiney.”

  5. Pete. See you get a shout out on page two

    • That’s a rarity, I don’t often rate a mention – but this was in support of his column and comments on lack of disclosure of paid PR pundits.

      • You know what to do if you want him to mention you more often then…..😃😃

        FWIW I think you write some well considered pieces here and they could do with wider dissemination. No idea where you get the time! The older I get, the busier I am.

  6. sorethumb

     /  6th March 2018

    On Nine To Noon the reading
    Baby No Eyes by Patricia Grace, told by Nancy Brunning, Rawiri Paratene, Bradley Carroll and Ida te Rito. The story of a young mother and her young son, both of them haunted by the ghost of his lost sister. (Ep. 2 of 17)
    Mrs Woods sure was a bad teacher whacking the little Maori girl and making her stand in the bad corner for not being able to speak English. Eventually the poor kid died “of school” (here’s me thinking young people pick up language easily?).
    This reminds me of the sort of novel that takes a serious subject and makes it in to drama , but without any balance. Eg *novels* about WW2 that feature gratuitous violence by the Japanese (if you see what I’m getting at).


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