Media watch – Friday

16 March 2018

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  1. Blazer

     /  16th March 2018

    as the song goes…’young girls are ..my weakness’…
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12013823

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    • NOEL

       /  16th March 2018

      Previous owners had a business that required far less water than a water bottling plant .
      Nah conditions of the original application to take water shouldn’t be transferrable on sale of a property.

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  2. Blazer

     /  16th March 2018

    as the song goes…’give me a head with …hair’.
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/indepth/national/black-gold/

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  3. Whale is running with the play away twitter storm yesterday on ‘face of the day’ I see.

    He also seems to have buttoned off his overt support of all things positive for NZFirst, calling out (albeit mildly) Ron Mark for helicopter Uber service use

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    • Gezza

       /  16th March 2018

      Where’s this “twitter storm” ? Google’s finding nothing for me.

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      • High Flying Duck

         /  16th March 2018

        Something to do with a “first man” and and an Emirates hostess from what I saw briefly on Twitter…not sure of the timing though.
        Certainly hasn’t been a “storm”. More a couple of seeded comments looking for a wider audience.

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      • High Flying Duck

         /  16th March 2018

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    • phantom snowflake

       /  16th March 2018

      Nothing to be found now, there seems to have been a Twitter purge.. Must be one of Jacinda’s perks as PM of a country in the “Five Spies” Alliance.

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      • Fast and furious phone calls in this suburb and husbands all in the know at various clubs and pubs. Very recent too

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        • Gezza

           /  16th March 2018

          Sounds like bs to me tho. A bit of sleazy fake news stirring by someone.

          Doubt the man would be that dense.

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  4. High Flying Duck

     /  16th March 2018

    Best. News. Story. Ever.

    In the days of MeToo! this story is something to behold.

    “How can you be so lucky and unlucky in the one day?” he asked. “You’d think the train guard would’ve said ‘good on ya, mate.'”

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=12013902

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  5. Corky

     /  16th March 2018

    Just saw Jacinda at Polyfest. Shouldn’t these kids be at school?

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  6. Gezza

     /  16th March 2018

    Aljaz TV’s 101 East doc this week.
    China is now spending billions of dollars to conquer the world in soccer next.

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