Media watch – Monday

2 April 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.

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  1. Corky

     /  April 2, 2018

    Garth McVicar has managed to offend everyone. We are presently waiting to see if Maori should be offended.

    I’m more interested in his motives for saying what he said. He’s no fool, he must have known the shit storm that would come his way. Maybe like me he’s past worrying as hordes of criminal take over Aotearoa with impunity. He statement was literally correct.

    • Gezza

       /  April 2, 2018

      Ya look like bloody Gandalf with a salad on ya head in that pic, robert. 😉

      Got any videos of these recent happy doings online yet? 😳

      • robertguyton

         /  April 2, 2018

        It’s true, Gezza! I have the tapes, but don’t know how to post them.

        • Gezza

           /  April 2, 2018

          Do you really want to host and post them Robert? If so check out Vimeo.

  2. NOEL

     /  April 2, 2018

    What’s the mantra “any publicity good or bad keeps one’s profile in the public eye”.
    Me, I’ll wait until I’ve read the report.

  3. Seabird

     /  April 2, 2018

    It is interesting that the Government spent millions of dollars getting the
    Kaikoura harbour back up and running again after the earthquake for
    commercial interests, mainly Whalewatch owned by iwi interests, but
    don’t seem able or willing to do the same for a commercial interest in
    Ward. Mr Smith says he “suggested to Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash
    that earthquake legislation be used to “find a solution” for the
    company.” Surely the quake happened when National were in power and he
    was in government at the time. I know Stuart has done a great deal for
    his constituents in the electorate since the quake, but on this issue I
    feel he has let the Burkharts, and Ward community down.