Media watch – Monday

9 April 2018

MediaWatch

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  1. Zedd

     /  April 9, 2018

    I was listening to a commentator on TV1 this a.m. saying that as Labour/Natl increasingly take up the environmental causes.. the Greens will become an irrelevance ?
    “What a load of narrow-minded claptrap” sez I..
    this is MMP, get your head out of the FPP thinking, man

    Natl wouldnt know what, REAL environmental issues looked like, if they jumped up & bit them on the A (OR they saw it as another money making scheme) & Labour see it just part of their total ‘centre-left’ agenda… not the main priority

    • Trevors_elbow

       /  April 9, 2018

      Doobie was good this morning Zeddy…

      Greens arent about the environment… its just a smoke screen for radical left wing SJWs

      NZ voters saw that briefly while Meteria was pushing benefit fraud to the front of the news cycle and their vote dropped as a result from 10.4 percent to 6.3 percent.

      Funnily enough they get Ministers this time… and now they are firmly in view and will be more strictly judged

      Look forward to Ms Davidson completing the job MeTu started…

      • Zedd

         /  April 9, 2018

        ‘Doobie was good this morning Zeddy… ; sez Trev
        I wish, havent you heard there a drought on (thx to the overzealous Police/Airforce), BUT if I want Meth/P or Synthetics, then apparently thats no problem. 2-3 times as easy to get !

  2. sorethumb

     /  April 9, 2018

    New Green co-leader targets homelessness, health funding
    https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/354512/new-green-co-leader-targets-homelessness-health-funding

    Traditionally, Māori and Pasifika families are larger, with more children and multi-generational needs. Home ownership is on the decline and private rental housing is often out of reach for these communities. At the same time, the supply of social housing for those with extended families or many children, is in short supply.
    https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/insight/audio/2018639338/insight-full-house-homelessness-and-big-families

    Will Marama suggest smaller families [Green] or bigger state houses [Marxist]?

    • Trevors_elbow

       /  April 9, 2018

      Bigger State Houses of course!!