Media watch – Tuesday

17 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.

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  1. Gezza

     /  17th April 2018

    “Police protect judges at home from ‘intimidating’ Family Court protesters

    Minister of Justice and Courts Andrew Little says public confidence in the criminal system and family law has been eroded.

    Judges are being protected at their family homes by police as angry dads protest outside with placards and megaphones.

    A group of fathers, many of whom are disgruntled at losing custody or visitation rights to their children, are gathering outside the homes of Family Court judges in Auckland, say multiple Herald sources.

    It is understood the protests, which have largely taken place during weekends over the past few weeks, against about three judges have so far been peaceful with no reports of trespassing or property damage.

    However, Minister of Justice and Courts Andrew Little called the protests “very disturbing” and said there was no excuse for people taking their case to the front door of a judge.”

  2. robertguyton

     /  17th April 2018

    “The splendour of the Elysee Palace was on full display, the Republican Guard in their finery, to welcome Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to Paris.

    And the warmth of President Emmanuel Macron as he shook the hand of Ardern was genuine. It would have been a welcome relief for Ardern, who while confident in these high stakes situations, would have been nervous.

    It was the first meeting between the two new leaders and comparable firebrands within their own countries. Both won leadership in whirlwind elections and while Ardern’s knowledge of Macron would be a given, his awareness of Ardern and a respect for her brand of politics was clearly reciprocated. “

  3. Gezza

     /  17th April 2018

    15 year old boy racer tractor thief tasered after 12kmh cross-country tractor chase

    Only in Kiwiland?

  4. Blazer

     /  17th April 2018

    the beginning of the end…tapping shareholders for 3/4 Billion…so much for ‘talent’…

    • Blazer

       /  17th April 2018

      Colin Kruger -Stuff…”Fletcher Building doesn’t seem to have the competence to build anything bigger than a brick dunny without running into massive cost overruns and delays.

      Until last week, Norris had the solace of being able to take his medicine and slip out the door without facing another day of reckoning with his poverty-stricken investor’

      ‘”The sins and omissions of the past are not going to happen again,” Norris promised. Oops.’

  5. Zedd

     /  17th April 2018

    I just saw a news item on ‘Democracy now’ (indep USA);
    a prominent NY lawyer, poured petrol on himself & set himself on fire in a park.. he left the following statement:

    “Most humans on the planet now breath air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result-my early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves”

    RIP man… :/

    • Zedd

       /  17th April 2018

      there are alternatives…. if we look hard enough 😦

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  17th April 2018

        Not a good advertisement for sanity in the Green/climate alarmism fraternity and religion.

        • Zedd

           /  17th April 2018

          what else could i expect Alan..

          Im guessing if someone blewup the NYSE, Ft Knox & the Bank of Engldnd.. youz would be TOTALLY Grief Stricken.. am I right or am I ‘RIGHT’ ? 😦

  6. Zedd

     /  17th April 2018

    I read that a Trade show in London is set to introduce a ‘new innovation’ ; Cannabis infused Beers & Wines;

    ‘Weed-infused wine and beer will take centre stage at the UK’s first trade show dedicated to innovation in cannabis.’

    ‘Cannabis Europa, London’s first trade-focused conference dedicated to
    the future of the marijuana industry, will take place in the Square
    Mile’s Barbican Centre on 22 May.’

    ‘According to its website, the trade show is “the foremost arena to share
    knowledge and shape the future of the cannabis market in Europe.”

    another…”Hey good idea man !” sez I&ai 🙂 😀


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