Media watch – Friday

11 May 2018


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  1. Gareth Morgan as modest as ever,

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  11th May 2018

      About time Gareth decided to motorbike across Antarctica isn’t it?

    • Zedd

       /  11th May 2018

      still needs a law change, to allow them to actually use their plants, for medicinal use.. BUT great to see them doing this 🙂

      • Zedd

         /  11th May 2018

        I read that the ‘PledgeMe’ website crashed twice, with the level of search-traffic for investment into this company. It said that the reached their $2million cap in SEVETEEN MINUTES.. 5 time higher search numbers than ever before !

        So much for the comments from some MPs etc. that ‘there is no enough interest in NZ for this issue’ 😀

      • PartisanZ

         /  11th May 2018

        The money is a measurement of considerably more than just a desire to invest …

        I’m gonna invest just to show my support and bolster the support numbers.

        I wonder if the big breweries are reconsidering cannabis following Canada’s revelation it can be used in beer …?

        If recreation is therapeutic, as in restorative, health-giving and beneficial, all cannabis is either medicinal or therapeutic …

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  11th May 2018

      Should be his epitaph.

    • Gezza

       /  11th May 2018

      Probably their least believable Minister at the present time.

  2. Gezza

     /  11th May 2018


    Armed police are swarming around Auckland’s Ōtāhuhu College and King’s College.
    Witnesses report seeing police with rifles at the scene.

    “Police are in attendance at an unfolding incident at Ōtāhuhu College where we are searching for an individual. Police staff arrived at the premise around 9:30am,” a police spokesperson told Newshub.

  3. Zedd

     /  11th May 2018

    I saw Mr T welcoming the three ‘American prisoners’ released from DPRK: Mr Kim, Mr Kim & Mr Kim 😀

    They looked like South Koreans, with USA citizenship ??

    • High Flying Duck

       /  11th May 2018

      They probably had chinky sounding names as well – the Labour party would have left them where they were.

  4. Zedd

     /  11th May 2018

    Interesting to see Dr Mahathir Mohammed sworn in as Malaysian PM (age 92).. now leading the party that he used to oppose !

    I thought he was kicked out (1990s ?) for graft, corruption & human rights abuses ?
    OR maybe Im wrong…… :/

  5. David

     /  11th May 2018

    I see CNN, or the Stormy Daniels Channel, ratings are down over 20% on last May while Fox holds steady with 3 times the audience. MSNBC had a slight rise.
    Trump is having a charmed run at the moment and cant put a foot wrong and CNN with their wall to wall anti Trump fake news is going to take a long time to recover, if ever.