Media watch – Sunday

20 May 2018


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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  20th May 2018

      Banal nonsense. Why spread it? He didn’t say anything like that.

  2. duperez

     /  20th May 2018

    Headline: “Former Springbok Ashwin Willemse walks out on live TV broadcast”.
    Body of story: “Former Springbok Ashwin Willemse has stormed out of a live TV broadcast …”

  3. duperez

     /  20th May 2018

    At 3 in the afternoon I was so overcome by choice of wedding stories on Stuff and the Herald I didn’t click on any. Disappointing that neither had wedding headings in their sports sections:
    Meghan’s dress: beautiful or boring?
    Royal wedding’s best-dressed
    Prince Harry’s exes at wedding
    And they’re wed! A royal rundown
    Prince Harry’s exes at wedding
    Meghan’s stunning second dress
    Top 6 royal wedding moments
    Rousing royal wedding speech
    Kate recycles dress for wedding
    Kōwhai in Meghan’s dress
    Pippa debuts baby bump
    A-listers attending royal wedding
    Food fit for the royals
    Elton sings for Harry, Meghan
    Where royals should honeymoon
    Tears as Harry gives emotional ‘off the cuff’ speech
    Royal Wedding 2018: The most cringe-worthy moments
    Suits star explains hilarious reaction to royal wedding
    Harry, William’s fond words about Diana as they waited for Meghan
    ‘I’m s******* it’: Did Harry drop S-bomb at altar?
    Crazy reaction to princess’ ‘boring’ hats
    Eighty year olds use Harry and Meghan’s big day as cover for surprise wedding.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  20th May 2018

      I pruned the shrub that is taking over the carport and filled the ute with it before a beer and a bath. Seemed like a good option. Bonus was discovering a vast number of bromeliads had grown under its cover.

      The female department took to its bed after a heavy night of royal wedding. I’ve mostly avoided hearing about it.

  4. Zedd

     /  20th May 2018

    I just watched a report on TV1 (Sunday) about medicinal cannabis; Hikurangi are preparing CBD oils for trials.

    a ‘new company’ that are about to convert a huge warehouse (Akld ?) into a grow room. They said they are just awaiting final approvals to go ahead.

    they also showed a restaurant that had a ‘secret ingredient’ on their menu; Hemp seeds/Oil used for cooking. A recent law changed is set to approve ‘low-THC’ seeds to be used for food.. high in protein & omega acids, but wont get you ‘high’


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