Media watch – Thursday

7 June 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. I think this is as inappropriate as the petition asking he be stripped of his knighthood.

    • Corky

       /  7th June 2018

      May I ask why you think Sir Bob’s actions are inappropriate, Pete? Is it because you believe his actions reek of pettiness and revenge unbecoming of someone who’s been knighted?
      Someone who’s faced far greater challenges than having to contend with a petition aimed at him?

    • He’s got a lot of money, he was humiliated and he can afford to teach her a lesson. I say good on him. She’ll need to learn to choose her battles

  2. Zedd

     /  7th June 2018

    on TV news yesterday evening, they showed Mr Robertson being grilled by a parliament committee on the budget.. Natl looked like a bunch of sore losers/attack dogs, who still have not got over being in opposition… YET !

    >56% of poll respondents gave this Lab/NZF/Grn 1st budget a BIG THUMBS UP !

    I still hear that many (on the right) are talking that this will be a ‘one term Govt.’ & then Natl will get back in.. dont hold your breath folks.. 😀

  3. Blazer

     /  7th June 2018

    over rated ,over paid FBU dud…headlines in Australia…

    ‘As CBA boss Ralph Norris told it, buying Bankwest was the steal of the century. The question now is, how did he get it so wrong?'(The Australian)

    Serial flop,by all…accounts.

  4. Corky

     /  7th June 2018

    Ratings decline for most NZ Universities. Is anyone surprised.?

  5. High Flying Duck

     /  7th June 2018

    The Labour Greens – winning over NZ Business!

    “The spiking price of fuel, slow progress on housing and infrastructure and the threat of rising labour costs has sent business confidence in the country’s biggest city into “free fall”, says Auckland Chamber of Commerce boss Michael Barnett.

    The chamber last week surveyed 800 businesses and found nearly half (44 per cent) believed the economy will deteriorate over the rest of this year.

    Only 15 per cent thought the economy would improve during that time.

    Compare that to June last year, when a third of businesses surveyed thought the economy would improve while only eight per cent believed think would get worse.

    …uncertainty over the direction the Government is taking the economy was the main thing behind the slump in business confidence, Barnett said.

    Businesses, according to Barnett, were upset with what they perceived as slow progress on infrastructure and housing.

    “There appears to be no speed of action and no decisions just working groups,” he said.

    The 11.5c fuel tax – which Auckland Council last week approved – and increasing cost of labour was also biting.”


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