Media watch – Saturday

30 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. Missy

     /  June 30, 2018

    RAF is roped in to assist NZ Defence and NZ High Commission staff restore the 99 year old chalk Kiwi.

  2. Zedd

     /  June 30, 2018

    I listened to part of an interview (RNZ Kim Hill) with outgoing Govt. science advisor; P Gluckman
    He mentioned; Meth testing, GMOs, Climate change, Fluoride(water).. he said whilst his job is to give scientific advice, the PM (& Govt.) they ultimately decide if it will determine their policies/agenda
    He also mentioned that there are differing opinions (from experts) on these issues ranging from deniers to alarmists & all those between. He even mentioned the ‘conspiracy theorists’ driving ‘other agendas’

    I saw on Newshub/Nation; interview with the incoming one (a lady.. name ?), said she will be travelling the country & talking to other scientists on issues; she also said the ultimate decisions on policy, were in hands of MPs.. whether to take their advice or ignore it, if it does not fit their agenda :/

    • Zedd

       /  June 30, 2018

      the Meth Testing ‘debacle’ (under Natl) being a main topic !

    • Zedd

       /  June 30, 2018

      interview with the incoming one (a lady.. name ?: I now see her name in PGs post; Juliet Gerrard 🙂