Media watch – Sunday

1 July 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.

A general guideline – post opinion on or excerpts from and links to blog posts or comments of interest, whether they are praise, criticism, pointing out issues or sharing useful information.

Previous Post


    • PDB

       /  July 1, 2018

      “Coalition spokesperson Massey High School principal Glen Denham says the group came together this past week out of sheer frustration with the process put in place by Mr Hipkins.
      “These principals are incensed and want the situation urgently addressed. The process is wrong, the minister is bulldozing this through and it is our young people who will pay the ultimate price,” Mr Denham said.

      “The timeframe is too short. The Government has allowed only 16 weeks to review a national educational qualification for the next 30 years.
      “Five weeks of the process has passed, and still principals have not been consulted – rather they have been asked to act as ambassadors for a proposal they have had no input into. The process appears to be disingenuous.””

    • duperez

       /  July 1, 2018

      Looks like Hipkins’ relationship with some Auckland principals has collapsed?
      Because some of them used that tactic?

      Looks to me like Hooton’s recent embarrassment will see him trying any and everything to make out he is a commentator of substance. The strategy of jumping further aboard some ‘attack the government on anything’ train is one he has chosen to escape his latest ignominy and reassert himself as someone who should be quoted.

    • Blazer

       /  July 1, 2018

      some chuckle.
      After being part of a Govt that sat on its hands as their own property wealth grew,Collins or anyone else in National have no credibility when it comes to…housing.

      • Gezza

         /  July 1, 2018

        That’s true. But fixing the housing mess is so important why the hell has Labour given the damn portfolio to a fucking idiot.

      • duperez

         /  July 1, 2018

        Is it fair to attack Collins like that? You know there was no housing crisis when they were in government and as far as i understood then, not even a problem. 🙂

  1. sorethumb

     /  July 1, 2018