Media watch – Tuesday

24 July 2018


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  1. Corky

     /  24th July 2018

    Good news for Kiwis as our economy starts tanking. Australia has seen a strengthening of their job market with 50.000 jobs becoming available.

    Dust off that disused container,folks. Pack the furniture up and head off back to the promised land.

  2. Corky

     /  24th July 2018

    Domestic violence out of control in the Waikato. Why don’t they give us a rundown along racial lines? That way we’ll know if there’s a problem.

    • PDB

       /  24th July 2018

      I hear Huntly is getting far worse than ever before.

  3. PDB

     /  24th July 2018

    From the ‘no fiscal hole’ dept…

  4. NOEL

     /  24th July 2018

    Ahh so one can only tell if its a problem if we know the ethnicity of those involved.
    What’s that mean?

    • PDB

       /  24th July 2018

      Badly worded I’d imagine in their excitement – I think Corky meant ‘where the problem is’?

    • Corky

       /  24th July 2018

      What I meant was this: I believe ( I have no proof except experience) the problem is
      predominately Maori. Therefore to say there is a global problem is false. If seven out of ten cases involve Maori, obviously Maori have a problem; not the community.

      • PDB

         /  24th July 2018

        Sorry you’re wrong Corky.

        As we know, and this confirms, the problem of domestic abuse is lack of money and sending criminals to prison: “”Often dads who indulge in violence are not necessarily bad fathers and, in fact, they do have a bond with their child.
        “And as soon as you start putting people inside and remanding in custody you’re breaking that bond. And that damages children badly.”

        • Gezza

           /  24th July 2018

          “Often dads who indulge in violence are not necessarily bad fathers and, in fact, they do have a bond with their child.”

          Yeah, they are.

      • NOEL

         /  24th July 2018

        I reckon any woman regardless of ethnicity been given the bash would probably see that as a problem regards where she was on the globe.

  5. Zedd

     /  24th July 2018

    I see on TV3 news.. Natl are withdrawing their support for the Lab. Govt. med-cannabis bill, currently in select committee. It said they intend to introduce their own one.
    Is this a JOKE ?; Natl supporting this after 9 looooong years of constantly saying “NO drug reforms !”

    As I said, they have NO policies, just jumping on the populist bandwagon, because they think it might get them some more support… HOW RIDICULOUS !! 😦

  6. sorethumb

     /  24th July 2018

    Should we make Te Reo Maori compulsory in NZ schools? Alice investigates in today’s episode.

    Don Brash is racist for having a different opinion to Alice Sneddon and the Te Reo teachers.

    Makes you wonder if this comes under denigration and discrimination but given Devoy called people opposed to use of Te Reo on RNZ “boring bigots” the chances don’t look good. So where are the law makers hiding?