Media watch – Monday

3 September 2018

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  1. David

     /  September 3, 2018

    I am trying to get my head around the fact that this guy is given column inch,s, cant remember reading such utter tosh in years. No wonder the Dom is shedding readers, sure you can have a position but this guy has no basis in fact or logic.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/columnists/106726583/joel-maxwell-the-business-world-doesnt-really-know-any-better-than-the-rest-of-us

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    • Blazer

       /  September 3, 2018

      someone that really knows what they are talking about.

      As he says the oscillation of business confidence has not been borne out by facts.

      The GFC…’no one saw it coming’.

      Business relies on the eternal bluff of to quote HFD…’a veneer of credibility’…a very thin one .

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  September 3, 2018

      Agreed, David. As a piece of pathetically drivelling idiocy it would be hard to beat. Stuff moderators never like to hear that from me, I notice. Must be something I said.

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      • David

         /  September 3, 2018

        The guy seems to think supply and demand dont exist, free will is dangerous and let me Joel the Mighty decide how you should live your life. The guy is a journalist its quite staggering he has no grip on the real world or lived experiences and that the individual decisions of millions of people are wrong.
        Stuff letting their journalists do opinion pieces is very revealing, we had one of them arguing against free speech a couple of weeks ago..yes a journalist against free speech.

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  September 3, 2018

          His finishing bit of advice to business people was the culmination of his laughable and utterly ignorant arrogance. I had a bit of advice for him: find something you know something about (even if it is only and most likely himself) and write about that. Then maybe he will stop wasting his time and everyone else’s. Stuff moderators are too thick to publish anything so sensible though.

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        • Blazer

           /  September 3, 2018

          how can millions of …sheep..be wrong?Bol.

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    • Gezza

       /  September 3, 2018

      How come this wasn’t raised with him during The Nation?

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      • High Flying Duck

         /  September 3, 2018

        That would rely on journalists / interviewers being well briefed and informed in the subject matter. It is very rare these days to see people pulled up on facts.

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      • David

         /  September 3, 2018

        She doesnt have an inquisitive mind so is pretty poor as an interviewer. They probably thought interviewing Jackson wouldnt be a challenge so didnt prep for it, you would think given Jacksons politics she would have had him lined up with some of those stats though.

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  3. Blazer

     /  September 3, 2018

    unintentional!…pull the other leg it plays Who let the dogs out.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12118295

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  4. Chuck Bird

     /  September 3, 2018

    FYI

    Extra costs for taxpayers so PM can spend more time with babyExtra costs for taxpayers so PM can spend more time with baby.

    The cost of having a baby when you are the Prime Minister will weigh heavily on the taxpayer this week – around about $100,000.

    Newstalk ZB Political editor Barry Soper told Andrew Dickens the RNZAF VIP jet will fly back from Nauru to pick up Jacinda Ardern on Wednesday to take her to the Pacific Islands Forum.

    Ardern’s cut short her time at the forum because to take her baby would have required giving her a number of vaccinations.

    The media contingent left the country this morning with Foreign Minister Winston Peters on the same jet, and it will return and collect Ardern on a separate trip.

    Based on fuel prices from two years ago – the cost to fly the jet to and from Nauru would be just over a hundred thousand dollars, but in the past year fuel’s risen by 20 percent.

    Ardern will miss tonight’s opening ceremony and tomorrow’s formal dialogue – but will get to the leaders’ retreat on Wednesday and attend a banquet before flying out at close to midnight.

    The Forum’s opening ceremony is tonight, but Ardern will only attend the leaders’ meeting in what will be a brief trip for her, meaning she will only be away from baby Neve for about 36 hours.

    https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/andrew-dickens-afternoons/audio/barry-soper-taxpayers-to-cover-costs-for-prime-ministers-baby-on-nauru-trip/

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    • Blazer

       /  September 3, 2018

      Mr Bridges spent $114,000 swanning around NZ,and has another ‘tour’ planned.

      How much do you think it cost to bring Obama down here for a round of Golf?

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    • robertguyton

       /  September 3, 2018

      Pete’ll do a post on it tomorrow, Chuck, then the haters can pile on. You comming?

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      • Do you want to do a guest post on it? I don’t have any plans at this stage. Are you meaning if there’s interest in discussing it then it shouldn’t be ignored

        Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has defended having an Air Force Boeing 757 fly back from Nauru after dropping off Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters to collect her and deliver her to the Pacific Islands Forum on the island for one day.
        The round trip comes at a cost of $80,000 on fuel alone.

        While Peters and a contingent flew to Nauru, about five-and-a-half hours’ from New Zealand, today, Ardern will go on Wednesday for the leaders’ retreat.

        The Prime Minister is still breastfeeding her 11-week-old daughter Neve, who does not have immunity to visit an environment such as that on Nauru.

        “I spent quite a lot of time deliberating over whether or not I would attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru. I analysed all of my options,” Ardern told reporters today.

        I have mixed feelings on this. It’s a fairly unique situation.

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        • robertguyton

           /  September 3, 2018

          Thanks for the opportunity, Pete; I’d enjoy writing a guest post here, only I’d chose a topic on which I had some expertise. The issue of Neve and Jacinda’s a trifling one and attracts “pinched” comments from detractors, so I’m not wanting to have to respond to those as an author.

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  6. Blazer

     /  September 3, 2018

    ‘gone to ground’ because she is not available to every self important hack!Do me a..favour.

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    • Gezza

       /  September 3, 2018

      Fair point. In any case, Meka would be foolish to comment while an investigation is underway & she’s likely not that stupid. Reporters like Jo looking for scandalous headlines should be googling, working their contacts, tracking down, staking out, and pestering as many alleged victims of her serial bullying over the years as they can find to get the low down and dirt. They’re just being bloody lazy.

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  7. An interesting view of our part of the planet.

    This shows how far above us ISS orbits, and how fast it moves, but it also shows how it is barely in near space, reliant on Earth’s gravity and an occasional power boost to stay in orbit.

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    • Gezza

       /  September 3, 2018

      Super cool.

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      • Gezza

         /  September 3, 2018

        It doesn’t look very high until you realise that thin blue line at the edge of the globe is the visible part of our atmosphere, which meteors can burn up and explode in, and that this actually also tells you how big the planet is.

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