Media watch – Sunday

16 September 2018

MediaWatch

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  1. sorethumb

     /  September 16, 2018

    Mediawatch sides with Emma Espiner.Don Brash shouldn’t have a say on Te Reo because he knows nothing about it. That reminds me of the arguments the Mormons use which implies “oh well you’re not interested, but that’s because you don’t know enough about it”
    https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/mediawatch/audio/2018662431/te-wiki-o-te-reo-maori-brash-and-the-butcher

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  2. High Flying Duck

     /  September 16, 2018

    Helen’s hubby giving it to the Government over free university fees vs actually making a difference:

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    • Blazer

       /  September 16, 2018

      yet there never used to be a need for all these student loans .

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      • High Flying Duck

         /  September 16, 2018

        Not in the days when the Government was happy running deficits and university enrolments we limited to the highest achievers.
        Now that university is for all and costs have spiralled how much more taxpayer money do you think the government should be funnelling to the elitist future high earners of the world?

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        • Blazer

           /  September 16, 2018

          Are you suggesting means testing?

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          • High Flying Duck

             /  September 16, 2018

            I’m suggesting it is far better to invest the funds into earlier levels of education to ensure equality of education in the formative years in order to enable equality of opportunity later on. Anyone who wants to study at university level can borrow for an education that will provide higher earning capability later on.
            I may not agree with Mr Davis choice of wife, but his analysis in this matter (and on others) is spot on.

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          • High Flying Duck

             /  September 16, 2018

            I should add the taxpayer already covers over 80% of the cost of university education, so loans have always only been to bridge the remainder.

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  3. Following on from a clip I posted yesterday:

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    • Gezza

       /  September 16, 2018

      Had to happen.
      That poor, dopey, young reporter. What a poseur. The world knows. All he’s fit for now is a Cabinet job in NZ.

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    • High Flying Duck

       /  September 16, 2018

      I posted the same thing earlier on World View – there is much parody happening on twitter around this.

      May I recommend you look at the weather report video I also posted on World View showing the water level impacts. Graphics are impressive!

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  4. Gezza

     /  September 16, 2018

    Basil Brush is one of the three contestants on Weekend Celebrity The Chase pre 1ewes at 6.

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