Media watch – Friday

28 September 2018

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  1. Gezza

     /  September 28, 2018

    Young Japanese people have stopped having sex
    It’s a difficult concept to imagine and a problem that’s leading to a national catastrophe. In an era where dating is at your fingertips, one part of the world is losing interest in conventional relationships altogether.

    For a country with more than 127 million people, very few are choosing to go on a date, or even get intimate with another person. In fact, the national “turn off” is growing so rapidly, that almost half of those under 40 in Japan are still virgins.
    More …
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=12133046

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    • sorethumb

       /  September 28, 2018

      I don’t think we should be dismissive of the implications of life in such a society. What are the implications of shrinking space?

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  2. Gezza

     /  September 28, 2018

    Illegal occupants refuse to move
    An Auckland landlady thought her nightmare ended when she managed to evict a “tenant from hell” from her $2 million St Heliers rental property.

    Instead, it got worse after occupants who the tenant had sublet the house to refused to move. The illegal tenants remain in her property and the desperate home owner is at a loss about what she can do.

    Nina Zhao, 34, said her family bought the four-bedroom house as a rental property two years ago because they thought it would give them an “easy income”. They found a tenant after advertising the rental on local Chinese website Skykiwi.

    “We are new to this, so we didn’t know anything about doing credit or police checks,” Zhao told the Herald. “My father accepted the tenant after looking at him, because he looked decent and was dressed like a businessman.”

    Over two years, Zhao did not make any property inspections because she didn’t think it was necessary. In June, Zhao informed the tenant that she wanted to move into the house – and went there to make a property inspection.

    “I was shocked to find that he had sublet the property to four families, each occupying one room,” Zhao said. “There was a padlock on every bedroom door and l learned from the occupants that he has been collecting rent from them and making a profit.”

    Only in Auckanghai 🙄

    More …
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12132752

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    • Gerrit

       /  September 28, 2018

      Shows the need for landlords to do monthly inspections. Cross negligence (no inspections) on the part of this landlord made even worse by running to the media.

      Snowflakes

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      • sorethumb

         /  September 28, 2018

        Bad tenants are bad for good tenants. need a system like trademe where you get feed backs.

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    • Blazer

       /  September 28, 2018

      ‘They found a tenant after advertising the rental on local Chinese website Skykiwi.’

      http://www.skykiwi.com/

      天维网是新西兰最大的中文门户网站,我们为您提供每天最新的新西兰及国际新闻;社区论坛有25万注册会员与您一起讨论、分享、排忧解难;新西兰导航频道为您找出 .

      very good…

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      • Gezza

         /  September 28, 2018

        Google Translate says that’s:

        Tiān wéi wǎng shì xīnxīlán zuìdà de zhōngwén ménhù wǎngzhàn, wǒmen wèi nín tígōng měitiān zuìxīn de xīnxīlán jí guójì xīnwén; shèqū lùntán yǒu 25 wàn zhùcè kuài yuán yǔ nín yīqǐ tǎolùn, fēnxiǎng, páiyōujiěnán; xīnxīlán dǎoháng píndào wèi nín zhǎo chū

        And in English:

        Tianwei.com is New Zealand’s largest Chinese portal. We provide you with the latest New Zealand and international news every day. There are 250,000 registered members in the community forum to discuss, share and solve problems with you. The New Zealand navigation channel finds out for you.

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      • sorethumb

         /  September 28, 2018

        How the ***** did New Zealanders benefit from that influx?

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  3. High Flying Duck

     /  September 28, 2018

    Blazer, you’ll be thrilled the “consultant” gravy train has not been derailed with the change of Government:

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    • Blazer

       /  September 28, 2018

      its an embedded malaise.

      Gummint money is the main objective of the overpaid ,underperforming legal,accounting,PR and ‘expert advisor’ magic shows.

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  4. sorethumb

     /  September 28, 2018

    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2018/09/27/253489/media-room-rnz-claims-radio-crown

    No adverts
    Scope of coverage
    Other stations on message?

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    • sorethumb

       /  September 28, 2018

      You can’t draw conclusions until you have controls (i.e compared to what?) I switched to a couple of frequencies and got turned off by the rapid back and forth and trivia (not to mention advert -advert- advert).

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      • Gezza

         /  September 28, 2018

        NewstalkZB’s pretty interesting at times – if you get bored with good old RNZ.

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