Media watch – Wednesday

14 November 2018

MediaWatch

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  1. A possible cause of last month’s helicopter crash near Wanaka has been suggested – a loose pair of overalls may have been sucked out an open door of the copter, wrapped around the rear rotor, causing instability that result in the rear section breaking off and the copter crashing an burning, killing three people.

    https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/wanaka/clothing-rotor-observed

    One slip-up can have major consequences.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  November 14, 2018

      I saw that in the papers; how terrible if it’s right. Who could have foreseen that?

  2. Will any of the NZ Media remind Peters of his promise to be first down the mine?

    Waiting……

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  November 14, 2018

      Will Auntie Winnie actually go in?

      NOT waiting…..

  3. High Flying Duck

     /  November 14, 2018

    So National had the new Dunedin hospital PPP underway and starting in 2017..

    Labour steps in and slows the whole process down but still doesn’t do due diligence on the proposed site first. I guess Geotech reports are only a nice to have when buying land for hospitals.

    Cue extra millions and lengthy delays. The coalition are really making a name for themselves in crossing T’s and dotting I’s before implementing expensive policy!

    https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/soils-look-set-impact-hospital-build