Media watch – Saturday

17 November 2018


Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media.

A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy.

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  1. Gezza

     /  17th November 2018

    OPINION: Forget the polarising issues of euthanasia, abortion and drug law reform.

    Both Labour and National are drawing battle lines over another problem, and stirring a very angry hornets’ nest: firearms laws.

    The Arms Act dates back to 1983 and hasn’t had a significant refresh for 26 years.

    Police Minister Stuart Nash has requested a review of the legislation. Police will deliver their advice to him next week.
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  2. PDB

     /  17th November 2018

    If the govt has majority public support to re-enter Pike River mine then the comments on this story seem to suggest otherwise;

    Not only has Garner made shit up (previous govt ‘promises’ were never made regardless of what the safety experts concluded at the time) but Garner better hope that the govt don’t pussy out going right in and/or nobody else’s life is lost/ seriously injured in this political stunt.

  3. robertguyton

     /  17th November 2018

    “OPINION: Take a bow, Andrew Little. You’ve done good.

    You are a hero to a couple of dozen families who want their men out of that shoddy underground monument to greed, corner-cutting and gross negligence: Pike River Mine.

    Many promises were made to the Pike families, and many were needlessly and wilfully broken. National tired of them, and they got political.”

    Seems you got it all wrong, PDB. National sucks, Andrew Little to the rescue!
    Dunckie says so.

    • PDB

       /  17th November 2018

      I think you may be disappointed Robert – this has the makings of a total farce, risky for a govt already struggling to prove competence of its ministers.

      • robertguyton

         /  17th November 2018

        So you keep harping saying. Dunkie though, reckons otherwise and his support for Andrew Little and the proposal along with his dismissal of National for their uselessness and two-facedness, is all good from my point of view, so I’ll back his claims, not yours, in this case.