Media watch – Wednesday

21 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. Homelessness and ‘sleeping rough’ is not easy to resolve.

  2. PDB

     /  November 21, 2018

    Get a face tattoo and be in parliament for 22 years achieving very little and you too can be seen as an inspirational & influential person in the world…

    Stuff: “Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta has been recognised in the BCC 100 Women 2018 list of inspiring and influential women around the world.
    Mahuta was the only Kiwi to make the cut.

    “Nanaia has served in the New Zealand parliament for 22 years and was the first female parliamentarian to wear a Māori face tattoo,” the BBCsaid.”

  3. PDB

     /  November 21, 2018

  4. High Flying Duck

     /  November 21, 2018

    The coalition government – working for the people, and no-one’s been bought. Nothing to see here:

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  November 21, 2018

      Having an EDS Policy Director reviewing fisheries legislation is like having a Catholic reviewing abortion law. Which, incidentally, is what Labour did last time it had the opportunity.

    • Corky

       /  November 21, 2018

      Hoping a Turkey would vote for a early Xmas. Meanwhile the PM’s office seems to be having a clean out. Resignations and maybe a few pushes. I guess someone had to pay for shooting Labours feet – guilty or not.

    • duperez

       /  November 21, 2018

      Rather weird when an arbitrator says/asks, “What’s the best way forward then?” and one of the participants later on says, “Well she was useless, she couldn’t sort it out, doesn’t know anything, she even had to ask us what to do.”

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  November 21, 2018

        How do you suppose the law could be chsnged to restrict the influence of people like Farrar? And would that be weird?

  5. Alan Wilkinson

     /  November 21, 2018

    Interesting. Would like to have seen the whole talk. I remember seeing my first Apple Lisa with a mouse and realising this was a whole new technological world. Very exciting: