Media watch – Tuesday

4 December 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

     /  4th December 2018

    7.38 pm and nothing of interest from the media mentioned here.

    Sums them up, of late, really.

  2. Gezza

     /  4th December 2018

    Oh – no … wait …

    Cafe’s child ban ‘success’
    5:44 PM A cafe owner says Kiwi kids don’t know how to behave when dining out.

    For the last two months, children have been unable to enjoy what is supposedly “the best burger in New Zealand”.

    Why? Because the man behind the burgers, Nelson restauranteur Fabian Prioux​, has put in place a stringent no child policy. He has no plans to ever let children into his restaurant, until New Zealand kids “are educated”.

    According to him, 80 per cent of Kiwi kids don’t know how to behave when dining out.

    No one under 12 is welcome at his cafe, and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. It’s been a controversial move for the Nelson restaurant, but one which Prioux​ says has paid off.

  3. Gezza

     /  4th December 2018

    Nasa scientist claims aliens may have already visited Earth

    We may have missed a visit from an alien life form, a Nasa scientist claims

    Eye-catching Herald headline & pic – but the article is some daydreaming scientist wildly speculating, based on nothing.

    Par for the course.

  4. Gezza

     /  4th December 2018

    For those saying that promoting gender bending is the thin edge of the krazy-wedge – you’re right…

    A Dutch court on Monday rejected Ratelband’s request to shave 20 years off his age in a case that drew worldwide attention.

    “Mr. Ratelband is at liberty to feel 20 years younger than his real age and to act accordingly,” Arnhem court said in a press statement . “But amending his date of birth would cause 20 years of records to vanish from the register of births, deaths, marriages and registered partnerships. This would have a variety of undesirable legal and societal implications.”

    Ratelband went to court last month, arguing that he didn’t feel 69 and saying his request was consistent with other forms of personal transformation which are gaining acceptance in the Netherlands and around the world, such as the ability to change one’s name or gender.


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