Media watch – Saturday

26 January 2019


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    • NOEL

       /  26th January 2019

      So some industries are subsidised other not?
      Not a good look for a country who was first to push no tariffs and most manufacturing jobs disappeared to China.

      • NOEL

         /  26th January 2019

        Should have added and we are trying for dispensation on Steel exports to the US.

        • PartisanZ

           /  26th January 2019

          Simple reason: Hypocrisy and nepotism are congenital conditions of neoliberalism.

  1. Family First with a dirty looking smear attempt.

    • Corky

       /  26th January 2019

      Why not? Money has to come from somewhere. Lobby groups are about agenda’s, not morality.

    • PartisanZ

       /  26th January 2019

      Next salvo from the Right-Wing Christian Conservatives in a campaign I expect will get VERY DIRTY INDEED …

      Andrew Little has announced that Labour-led will not support a ‘legalize, regulate & tax’ private enterprise style regime with cannabis, like alcohol, but favours a tightly regulated ‘non-profit’ model with all proceeds going to health …

      They’re saying, perhaps among other things, that they’re not going to bow to corporate pressure … and the three coalition ‘partners’ all seem to agree … which could potentially make it the worst kind of compormise …

      There are pros and cons … but maximum control tends to imply a ban on home grow … which worries me …

  2. Gezza

     /  26th January 2019

    Can’t find the video on the tvnz 1news website, but they had an item tonite on Wellington’s acute shortage of rental accommodation, with the highest rents in the country (following in their tradition of being 3 days behind everybody else with other news than the sensational stuff):

    “In December, the number of rental properties in Wellington fell 7 per cent on the year prior and we’ve seen a 15 per cent increase in the average number of inquiries. This supply versus demand equation is pushing rents up really quickly and there isn’t any relief in sight for now. We’re already seeing huge demand and interest in rental properties across the first few weeks of 2019.

    “Tenants in the capital city can now expect to pay $780 more a year than those in Auckland but while rents in Wellington soared in December, Auckland remained stagnant at $550 per week.”

    Clancy said the wider Wellington region was in slightly better shape but the median weekly rent had reached a new record of $520 after climbing 8.3 per cent on the year prior.

    On the 1ewes at 6 item Phil Twyford was shown refusing to implement a rent freeze because it would reduce supply.

  3. David

     /  26th January 2019

    Its a sad day when even the venerable Daily Telegraph falls into the Trump derangement trap, sad day indeed.