Media watch – Sunday

14 April 2019

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  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  14th April 2019

    It’s a while since I’ve seen so much P.C. b.s. in one article:
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12221767

    Of course Maori culture pre-1800 was stone age. They were the only tools available. And of course the colonists brought an avalanche of knowledge and technology. Get over it.

    Maybe the presentation is offensive but the facts are undeniable.

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    • Corky

       /  14th April 2019

      “It peddles myths about pre-European Maori society that historical scholarship does not bear out. If it demonstrates anything, it is that the author of it is an ignorant fool.”

      Someone should call him out on that. If he mentions Michael King or Claudia Orange..he’s gone.

      The Treaty seems to cause angst for many people, especially our dearly departed, Parti.

      The person(s) who wrote the link below, I think, were part of an ‘alternative treaty history’ group that went around Aotearoa giving their interpretation of treaty bs. They drank a lot of coffee..smoked a lot of cigarettes when they were in my area. Neither the bros nor white middle class were interested. Maybe that’s the problem?

      http://www.treatyofwaitangi.net.nz/Treaty2UPart2.htm

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  14th April 2019

        That must have been some time ago if they smoked that much.

        Were Maori women, the Maori middle class and Pakeha working class interested ?

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    • sorethumb

       /  14th April 2019

      And colonization ended slavery in NZ (Chathams was the exception )

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    • sorethumb

       /  14th April 2019

      The twitter thread to watch is the TEU – nutcase central. Currently on the hunt for WS and Maori want to get involved because those TEU Maori have a special designated position as the #1 Ethnicity.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  14th April 2019

      It was a stone age culture;even the wheel hadn’t been discovered in NZ until the British came,

      Nor, I think had iron or other metals which had been in use in other countries for many centuries (milleniums), and there was no written language.

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    • Corky

       /  14th April 2019

      Let’s hope things can be sorted. Great Barrier is an important place for subtropical fruit growers like me. It holds the mother species of many fruits imported from South America and other regions during the 70s and 80s. I doubt any of that woodstock could now be imported under tightened bio security procedures.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  14th April 2019

        It wouldn’t need to be; suntropical fruit grows in many places in NZ. Great Barrier Island would surely be too small to be very significant to growers.

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  4. Australian media to face court over Pell trial coverage

    Three dozen Australian journalists and publishers are to face court on Monday over their coverage of Cardinal George Pell’s trial for child sex abuse, with prosecutors seeking fines and jail terms over accusations of breached gag orders in the case. Prosecutors in the southeastern state of Victoria have accused the 23 journalists and 13 news outlets of aiding and abetting contempt of court by overseas media and breaching suppression orders.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-abuse-pell-media-idUSKCN1RQ016

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