Media watch

21 May 2019


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  1. Zedd

     /  21st May 2019

    Re-entry to Pike River… today ?
    after 8+ years of waiting, for the families
    “Nga mihi !” 🙂

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  21st May 2019

      They don’t seem to be going far in; where’s Winston Peters who was going to be first in ?

      I fear that they have been led to expect things that won’t & can’t possibly happen. It’s an appallingly expensive feel-good exercise and the money would be better spent on the living.

    • Gezza

       /  21st May 2019

      “Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday the occasion was “symbolic”, “keeping in mind that there will be quite a bit of time as work is done to safely continue the entry into the drift”.

      Re-entry would “take a number weeks and months”, she said.”
      A 3 man team broke through into the drift & came straight back out again. Still some weeks or months way from entering the mine proper.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  21st May 2019

        I think that the families have been used by people for their own ends.

  2. Kitty Catkin

     /  21st May 2019

    What an attention seeker Golriz G is.

    The supposed death threats sounded more like two people trying to be funny and not succeeding very well..If it was a genuine one, it would surely be more menacing and detailed; this just didn’t sound like a serious plot to kill someone, and I would make a bet that the two people had no intention of acting on it.

    But what a lot she reads into things, as well as putting words into people’s mouths and attributing thoughts and ideas to them that they obviously don’t have. She would be very tiresome to live with, I think; one of those manipulative people who are forever putting others in the wrong.

  3. patupaiarehe

     /  21st May 2019

    Introducing…. the next Tony Robertson. Coming soon to a neighborhood near you. Of course you won’t be told tho’, as it’s all about him.


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