Media watch

26 May 2019


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  1. Zedd

     /  26th May 2019

    I just watched an interview on ‘The Hui’ (TV3) with the ‘campaign manager’ for the Tamaki’s ‘Coalition party’.. Mihingarangi Forbes asked about:
    candidates: Hana T.. none others confirmed ?
    policies: still being worked on
    possible electorates: Te Tai Tokerau (but not confirmed)

    She asked if, A Ngaro was being considered.. again a ‘duck & weave’

    She then asked whether there was an issue with him being ‘openly gay’ & working for a party, whose leaders have publically stated ‘homosexuality is a sin’. He said he had known the Tamakis for years & it was not an issue ?!

    Mihingarangi then summarised.. by saying the whole interview, was a (paraphrased).. ‘Big nothing’.. the campaign manager, said the ‘party’ is holding a meeting next week & they may have further announcements afterwards.

    Do they really think.. they look like a serious ‘Political party’ ? :/

    btw: Mihingarangi called B Tamaki, a ‘self appointed Bishop’ 😀

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  26th May 2019

      I am not a fan of hers,. but 🙂

      I can’t understand how his title means anything to him as it was gained in that way.

  2. Kitty Catkin

     /  26th May 2019

    Someone on Sunday either hasn’t read the proposed End of Life bill or is deliberately misrepresenting it. Being in a wheelchair is not a terminal condition.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  26th May 2019

      I admire the young woman for getting on with her life despite being in a wheelchair, but wasn’t convinced by her reasoning in opposing the bill; it seemed to be the old slippery slope argument and this bill has no such loopholes.


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