Waatea 5th Estate 7pm tonight – Hosking petition, public broadcasting and the impact of media consolidation on democracy

Joining us tonight to discuss public broadcasting, the Hosking petition and the impact on democracy of media consolidation

In studio,

AUT associate professor at the school of communications – Dr Wayne Hope

Auckland University political scientist and media commentator – Dr Joe Atkinson

Former editor of the NZ Herald and media commentator on Radio NZ – Dr Gavin Ellis

On phone – member of the Coalition for Better Broadcasting – Dr Peter Thompson

and on Skype – spokesperson for broadcasting, Labour Party MP, Clare Curran

 

Setting The Agenda View All →

Our Man In London

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PICTURE HIM. He’s in his late 40s, tall, greying hair elegantly styled. His suit is Italian bespoke, from the immigrant tailor with the studio just around the corner from his favourite pub. His basic salary is safely into six figures (Sterling) and his bonus this year was spectacular. What does he do?

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6 steps to revolution – from throwing sex toys to molotov cocktails

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The flatmates and I were sitting on the couch laughing at how ridiculous our government is and I casually said ‘gosh I could do a better job with my hand tied behind my back.’ A few beers later, and I’ve ended up with my arm tied behind my back typing up my manifesto for the revolution. Challenge accepted!

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The brave new world of carpooling

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This one really shows how staggeringly out of touch Simon Bridges is. Yes, Simon, we want you to charge us to use the roads that were paid for by our taxes for public use, to encourage us to carpool, while neglecting to maintain and make use of the rail that our taxes built for public use. Please encourage us, Simon. We can’t do it without you.

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The hi-jacking of the working class

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Until the left is able to provide a coherent, message that it is the greed and corruption at the heart of capitalism which is to blame for the appalling situation low-income families find themselves in then we shouldn’t be surprised at the Trump/Brexit developments.

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Park-up in Wellington – People speaking against the scourge of homelessness

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Wellington, NZ, 26 June – It was a cold and stormy rainy night… No, really, it was – cold, wet, and miserable. The kind of night that a growing number of homeless people – including families – are having to put up with regularly in once-egalitarian Aotearoa-New Zealand.

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John Key – we will not be held to ransom!

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When news of the kidnapping of Australians and a New Zealand citizen in Nigeria hit our headlines, our esteemed Dear Leader’s response was unequivocal;

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The Brexit Vote: The Painful Price of Inequality

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My Facebook home page is awash with post-Brexit expressions of disbelief and horror. So many people appear aghast at the stupidity of the Britons who voted for a possible mass economic suicide.

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EXCLUSIVE: Stop the clock on wage theft!

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TDB was the first news source to publish the size and extent of the holidays rort – read the latest developments here

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Deconstructing Headlines View All →

Bill English admits he lied about cost to stop increasing paid parental leave

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Sue Moroney, the Labour Party MP who has tirelessly pushed for an increase to 26 weeks paid parental leave has a majority in Parliament to get the Bill passed, and yet the Government have managed to claim that because the law will cost too much, they can shut it down regardless of the Opposition managing to get a majority.

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Wow, it only took 2 years for Key to take NZ from 1 to 10 in the global social progress rankings

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…if you voted National, this is on you now. This inequality and poverty is on you. This Government who don’t give a damn is on you. This Government who are more focused on smearing people actually working on the housing crisis than deal with the housing crisis is on you.

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The horror of inequality in an egalitarian nation

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…the top 10% own half the wealth while the bottom 40% hold less than 3% of the wealth. How this horror story has been allowed to occur in a nation that once prided itself on its egalitarianism is the real issue here, this is the true legacy of 30 years of neoliberalism.

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Winston’s Bottom Lines – What Do They Mean For 2017

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Due to the obvious importance of New Zealand First to either side forming a government in 2017, from now til the next Election there will be an absolutely huge quantity of political pontification from pundits, politicians, and assorted other somewhat self-important talking heads as to what Winston – or, more properly, NZF as a whole – might do.

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Key’s tax haven whitewash report and the politician about to have a Panama Paper meltdown

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…if it quacks like a tax haven, walks like a tax haven and avoids tax like a tax haven – it’s a bloody tax haven!

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Brexit an enormous threat to global economy

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By   1 week ago

‎Brexit‬ is a result of the working classes being hurt by globalisation – the challenge for Democracy is how to make globalisation work for all at a time when the global economy is in meltdown.

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BREAKING: What really happened inside Mt Eden Prison

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‘Tough on Crime’ Politicians and headline screaming crime porn news media have turned our anger at the pain crime causes into something dark and damaged.

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Media Watch View All →

Waatea 5th Estate – Shewan tax haven report

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Join Andrew Little, Winston Peters and James Shaw to discuss the tax haven report

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Waatea 5th Estate – Where to After #ParkUPforHomes

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Joining us to discuss where to after #ParkUpForHomes…

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Waatea 5th Estate – BREXIT SHOCK

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Joining us tonight to discuss the shock Brexit decision, road tolling and redeploying to Iraq

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Why sacking Mike Hosking isn’t the solution

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He lives a life of wealth that disconnects him to 99% of his TVNZ audience. He has the empathy of Bob Jones and the charm of a cavity search. The amount of times he has just mouth farted out some nonsense garbage about social issues should be the reason he goes. We look to our Public Broadcaster to challenge hegemonic structure, not embrace it and be its bloody representative 7pm weeknights.

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Waatea 5th Estate – The importance of an independent Maori Political voice with Marama Fox & Hone Harawira

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Joining us tonight to discuss the importance of an independent political voice for Maori…

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Waatea 5th Estate out trends The Block & Shortland Street on Twitter

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…Willie Jackson and I believed 5 months ago that if you put on intelligent current affairs on at 7pm, NZers will want to watch it.

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Exclusive to Waatea 5th Estate 7pm tonight – Hone Harawira & Marama Fox

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7pm live streamed tonight here on thedailyblog, SkyTV 83 and simulcast across all Iwi radio stations.

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Waatea 5th Estate: Why is New Zealand in Iraq?

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Joining us to discuss why NZ is in Iraq and what winning looks like…

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Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts View All →

GUEST BLOG: Carmel Sepuloni – Food insecurity in NZ on the rise

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Food insecurity, a housing crisis and a welfare system that now has so many gaps in it that it resembles more of a giant hula hoop than a safety net are three of the many gifts that eight years of a National Government have given us

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – Controlling Water, Controlling Life

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All water supplies are controlled by the Israelis, including West Bank mountain aquifer water which by international law should be a Palestinian resource. Practising ‘hydrological apartheid’ , control of water is used as weapon to drive Palestinians off the land, and if not to another country then into squeezed isolated miserable ‘bantustans’.

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GUEST BLOG: David Cunliffe – BREXIT: WHAT, WHY AND WHAT NEXT?

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The Brexit vote represents the current progressive paradox: the left should be able to represent the many marginalised by neo-liberal capitalism; but is struggling to connect with them in reality, particularly young people and males. The result is that extremist nationalist figures are converging far right and left wing dissatisfaction thinking under a nationalistic, populist banner.

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GUEST BLOG: David Cunliffe – No matter who wins Brexit – Democracy damaged

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However the Brexit vote turns out, one thing is certain: public anger with the status quo is taking Britain to within a few % of bolting from the EU, weakening a key global institution and continuing a trend towards political “weirdness” worldwide.

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GUEST BLOG: Vanessa Kururangi – No Place Like Home

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Right now we are in a desperate situation, where we read stories of newborns spending the first precious days of their lives in cars. Where cancer stricken teenagers try to recuperate in homes sheltering up to fifteen people. Where decent, hard working people still struggle to get by. Where the government ignorantly spouts bullshit about how there have always been homeless people, and what we are in is not a housing crisis.

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GUEST BLOG: Sam Gribben – Welcome back, Hone Harawira

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With the Greens’ long and deliberate shift from the fringes, which has now resulted in an official Memorandum of Understanding with Labour, there is a renewed need for the outspoken, radical flank.

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GUEST BLOG: Justin Latif – Winter is coming #Parkupforhomes

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Last night, I joined with about 750 people at the Mangere Town Centre car park for one sleepless night in our cars to gain a better understanding of what’s it’s like for those doing it tough. And it is tough.

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GUEST BLOG: Comrade Dave Brownz – The Fudget fiddles while Capitalism burns

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The NACTS budget is really a fudget for trying to hide the growing weakness of NZ’s neo-colonial economy behind a veil of spin. The Key regime hopes to promote business confidence in a climate of falling profits by ‘tax cuts’ made possible by cuts to public spending on the ‘social wage’ and by ‘dividends’ created by privatising state assets and plundering public resources such as water and fisheries.

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The Liberal Agenda View All →

A Socialist perspective on Brexit, the European Union and the Coup against Corbyn

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Socialist Aotearoa presents a public forum on the UK exit from the EU (Brexit), a Marxist critique of the European Union, and the very British coup against Jeremy Corbyn.

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Rally for Palestine 2pm Saturday July 2nd

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The Palestine Human Rights Campaign Aotearoa/New Zealand (PHRC) works to raise public awareness of the Palestinian people’s struggle to resist Israeli military occupation and Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip.

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Cannabis conversation at the Auckland Town Hall 7pm Monday June 27th

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Cannabis is always in the news and it seems like we’ve been talking about cannabis law reform forever – to the point where the most interesting thing about cannabis is why the law wasn’t changed years ago.

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The Daily Blog Monthly Drinks – this Thursday, 7pm @ IKA

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The Daily Blog monthly drinks this month are on Thursday, 30th at IKA, 2 Mt Eden Rd from 7pm. Mix and mingle with TDBs bloggers and friends and gossip about Politics.

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The Liberal Agenda Theatre Review: The Elephant Thief

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By   6 days ago

The onus is on the company to uphold more delight, more suspense, and even more clever theatrical motif and surprise for its at home audiences, while at the same time, growing beyond international acclaim to international expansion.

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The Liberal Agenda Theatre Review: Hine

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By   6 days ago

Komako and Whetu Silver have brought together a show for Matariki that teaches in a beautiful and homely way. (Suitable for all ages with some faint but resonant coming of age themes, and all levels of Reo Maori too).

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The Ika Salon opens a window on Islam in New Zealand

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Join Hassan and Ika “Salonistas” for a window into Islam in New Zealand. The evening, which includes your main meal (seafood and vegetarian options, no red meat at this event) is $32. Doors open 5.30 pm, main meal served at approx 6.15, followed by talk, questions and discussion.

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The Fan Brigade – 6 star comedy

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Remember that first time you heard Flight of the Conchords and felt excitement that we had finally been able to equal the culturally reflective satire of Fred Dagg or Billy T James?

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The Daily Gallery View All →

Daily Meme

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday – 29th June 2016

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Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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Daily Meme

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Tuesday – 28th June 2016

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Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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Daily Meme

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Raw News feed View All →

Boxing legend David Tua heads #Parkup Onehunga – CPAG

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Hundreds braved wind and rain over the weekend to #ParkUp in Wellington and Otara in a show solidarity with those sleeping in their cars. And hundreds more are expected to #ParkUpForHomes in Onehunga this coming Saturday. This movement of peaceful protests all share a common goal of seeing an increased Government response to the growing […]

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Top 10 percent of households have half of total net worth – Statistics NZ

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Household net worth The average New Zealand household was worth $289,000 in the year to June 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. However wealth was not evenly distributed, with the top 10 percent accounting for around half of total wealth. In contrast, the bottom 40 percent held 3 percent of total wealth.   “While some […]

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NZ’s shocking level of child rape – Stop Demand

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Call on Government and Children’s Commissioner to prioritise child rape. Stop Demand Foundation, which calls for action to stop sexual violence against women and children, is calling on the incoming Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft to address, as a priority, New Zealand’s shameful litany of sex crimes being committed against children. Its call follows the reporting, […]

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OVERSEAS INVESTMENT OFFICE GOOD CHARACTER PROCESS REVIEW – CAFCA

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What NZ Needs Is A Bouncer, Not A Doorman Land Information NZ released today the independent review of the Overseas Investment Office’s “good character” process in the wake of its 2014 approval of the sale of Onetai Station to buyers who figure in the Panama Papers. Once again the people in question were deemed to […]

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Ambulance at the bottom of the cliff is full – Salvation Army

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The Salvation Army is gravely concerned that the depth and breadth of poverty currently in the spotlight is becoming seen as inevitable, normal and permanent. Salvation Army Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit Director Lt Colonel Ian Hutson says while groups like Te Puea marae in Auckland and many individuals have risen to the challenge of […]

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Greenpeace launches legal challenge against controversial $1b dam plan

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Greenpeace NZ is launching a legal challenge against a controversial plan to build a dam that’s set to cost close to $1 billion and will pollute a region’s rivers. Today, Greenpeace will file a judicial review of resource consents granted by the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council to extend the area of land area that can […]

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Prime Minister must back working Kiwis – CTU

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The Prime Minister needs to reassess his priorities and move urgently to stop working Kiwis losing up to a million dollars a day says CTU Secretary Sam Huggard. The call follows the CTU’s request that the government urgently pass legislation to stop the clock on the six year limit that is writing off holiday back […]

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