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Why RadioLive failed

By   /  November 18, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

The commercial media market in NZ is at saturation point with right wing pundits and Radio Live never offered an alternative to that and ended up trying to compete for ZB listeners using bait that was not as right wing as ZB could produce.

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Dear Teachers of NZ, ignore your useless union and strike, strike, strike

By   /  November 18, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Dear Teachers

Let’s be honest shall we?

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Holy Shit Hawera – blackface in a public parade in 2018?

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

How on earth in 2018 NZ could anyone hosting a public parade not sense that blackface on white people is as offensive as a cross burning festival? 

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Waatea News Column: Why I can’t applaud Corrections reducing the prison population but support the passion of Kelvin Davis

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

The Hui did a remarkable job over the weekend of highlighting the extraordinary drop in the prison muster by 1000 since Kelvin Davis became the Minister.

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So now CIA have concluded Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi’s murder – will Jacinda cur diplomatic ties with Saudi Arabia?

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

If Jacinda’s politics of kindness is to mean anything it must demand justice at its heart and that means she is going to have to stand up to MFAT by cut diplomatic ties to Saudi Arabia.

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Whistleblower review is a whitewash joke

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

When you consider the state housing meth hysteria, the abuse of power by the police, GCSB and SIS, the horrific manner the mentally ill are treated with, the abuse of prisoners etc etc etc, the public service want to limit any whistle blower protections as much as possible and it shows in their spineless recommendations. 

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The Liberal Agenda: Upper Hutt Posse finally make Vodaphone Music Awards relevant again

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  1 Comment

The brutal and illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine should be denounced every possible chance we are given, and in a NZ music scene devoid of politics and focused on the vapid, Upper Hutt Posse reminded us, as Lorde did, that music can be far more powerful when its critical. 

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Feeling like a stranger in a familiar land

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  19 Comments

Whether it’s the Greens in Government, or Jacinda’s pragmatic idealism, our politicians are manifest oxymorons. Despite our hope and best wishes for a Labour-Green coalition, this political landscape is not the world we thought we knew. We’re strangers in a familiar land, or maybe we’re familiar, but the world is a strange one. The grief and disappointment despite the nicey nice hopeful and kindness stuff, (and some genuine wins), is real.

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News media reporting on Gaza ignores daily terror

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

This week, the news media appeared to notice Gaza again, reporting a deadly Israeli incursion and air strikes, as well as retaliatory missile-firings by Palestinian Resistance fighters. In the public mind, the news would have created an impression of violence ‘once more’ erupting in Gaza and disturbing a period of ‘relative calm’. Nothing could be further from the reality of Israel’s determined, relentless, day-to-day (and nightly) persecution of Gaza.

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Investigation into sabotage of Academics car must finally start demanding answers about Chinese influence in NZ?

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

…maybe we should, you know, get back to that whole China influencing our politics thing in light of new allegations that the Academic who is outing this assault on our democracy may have had her car sabotaged…

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MUST READ: What Is “Rogerpolitics”?

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

“ROGERNOMICS” is political shorthand for the neoliberal economic policies introduced by Labour’s finance minister, Roger Douglas, between 1984 and 1988. While most New Zealanders have heard of Rogernomics, nowhere near as many have heard of its inseparable companion, “Rogerpolitics”.

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EXCLUSIVE: Government accounting fraud, NZ Super and austerity

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

The government commits a form of accounting fraud when it refuses to include the $41 billion in the NZ Super Fund as part of the government’s assets.

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Another week from hell for Minister Eugenie Sage

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

This is the time to be activist with your Ministries, what the hell was the point of going into Government as a Green Minister if it is merely to rubber stamp flawed free market regulations?

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We are now prosecuting a cannabis documentary maker with possession of a pipe & one plant – what the hell New Zealand?

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

We should not be arresting cannabis reform documentary makers, surely we are going backwards here? 

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Andrew Little reaffirms Governments moral compass with news of Pike River Mine re-entry

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Some say this costs too much. It’s $36m compared to the $27million Key wasted on a flag vanity project, so I have no time for National Party toadies complaining the cost and I also find it jaw dropping hearing National Party supporters claim the money would be better spent on the poor and homeless…

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Malcolm Evans – Winston on the World Stage

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

Malcolm Evans – Winston on the World Stage

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