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Thank Christ Mike Hosking & Kate Hawkesby have found a new mansion to call home

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  40 Comments

Brothers and sisters, we can all rest easy today, because the two broadcasters who epitomise white privilege more than a hand-job in a Maserati while listening to Kenny G , Mike Hosking and Kate Hawkesby, have managed to find a new mansion to call home…

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Reflecting on Greg Boyed’s tragic passing and the mental health of men in their 40s

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  26 Comments

I think we fail to acknowledge the stresses and depression that grip many men in their 40s because we believe it’s solely a youth issue. Men in their 40s need as much support and help as they can access, unfortunately the run down mental health system in this country is effectively broken.

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GUEST BLOG: Hadley Grace Robinson-Lewis – Interview with Ari

By   /  August 6, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

Ari is a resilient, strong, beautiful, intelligent and kind transgender young woman who has faced many adversaries throughout her transition to her preferred gender. Ari has lived an incredible life resulting in a high level of maturity and an authentic view of the world we live in today. I admire Ari’s strength and transparency so I decided to approach her for an interview! 

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The Invercargill Woke 7 Murder Case – all the ingredients for a dark lo-fi movie

By   /  August 3, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

There are times when a crime manages to encapsulate all the fission and frenzy of the current cultural times, and the Invercargill Woke 7 Murder Case is just so incredible I feel like I need to start writing a movie script.

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Tough being the only White person

By   /  June 27, 2018  /  Efeso Collins, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

After taking our food orders we sit down to chat. He looks around and I can sense he’s feeling pretty nervous.

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Ummmm, are we really getting angry today over this moko kauae?

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  32 Comments

…let me see if I can just get this completely straight – a white woman who survived a gang rape by the Mongrel Mob & is married to a Maori man with a full facial Moko gets a moko kauae as a symbol of her surviving her gang rape and is now being crucified for cultural appropriation?

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EXCLUSIVE: Sexism and bullying inside the NZ Miss World pageant #metoonz

By   /  April 11, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

In 2017, Hadley Grace Robinson-Lewis was a contestant in the NZ Miss World pageant. Her experience of misogyny and bullying in the wake of #MeToo has made her step forward to highlight the unacceptable culture inside Miss World New-Zealand

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Dear Al Nisbet – it’s not a witch hunt men fear, it’s a witch trial

By   /  March 11, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

A ‘witch hunt’ is an angry lynch mob hunting for a mythical monster and what we have learned and seen about harassment in the work place over the last couple of years tells us that harassment isn’t a myth, it’s real, it’s visceral and it’s unacceptable.  We don’t have a witch hunt here, we have the ingredients for a witch trial.

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Why the vacant optimism of the ‘Humanity Star’ perfectly sums up the vanity of modern neoliberal NZ

By   /  January 28, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  36 Comments

The sheer audacity of this self-deceiving sophistry manages to sum up all the vacant aspiration and vanity of modern neoliberal New Zealand in a way that would make John Key (who best represented this cultural mutation), blush with lust.

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Isn’t there a far bigger story about the young man with a facial tattoo than his employment issues?

By   /  July 14, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

This isn’t a story about employment issues, it’s a story about how ultra violent our prison system have become and how we have been played by crime porn headline media and ‘get-tough-on-crime politicians who have manipulated and warped our anger and fear.

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The thing I love most about the Sonny Bill Williams sponsorship fiasco

By   /  April 12, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  40 Comments

Looking into the eyes of the boofhead sports broadcasters as they try to conceptualise SBWs ethical stance is just one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen on NZ television.

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RIP Fred Dagg – John Clarke has died 68

By   /  April 10, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

Oh no- John Clarke has died – his wit and satire was the best comedy ever to leave NZ.

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Toxic masculinity, Wellington College and social media

By   /  March 7, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

The day to day sexism, the gender pay gap, the double standards, the lack of justice when it comes to sexual assaults and the domestic violence rates all conspire to create an ongoing civil war against women.

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