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Hard News: Media3: Parliament Live

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  • The Ruminator,

    So how has it affected the conduct of the House and the behaviour of MPs?

    LOL

    Since Apr 2013 • 54 posts Report Reply

  • linger, in reply to The Ruminator,

    So how has it affected the conduct of the House and the behaviour of MPs?

    Now they expect us to know who they are?

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1923 posts Report Reply

  • Glen Wright,

    If the presence of cameras improved behaviour, we wouldn't have so much reality TV.

    Since Nov 2006 • 29 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    House that!

    So how has it affected the conduct of the House and the behaviour of MPs?

    aaah, well, it still seems to be a spotlit sandpit to me, and it seems to encourage amateur stand-up routines of little legislative purpose - sure parliament is about speaking, but to an end, not just 'filler bluster' as it were...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7943 posts Report Reply

  • ange wither,

    Bit worried about what appears to be long feelers in the bottom left corner of the camera on this clip from the Marriage Equality Debate. And wasn’t that a missed opportunity to showcase some NZ music to a huge audience as we waited for the result.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ilMBLV3A6ug

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 54 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to ange wither,

    a missed opportunity to showcase some NZ music

    Often thought the same. How hard would it be?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19706 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    I would like coverage of select committee hearings too.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3214 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Sacha,

    a missed opportunity to showcase some NZ music

    Often thought the same. How hard would it be?

    It is New Zealand music -- commissioned from the late Rob Winch.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22825 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Ta. A variety of NZ music, then.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19706 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    In the House has provided us with some data on its services.

    All-time most-viewed videos:

    1. Marriage (of Marriage) Amendment Bill – Third Reading – Part 20
    VIEWS: 1,356,665
    MINUTES WATCHED: 3,276,517

    2. Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill – Third Reading – Part 2
    VIEWS: 174,230
    MINUTES WATCHED: 540,068

    3. Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill – Third Reading – Part 1
    VIEWS: 27,442
    MINUTES WATCHED: 108,868

    4. Military Manoeuvres Act Repeal Bill – Third Reading – Part 6
    VIEWS: 15,916
    MINUTES WATCHED: 1,114

    5. General Debate – 21st March, 2012 – Part 1
    VIEWS: 15,389
    MINUTES WATCHED: 863

    So it’s marriage equality then daylight …

    The number one is the waiata after the third reading. But as Toby Manhire points out, the Maurice Williamson clip in second place here was ripped by a whole bunch of third-party sites, so probably got more views in total.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22825 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    And again, emphasising how big that marriage equality bump was ...

    All-time views by location:

    New Zealand 875,677
    United States 527,330
    United Kingdom 269,659
    Australia 222,505
    Canada 132,203
    Germany 74,650
    France 45,000
    South Korea 42,156
    Ireland 41,263
    Finland 31,222

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22825 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Gender demographic: 60.2% male, 39.8% female.

    Biggest age group: 45-54 years, accounting for 31.5% of all views.

    And the most popular page in the past eight weeks? Trevor Mallard's, with nearly 1000 views -- bigger than the Question Time and general Debate pages put together!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22825 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to Sacha,

    It is a variety! It runs the gamut from lite-jazz to lite-reggae. And alllll the inoffensive noodling in between. :)

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell,

    Mean of me, but I’m tempted to try catching the final episode of Gilmore’s Folly this afternoon, live. Anyone know the exact time?

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2108 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Hosking,

    I'm amazed the Military Manoeuvres Bill is running so high. I wrote about it at the time because it was so quirkily obscure: it repeals some First World War legislation which allowed the government to take over land for military training, and it hadn't been used for a very long time.

    South Roseneath • Since Nov 2006 • 830 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    Mean of me, but I’m tempted to try catching the final episode of Gilmore’s Folly this afternoon, live. Anyone know the exact time?

    About 3pm, after Question Time.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22825 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell, in reply to Russell Brown,

    About 3pm, after Question Time.

    Thanks :) Nothing yet, must turn twitter on… since it’s afternoon tea time :)
    Oops, blinked and missed it! Oh well...

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2108 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler, in reply to Rob Hosking,

    I’m amazed the Military Manoeuvres Bill is running so high.

    I believe it's Richard Prosser's speech about how New Zealand First will be voting against the bill based on the threat of a Finnish invasion. Not quite virulent, but people were trying to make it happen at the time.

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 3205 posts Report Reply

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