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  • izogi, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    And sadly this is across the whole media scape, not just television.

    This morning Fairfax has been making a massive deal about “corporate welfare" courtesy of the Taxpayer’s Union’s latest project, parroting that KiwiRail is a massive drain on taxpayers but without showing any sign that anyone from Fairfax with relevant credentials has actually scrutinised the TU report or figures.

    As of a few minutes ago it seems the TU has finally published its report. Judge for yourself.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 1141 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    dancing with the D-list

    nice turn of phrase

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    My take on the Campbell affair, on the UK site cstonline.tv
    http://cstonline.tv/private-equity-and-peoplemeters

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2560 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming,

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2935 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    The boycott of TV3 is obviously hurting. This was just posted on Facebook - I think originally by David Farrier (from the new late show Newsworthy)

    "To all those 3 News viewers who now want to boycott TV3: I can't see how killing off 3News could ever improve news and current affairs in NZ. We're all upset about Campbell Live but, remember, most of those Campbell Live people, including John, learnt their chops on 3 News. That's part of the reason why they're so good. The journalists at TV3 didn't can the programme. They are still mourning its passing. Apart from that, the boycotters missed a top class news programme tonight. The lead story was a second death in a cold, damp state house: a father of six. You wouldn't have seen that on TV One. But you'll get a full update on Newsworthy tonight. TV3's news and current affairs team has taken some huge hits. But the journalists are still chasing and delivering strong and important stories. I'm a producer on 3News and if you're a fan of our programme I urge you to support the journos, editors, camerapeople and directors and stick with or return to TV3 news and current affairs... it's actually the best thing you can do to ensure the strongest TV news and current affairs in New Zealand. At this point, a small move toward or away from us could have a big impact down the track".

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3226 posts Report Reply

  • linger,

    Pffft.
    As if ratings would actually kill off 3 News.
    As if ratings were what killed off Campbell Live.

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1940 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    The boycott of TV3 is obviously hurting. This was just posted on Facebook – I think originally by David Farrier (from the new late show Newsworthy)

    What chance of the boycott keeping Paddy Gower honest?

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5441 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie,

    It seems that reruns of Road Cops wasn't working for TV3. From Monday they'll screen Come Dine With Me - a local adaptation of yet another cheap reality show out of the UK.

    TV3 says Come Dine With Me is an interim measure while a new 7pm current affairs show is prepared.

    I have some sympathy for the remaining TV3 news staff. Unfortunately for them, their bosses Christie and Weldon view audiences as mindless sheep who will watch any old crap.

    In these days of diminishing broadcast audiences, TV3 just threw away a solid base of viewers who appreciated serious programming. More fool them.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1437 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    I bet if Campbell live still existed we would hear about this shipment of live sheep and cows
    Don't we have a law against this? It would seem if MPI slap the word "breeding" before sheep, then they can circumvent the law . 3 times ,we know of. :(

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Don't we have a law against this?

    Yep... there's been a Customs export prohibition since 2007. It looks like MPI are prepared to turn a blind eye when certain people are involved. Why all the secrecy surrounding this shipment? Are the Nats bribing a Mexican billionaire this time?

    Speaking of secrecy, I note that the Herald has yet to run the story, even though it's been on the front page of Stuff all afternoon.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1437 posts Report Reply

  • Jack Harrison,

    Not the Nine O'Clock News made a spoof apology to the Saudis on their television series . They apologised for BBC reporting on their killing of a woman for laws of dis respect. They noted the Saudis had lots of money and who were they to judge. No one judges the Saudis.

    wellington • Since Aug 2014 • 296 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Alfie,

    Why all the secrecy surrounding this shipment? Are the Nats bribing a Mexican billionaire this time?

    Speaking of secrecy, I note that the Herald has yet to run the story, even though it's been on the front page of Stuff all afternoon.

    I noticed the lack of Herald coverage too. I guess it is now officially a propaganda paper for National Press releases. Otherwise their journalists are incompetent or lazy. Fisher keeps plugging away tho' and I like Dita, that's it.
    I emailed Jo Goodhew, her area of portfolio and her area, about the shipment. I await her weasle words but don't hold me breath. seems any law can be broken as long as they support National

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    I noticed the lack of Herald coverage too. I guess it is now officially a propaganda paper for National Press releases. Otherwise their journalists are incompetent or lazy. Fisher keeps plugging away tho’ and I like Dita, that’s it.
    I emailed Jo Goodhew, her area of portfolio and her area, about the shipment. I await her weasle words but don’t hold me breath. seems any law can be broken as long as they support National

    The NZH has covered it over the last 24 hours:

    * Shipment of live NZ animals sparks concern
    * Green Party criticises sheep shipment

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5441 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Kumara Republic,

    Ta, so they are lazy behind the 8 ball then ;)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • izogi,

    National Radio was also covering it earlier today.

    I'm having trouble digging up 8 year old coverage on this, but was the main driving motivation for this Order all about transport issues? Most of what I've found (example SAFE press release) seems to blame it on a 2004 Australian shipment where 5000 sheep died, in which case it's just dumb for the government to say "but but but it's legal and therefore okay because they're not slaughtering 'em", at least without arguing that the whole Order is really obsolete and shouldn't have been renewed 18 months ago.

    Or was it also about slaughter at the other end?

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 1141 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie,

    On the topic of quality journalism, I can recommend Mihingarangi Forbes' final (?) piece for Maori Affairs, another investigation into the Te Kohanga Reo National Trust board with yet more tales of corruption and blatant misuse of public money.

    It's good to see there's at least one journalist prepared to call out Hekia Parata for obfuscating and generally avoiding answering questions. You'll notice that Perata still begins most of her answers with "So..."

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1437 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell,

    Run for the hills! Glucina ditches sinking Herald for burning Mediaworks.

    Nowhere in the release is it mentioned that MediaWorks staff were today surprised by an announcement that the newsroom operation is now officially under review.

    Last week staff were reportedly given a stern talking to by the company’s HR manager about how imperative it is for them to stop leaking stories about MediaWorks’ internal ructions to other media.

    Nevertheless, NBR understands newsroom staff were informed today they are now in the “consultation phase” of a review.

    The timing of that announcement in conjunction with the one about the three new hires apparently hasn’t gone down well.

    “People are spitting tacks about [Ms] Glucina,” says one MediaWorks staff member. “That appointment was a Mark Weldon special.”

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2110 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    And veteran 3news boss John Hale resigns, tweets John Drinnan. Bring on the stoopid.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    Run for the hills! Glucina ditches sinking Herald for burning Mediaworks.

    That's wonderful news. I've lost track of the number of times I've fallen for a Herald headline, only to find it was a Glucina story. They really should've prefaced them with Warning: psuedo-journalism - don't waste your time.

    This "appointment" further signals TV3's intention to dominate the bottom of the media market. Unfortunately I can't see any local media organisation stepping up to take over the quality end... yet.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1437 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie,

    The NBR Glucina story has been updated to include Weldon's vision for Mediaworks.

    “Digital entertainment brands featuring snackable, shareable content [especially video] are the fastest growing part of the media landscape, and there is a gap in the New Zealand market in this area,” Mr Weldon says.

    As a lifelong news junkie who appreciates intelligent and in-depth analysis of important issues, I don't share Weldon's view that NZ doesn't have enough cheap, meaningless gossip. Time will surely tell. At this point all 12 comments on the NBR are disparaging of Mediaworks' latest move.

    There's also a clarification of the TV3 newsroom review.

    Although MediaWorks has yet to clarify the matter, it’s now understood what NBR earlier reported as a review of the entire Mediaworks newsroom is actually just focused on two positions, including that of John Hale, the most senior producer of TV3’s 6pm bulletin.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1437 posts Report Reply

  • Brent Jackson, in reply to Alfie,

    ...is actually just focused on two positions, including that of John Hale, the most senior producer of TV3’s 6pm bulletin.

    So two more constructive dismissal lawsuits on the way then ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 620 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    there is a gap in the New Zealand market in this area

    Well, Slater allegedly makes enough money from clickbait and clickfraud to keep himself in pies, with a bit of help from his dad and Winz.

    I'm not sure how they plan to extend this to support several hundred people at TV3, plus shareholders and the cost of a broadcasting license (or has a grateful government gifted this to them in perpetuity?). Also, I don't think the clickfraud model would work as well for a large company that could be usefully sued.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    hire jinx?
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/69563390/radio-host-duncan-garner-to-take-campbell-live-timeslot

    Du Plessis-Allan met with Jennings at a Wellington hotel this week to discuss the role.
    In an awkward twist, her One News boss Phil O'Sullivan walked in on the discussions after accidentally being given the hotel room key.
    Adding to the sensitive situation, O'Sullivan is said to have been meeting with TV3 reporter Dan Parker, in the same hotel, in a bid to poach him.

    Media commentator Gavin Ellis said Garner and du Plessis-Allan would make a formidable team. "If that is the case it bodes well because you have got two good, senior journalists at the helm who are capable of both light and shade."

    So is a tree - admittedly ya have to burn it down to get the light... But that does seem to be TV3's operating system.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    ...light and shade.

    That beloved cliche of TV talent show judges of yesteryear. Then again, it may well be a phrase that Gavin Ellis honed to a fine edge in his time as editor-in-chief at the Herald.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

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