Written By: - Date published: 11:26 am, April 18th, 2019 - 13 comments
TVNZ have just announced a surprise return for NZ’s favourite sermoniser.
Written By: - Date published: 9:07 am, April 21st, 2018 - 73 comments
Doofus of the week this week goes to a television personality who is upset that his sexist comment that employers should be allowed to know what their female employees breedings plans are was taken out of context.
Written By: - Date published: 2:30 pm, February 1st, 2018 - 18 comments
Turns out Mike Hosking was eminently and delightfully replaceable.
Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, December 20th, 2017 - 56 comments
“Further, his comments the following evening were confusing and insufficient to correct the inaccurate information for viewers.”
Written By: - Date published: 7:39 am, November 14th, 2017 - 40 comments
TVNZ’s board has decided to respond to a massive plunge in profitability by paying it chief executive a bigger salary package and a large bonus.
Written By: - Date published: 8:26 am, September 16th, 2017 - 8 comments
A guest post by @invisiphilia on the recent Mahinarangi Forbes interview on the Hui on the abuse of children in foster care and why the Government is wrong in refusing to have a proper independent inquiry into what went wrong.
Written By: - Date published: 9:04 am, July 19th, 2017 - 51 comments
Lordy, what’s going on?
Written By: - Date published: 6:45 am, June 27th, 2017 - 48 comments
Getting very bloody angry and speaking truth to power.
Written By: - Date published: 2:04 pm, March 21st, 2017 - 46 comments
Bill English has premiered at 25% in TV3’s preferred PM poll. Even incumbency can’t make Bill look popular.
Written By: - Date published: 3:22 pm, November 7th, 2016 - 23 comments
According to the deficient newshrub on Saturday night there was a distinct lack of support from Labour for the Mt Roskill campaign. In reality 4 buses carrying more than 200 door-knockers including all the Labour MPs other than Little, went to Mt Roskill on Saturday afternoon.
All the best to Michael Wood, who got a great reception on the doorstop.
Written By: - Date published: 6:50 pm, August 8th, 2016 - 113 comments
The latest Reid Research poll is grim reading for the Nats. Labour and the Greens are closing fast.
Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, June 2nd, 2016 - 80 comments
Hey Mike Hosking – how many dead and deformed babies is the precious Olympic schedule worth to you anyway?
Written By: - Date published: 9:45 am, May 4th, 2016 - 56 comments
MediaWorks CEO and mate of the PM, Mark Weldon, has quit his job. Is it too late to save MediaWorks? Should we care?
EDIT: Staff get in the champers shock!
Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, March 14th, 2016 - 43 comments
National are nervous about losing the safe electorate seat of Whangarei. Something tells me that the NATs will be fighting back hard come 2017.
Written By: - Date published: 11:25 am, February 7th, 2016 - 24 comments
Snippets from recent pieces on the TPP, including The Spinoff’s José Barbosa an his take on the media coverage of the Auckland protest.
Written By: - Date published: 12:51 pm, January 21st, 2016 - 32 comments
TV3 have announced they are getting out of the news business and getting into cross platform media hotdesking across the continuum of diminishing eyeballs. Welcome to TV3 Newshrub, the place where no news is good news!
Written By: - Date published: 8:07 am, November 10th, 2015 - 18 comments
Two liked and respected receptionists at Maori Television have lost their jobs because they are not fluent in Te Reo. But half of the executive are also not fluent speakers yet they retain their jobs.
Written By: - Date published: 8:16 am, October 20th, 2015 - 90 comments
The latest Colmar Brunton poll shows that the opposition block is solidly ahead of National. Yet One News chose to concentrate only on the preferred Prime Minister result and attack Andrew Little because of marginal change.
Written By: - Date published: 10:06 am, September 13th, 2015 - 17 comments
An Australian TV ad on the downsides of the TPP – “We just received word that Channel 9 banned our new TV ad from airing during the evening news”
Written By: - Date published: 7:39 am, June 5th, 2015 - 28 comments
Mihingarangi Forbes resigned yesterday as a reporter for Marae Televison apparently because of managerial interference in a story she intended to run. In the week since Aotearoa lost Campbell Lives it has now lost arguably the best investigative reporter that the country has.
Written By: - Date published: 9:13 pm, May 26th, 2015 - 61 comments
Richard Harman concluded his presentation to the recent Fabian “Destination Next Progressive Majority” event by quoting the noted political scientist Bob Chapman’s remark that he had “reluctantly come to the conclusion that it was far more important for a political party to have a communication strategy than an economic policy.” I’m inclined to agree.