John Campbell returns

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, January 18th, 2016 - 60 comments
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5 pm Monday night at 101.4 fm or online at Radio New Zealand’s website.

60 comments on “John Campbell returns”

  1. grumpystilskin 1

    I gotta say I’ve never been this excited waiting for a current affairs program, esp as Mary Wilson is a producer on the show. Love her work!

    • RedLogix 1.1

      Their only problem will be finding pollies with the guts to face them 🙂

      • Paul 1.1.1

        Wonder how many times we’ll hear that the PM was unavailable for comment.

        • Magisterium 1.1.1.1

          Last time Key was on Campbell Live he chewed Campbell up and spat him out. It was painful to watch.

          • fender 1.1.1.1.1

            Yeah that’s right, “it’s just like Norton anti-virus” and all those other lies were flowing so thick and fast JC was too polite to label Key the lier that he is.

          • Paul 1.1.1.1.2

            How to interview Key.
            😀

            • Macro 1.1.1.1.2.1

              Let’s invite John to go and jump in the Manawatu River and have a good gulp of the Bullshit – most of which he spews forth.
              Or the Waimak, or the other 66% of our rivers that are now so polluted that they unsafe even to wade in.

              • John Shearsat

                Go Macro love the sarc.

                • Macro

                  No – I really mean it – He was spouting on there about coming to NZ and swimming in the rivers etc. So ok! how about it Mr Key? Instead of chilling out with Barak in Hawaii – how about actually doing a kiwi holiday and going for a swim in our lovely rivers – why not try the Manawatu – only regarded as one of the most polluted rivers on Earth.
                  The only thing that might happen is that he might get seriously ill.

          • North 1.1.1.1.3

            Stop it Magistrate ! No pain at all for you. You were masturbating ! Your neighbours were complaining damn.

            Yeah, sometimes the power goes out Mag’. I was surprised too to be honest. You wouldn’t bet your balls on The Gauche Man having it over Campbell more than once though, would ya Magistrate ? Antediluvian you.

            Ups to him for cunning and shithouse rat. But nah, not a real brain. Prick’s frightened or at least Crosby Textor advised not to go on Morning Report for ChryysSake. Such a man hahaha.

            “Gerr Saarm Gaaartz !” Mag’.

    • kenny 1.2

      Mary Wilson should be front and centre with John, she is one of the few, Kim Hill is another, who is not afraid to ask the hard questions. Jim Mora was foisted on her show by the powers that be to take some of the edge off her. Unfortunately he succeeded as she did not have as much of an impact as previously and he seemed to almost take over the show.

      I hope this means we will be hearing less from Mora, if so, that is another benefit.

      • Lanthanide 1.2.1

        Mora is bizarrely being relegated to just 1 1/4 hours air time each weekday, when he’ll present the Panel Pre-Show and then the Panel.

        Hard to see how he’ll stick around long with such a small part.

        • the pigman 1.2.1.1

          Uhm, Morrissey will correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t that the status quo until Mora was superimposed into Checkpoint relatively recently? Mora gets his vacuous rightwing talking head panel and the odd special like the writers and readers festival… that’s a job for life right there.

          • Lanthanide 1.2.1.1.1

            No, it went from Mora doing Afternoons, to Mora doing the Panel + Checkpoint.

            Eg, he used to be 1pm to 5pm, then he became 3:45 to 7pm.

            Now he’s 3:45 to 5pm.

        • North 1.2.1.2

          Nah Mora The Nicest Most Unctious Tory In World Will Just Love It ! Three hundy plus to chatter off air once a month with Michelle and Brian about the ‘toothsome’ fare at their last joint dinner ‘poarty’ suck suck suck Baron of Beef blah blah blah.

          And the hilarity of Michelle/Brian/Unctious wandering drunkenly into the ‘pooarl’ while playing Stick/Pull The Tail On The ShonKey. What Mora Could A Mensa Man Wanta Than Such Glittering Company ?

          Faaaark ! This is as sick-making as the Kardashianesque MaxiKeyMinor bust up which so invigorates The EnZed Hairild !

  2. greywarshark 2

    Hooray for John Campbell.

  3. fender 3

    Yay!!!

    Sorry Key, Weldon & co. you can’t keep this good man down, fuckers!!

  4. weka 4

    Excellent! (said in JC voice not Mr Burns/FJK voice).

  5. weka 5

    You do realise you missed out on the headline of the New Year: The Return of JC.

    😉

  6. greywarshark 6

    What’ll JC turn up with at Easter?

    By the way the Anglican Primates, that group of clever monkeys, are having a meeting to see if they can bear to change the date of Easter that celebration of new life, and rising of good things, so it is permanent and doesn’t wax and wane with the moon. I think it matches Spring in the Northern hemisphere.

    All media ask their respondents what they think about things, so I wonder what everyone thinks would be the best date. Marking the end of summer perhaps. At present it seems to occur from March 23 to a month later. I think perhaps in March sometime that fits in with school holidays and family being together and sport and good stuff while the weather is still warm and relatively settled. Then there are other things that people could do like tree planting, winter crops for the garden, to get established before winter.

    • alwyn 6.1

      I certainly sounds like an excellent time for ” tree planting, winter crops for the garden”.
      Can we please allow Garden Centres to open over the long weekend so that people can do these good things?.
      As for the date of Easter I think the best date would probably be the first weekend in April. Then we could have a standard length school term finish, and the end of daylight saving, coincide with a long weekend.

    • weka 6.2

      Easter is a Christian overlay/colonisation of a much older pagan festival. That’s why it’s tied to the lunar cycles (first full moon after the spring equinox), and that’s why it’s in spring (it’s a return of fertility festival). Nevertheless, I would have thought that Christianity had been round long enough to value the lunar timing within its own culture. Did they say why they wanted to change it?

      If you change the time of year, you don’t have Easter any more, you just have a random 4 or 5 day holiday (or fit of consumption).

      • greywarshark 6.2.1

        It’s not changing the time of year, it is just fixing Easter on a regular date on the calendar that happens in that time frame that Easter slides around in now.

        I should say dates as we want to have the Easter holidays that people so enjoy and not have some grinch trying to cut it down in some way.

        And perhaps as Alwyn mentioned we can have garden centres open for most of Easter for people to embrace their environment and all the wonderful plants and God-given or science-presented growing world after God started it all going. And on Good Friday let’s have a dawn ceremony in the local gardens or at the top of a small hill and give thanks for what we have, and go round shaking hands and being kind and friendly for a time, and make a vow to work for peace and betterment of people, giving a little percentage of what we have.

        That would leave a happy positive mood, and well make up for perhaps having a half day open on Sunday, for garden centres and hire firms if wanted, just closed on the Sunday morning. Then everybody would have something of what they need.

        • weka 6.2.1.1

          Except the people who have to work 😉

          Shut down the whole country for the whole weekend I say! Wanting to have shops open to buy garden things on a long weekend suggests it’s more about consumption than gardening.

          Why do the Anglicans want a set date?

          • Bill 6.2.1.1.1

            The Archbishop made the surprise announcement at the end of a weeklong meeting of bishops and archbishops from around the world in Canterbury dominated by discussion over deep rifts within the 85 millionstrong Anglican Communion over homosexuality. 😉

            http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/12102278/Easter-date-to-be-fixed-within-next-five-to-10-years.html

            And if I put aside my cynicism for a sec, then I’ll provide this informative and slightly amusing link from the Sydney morning Herald.

            http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/75957399/christian-churches-close-to-deal-to-fix-common-date-for-easter-archbishop-of-canterbury

            It’s not so much the Anglicans wanting to set a date, so much as the various Christian churches trying to agree on a date…

            • North 6.2.1.1.1.1

              Oh dear. When the fuck will they get over their homosexuality ? Got (a leg) over mine eons ago.

          • greywarshark 6.2.1.1.2

            Well let’s keep closed on Friday, except for petrol stations and purely tourist resorts and in places like Queenstown they have to work all the time so they can afford to hire their bedsit for another day. And everyone would have Sunday morning off throughout NZ, except the petrol stations and eateries.

            That’s the best I can do for you weka. You’re just too 20th century.

            • alwyn 6.2.1.1.2.1

              Let the Garden Centres, and everywhere else, open on Friday. I don’t actually care that much about Sunday but I want to have the whole weekend available for gardening.
              And why should petrol stations be any different to other shops? If you really hold the beliefs you express you shouldn’t just avoid buying petrol. You should devote the day to reading the bible and you should walk everywhere.

              Why should we have our life ruled by the ridiculous beliefs of the people who still think that there is a “god” who actually knows we exist? The age of superstition is dead, or at least it should be. Weka isn’t 20th century. He
              (or she) is back in the dark ages.

              • Manuka AOR

                @alwyn “Weka isn’t 20th century. “

                You say that as if you are still back there. I hate to break it to you but the world has moved on and we’re now in a whole new millennium (and yep, Weka’s here too 🙂

              • greywarshark

                Alwyn
                I find many of your beliefs ridiculous, so try to be a bit tolerant of others’ will you and wish other people well. Petrol stations cater for the need for transport during the holidays for people using their cars. There doesn’t need to be a cessation of everything with a rigid Calvinistic study of the Bible or holy tract just some time set aside from the daily routine to ritually have a celebration of life, even just Easter eggs and people meeting together.

                Perhaps we should have gardening places open on Friday afternoon and give the public the morning off to celebrate Easter in any way they choose, close to God in a church, or amongst natural surroundings, particularly in the company of others in the community, or just have a lie-in.

                If we actually gave gratitude for our wonderful selves on this wonderful planet instead of being small-minded little humanoids parasiting the planet, only thinking about our next acquisition of new boats, cars, furniture, truffles, things that the chattering classes desire and aspire to, we could well honour the theoretical being of God. But many of us can’t transcend our prosaic selves to have awe about the nature of life. Don’t you think so Alwyn?

                • alwyn

                  I am quite happy to acknowledge that I am grateful to have been born in, and to live in New Zealand.
                  I am particularly grateful that we are NOT a genuinely observant religious country and I don’t want any fantasies about some all powerful deity affecting our way of life. I am particularly grateful that I do not live in an overtly religious state such as Iran or Saudi Arabia.
                  I don’t believe that someone who has religious beliefs should be able to say how we should live our lives, as long as we don’t make them do things they personally don’t want to do.
                  Not allowing a shop keeper to open on Good Friday is wrong. Making them open if they did not want to is equally wrong.

  7. Manuka AOR 7

    It’s as if an old friend has moved back into the neighbourhood.

    This year is going to be a better one now.

  8. Skinny 8

    Will their regional reporters be filming for the video link. Radio with pictures out in the field would be a big advancement, and rival having to stomach main stream TV News.

  9. mary_a 9

    Go John Campbell. Looking forward to tuning in for some great journalism again, holding the accountable, accountable 🙂

  10. Rosemary McDonald 10

    And….here’s Johnny launching his radio with pictures career by addressing the big issues…

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/294327/lomu's-widow-tried-to-donate-kidney

    (I’m not a TV watcher, so Campbell’s ejection from TV3 affected me not a jot.)

    I did make the effort to see what all the fuss was about, and fair enough, he did good work…especially for Christchurch survivors…but I would have thought there was a perhaps more pressing issue to promote on the back of this launch than a celebrity widow interview.

    Housing unaffordability perhaps?
    Inequality?
    Domestic violence?

    You know…other stuff we do well in Godzone…

  11. greywarshark 11

    John C could work away at finding how to get to NZs hearts and souls and get us thinking collectively about our country and what is good and unique about it, just paring down to the good stuff, leaving out and ignoring what money can buy. Jim Moriarty in 2013 was interviewed and made some interesting comments about the youngsters he is interacting with bringing theatre and art in general to schools.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/local-papers/the-wellingtonian/features/9044109/Meet-the-multi-talented-Moriarty

    Is Maori culture coming back?
    Maori culture is becoming our culture. People are hungry for it. They say, “Give us some of that stuff, because it’s unique to this place”. I help run some kapa haka programmes in schools and maybe 10 per cent of the kids are Maori. At St Anne’s in Newtown we teach 50 kids and one is half-Maori. There are Europeans, Africans, Pasifika children, Asians, all hungry for what they see as Kiwi culture. It’s something we can call our own. If we view it like that, we can’t go wrong. If we get the bi- cultural situation right, we can get the multi-cultural situation right.

  12. thechangeling 12

    Also on Freeview channel 50 at 5pm purportedly!

  13. Paul 13

    That’s an hour I won’t get back.
    Mora’s Panel ..as inane as ever.
    Looking forward to John Campbell .

  14. Wainwright 14

    Livestreaming here

  15. weka 15

    $1100 a month for Sativex on prescription. Anyone know if that would decrease if it was available without Ministerial approval?

  16. weka 16

    Apparently the RNZ website crashed due to traffic 😀 I’m still getting the livestream but if you are having problems it’s on youtube as well,

  17. Thought it was an excellent first show, and a great format. Feels like it could be the future of news: striking a balance between resources to quality journalism, and resources to accessibility / video footage and so forth. Well done to the whole team.

  18. Tiger Mountain 18

    it was like the sun coming out to hear and see JC live again on the revised multi platform “Checkpoint”

    –“goodnight and goodluck” as a famous US broadcaster used to say; to John Campbell and his team, next step–a pay rise for all staff

  19. tc 19

    Lets hope he sticks it to this corrupt front for big business that passes for a govt, there’s plenty of material.

    Weldons so inexperienced at broadcasting he chose to make JC demise a very public affair when there are other more subtle and quieter ways.

    Such arrogance and predmeditation from the shonky wannabe, hope he’s enjoying destroying TV3 along with Brownlees bestie Julie Christie.

  20. mother-ridden 20

    Loved how visually wooden Katrina Batten was. I’ll take that any day over the annoyingly false ticks and jerks of the usual tv presenting mob.

  21. whatisis 21

    So I can’t just sit down on the couch and watch the show in the evening when I have the time?
    How ridiculous that its only available as a bunch of cut up stories.
    Where the hell is the whole episode to stream?
    My first impression after trying to watch last night in my time was useless. All I got with obvious simplicity was an ad for a show that I then couldn’t find. Ummmm how fucked was that!
    It could just be me and my 25 years of computung experience just bamboozled myself – but really what the hell.

  22. Whatever Next? 22

    What a relief to hear John’s voice across the airwaves once more…. and asking the right questions again.

  23. savenz 23

    yay for John Campbell but he should still be on TV too!!!

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