Written By: - Date published: 10:15 am, April 3rd, 2020 - 31 comments
As is typical these days, I heard about the Bauer magazine closures by a link in social media. My initial reaction was shock, but then I considered when the last time that I read them. No-one links to these publications. They were as invisible on the net as the NBR. Or as NZ Herald is starting to be. Realistically no real loss to the general debate.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 pm, May 7th, 2016 - 14 comments
“I did a little yelp of joy…like an excited puppy,” wrote Farrier, the former Newsworthy presenter at TV3, on hearing of Weldon’s resignation
Written By: - Date published: 10:50 am, July 31st, 2015 - 98 comments
The NBR’s annual list of the one percent is out. No surprises that the growing inequality in New Zealand is working well for the parasites at the top of the hill.
Written By: - Date published: 3:28 pm, March 24th, 2015 - 51 comments
Mark Osborne is the manager of a controversial ratepayer funded project that is the subject of a governance and funding review by the Far North District Council after major losses in its first two years. According to the NBR he is refusing to answer questions about it. Aren’t the voters of Northland entitled to some answers before they vote?
Written By: - Date published: 8:24 am, October 18th, 2013 - 21 comments
The NBR has fired long time senior reporter Jock Anderson for writing a sympathetic Len Brown editorial. This apparently was against instructions even though the comments appeared to be balanced and fair. This raises concerning issues about NBR’s editorial independence and the control over content that management has.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, August 29th, 2011 - 60 comments
The establishment elite know Hone Harawira is their greatest foe. That’s why they try to besmirch him again and again, including by claiming he called Osama Bin Laden a freedom fighter and mourned his death? Now, the Press Council has ruled that the NBR’s Bin Laden article purposely misrepresented and maligned Hone.
Written By: - Date published: 8:06 am, November 13th, 2010 - 35 comments
The NBR reported yesterday morning that Murray McCully had awarded the $8 million RWC Opening Ceremony contract to Aussie firm David Atkins Creative. Over on Red Alert, Grant Robertson was rightly appalled. The story seems to be being largely retracted now, with McCully trying to distance his meddling hands from the affair and the NZRFU […]
Written By: - Date published: 10:02 am, November 11th, 2010 - 12 comments
The Government is removing your Right to Silence in TWO Bills before the House. The much-improved Search and Surveillance Bill, and the Alcohol Reform Bill. Ripping up civil rights fought for over centuries that ensure a fair legal system, destroying a free press – all without much thought or care.
Written By: - Date published: 11:45 pm, July 8th, 2010 - 63 comments
Newspaper and magazine readerships continue to plummet despite the end of the recession. The biggest falls are the major newspapers. The Herald has shed 92,000 readers since 2005. The Sunday-Star Times lost 90,000 readers (15%!) last year alone. It’s got to the point where they literally can’t give the SST away.
Written By: - Date published: 1:33 am, June 19th, 2010 - 14 comments
We know that the foreshore and seabed deal does not do what the Maori Party was established to achieve but, almost paradoxically, it gives iwi the veto and mineral rights that will be seen by businesses wanting to undertake activities like aquaculture, tourism, and undersea mining as imposing an unknown and possibly very large tax from an unaccountable power.
Written By: - Date published: 5:06 pm, March 19th, 2009 - 19 comments
The National Business Review has an interesting article online that suggests Simon Power’s recommendation of Dr Mark Berry to take over from Paula Rebstock as chair of the Commerce Commission is a sign the government is planning a radical deregulation of the competition landscape. The piece even goes as far as to describe Dr Berry […]
Written By: - Date published: 10:37 am, March 18th, 2009 - 21 comments
John Key in the NBR*: There is more chance in this decade than the last one of New Zealand moving up the OECD league table because other countries are moving backwards. So, it’s OK if we’re getting poorer because other countries are getting poorer even faster. Not so ambitious for New Zealand after all I […]
Written By: - Date published: 4:04 pm, August 1st, 2008 - 48 comments
The EPMU launched its ‘Work Rights Wage Drive’ today with a rally in Christchurch. Despite the rain, over 1500 Kiwi workers turned out to stand up for their work rights and wages. This is just the first of 25 rallies the EPMU will be undertaking this month, in what will easily be the biggest series […]