Tag Archives: Radio NZ

Why have deportations dropped off? — Kiwiblog

Radio NZ reports: The number of people deported from New Zealand has fallen by 40 percent.There were about 1700 in the last financial year compared to almost 3000 the year before.The decrease includes voluntary departures managed by Immigration New Zealand, which fell by a 1000 last year, to their lowest level in at least four…

via Why have deportations dropped off? — Kiwiblog

RNZ Bans Comments on Laurel Hubbard Stories — The BFD

Dr David CuminSpokespersonFree Speech Union Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, 43, is set to make history as the Olympic Games’ first transgender Olympian. But our national broadcaster, Radio New Zealand, has banned people from commenting on articles that discuss Hubbard’s participation on the broadcaster’s Facebook page. This move was also made by the New Zealand Herald,…

via RNZ Bans Comments on Laurel Hubbard Stories — The BFD

Schools told to consider refusing enrolment of violent children by Principals’ Federation — Family First NZ

Radio NZ News 2 March 2021Family First Comment: Yes, some of these children will be acting out as a result of trauma in their life, but many others will simply be acting like this because authority both at home and at school has been undermined, and children know that they are now in control. This behaviour…

via Schools told to consider refusing enrolment of violent children by Principals’ Federation — Family First NZ

Disgraceful behaviour from Education Ministry staff — Kiwiblog

Radio NZ reports: Ministry of Education staff who subverted communications with a school principal after he raised safety concerns about a proposed bus stop, acted “inappropriately” and their behaviour is “extremely disappointing,” the Ministry says. So what will the Ministry do? Emails obtained under the Official Information Act show the staff pretended to get in…

via Disgraceful behaviour from Education Ministry staff — Kiwiblog

Jones only declared a conflict after media asked questions — Kiwiblog

Radio NZ report: New information released to RNZ reveals that Shane Jones’ office was sent documents about a forestry company’s bid for $15 million from the Provincial Growth Fund multiple times and many months before he declared a conflict of interest because of links between the company and the New Zealand First Party.As Guyon Espiner…

via Jones only declared a conflict after media asked questions — Kiwiblog

What we now know about Winston’s “mistake” — Kiwiblog

Interesting reporting from Newsroom and Radio NZ from Winston’s lawsuit against various people over his claiming too high a rate on his National Super. Here’s what was revealed in court: MSD staff noted down he said “Do you know who I am?” to a staffer answered a question on whether he had a partner instead…

via What we now know about Winston’s “mistake” — Kiwiblog

Greens hold a secret conference — Kiwiblog

Jane Patterson at Radio NZ reports: For a party which espouses open and transparent democracy, the secretive nature of the Greens’ annual conference is a poor showing. The Greens only believe in openness and transparency for other people – not for themselves. But a hyper-sensitivity about their media image has led to them holding the…

via Greens hold a secret conference — Kiwiblog

Missouri passes bill that outlaws most abortions at eight weeks — Family First NZ

 

Radio NZ News 18 May 2019Family First Comment: ‘Life’ just keeps on winning Missouri’s state legislature has passed a controversial bill that would outlaw nearly all abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. The bill was approved by the Republican-led Senate and the House of Representatives. Republican Governor Mike Parson is now expected to sign the bill so it…

via Missouri passes bill that outlaws most abortions at eight weeks — Family First NZ

Ngāpuhi not that easy — Kiwiblog

Radio NZ reported in December: Treaty Negotiations Minister Andrew Little will be forced to go back to the drawing board after Ngāpuhi overwhelmingly rejected a mandate for its Treaty settlement. Final voting results released yesterday confirmed the evolved Ngāpuhi treaty settlement mandate failed to win the vote of its people.In November, the vote on the Evolved Mandate to move…

via Ngāpuhi not that easy — Kiwiblog

RNZ can’t afford to fund his ego any more? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

John Campbell has bolted from Radio NZ after costing them a truck load of cash in establishing his ego-driven changes to Checkpoint. Sources tell me the changes – investment in studios and equipment plus an over-inflated salary for Campbell and his team of hangers-on – cost RNZ a considerable fortune and expended scarce resources: Quote: So TVNZ…

via RNZ can’t afford to fund his ego any more? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

13 councillors who need rinsing next year — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The Auckland Council has voted to tax its residents even harder. 13 councillors have voted to tax motorists even harder in order to further subsidise users of public transport. Radio NZ reports: Quote: Auckland councillors have voted to bring in a 11.5 cent-a-litre regional fuel tax to fund transport projects after a crunch debate today.…

via 13 councillors who need rinsing next year — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

More to do on poverty, but after they help rich kids at university first — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Jacinda Ardern is saying the government need to do more on poverty and they plan to do so. Radio NZ reports: Quote: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the government has more work to do when it comes to helping the country’s poorest families. The Child Poverty Action Group has raised concerns about the $5.5 billion…

via More to do on poverty, but after they help rich kids at university first — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Phil Twyford really is a special kind of stupid — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Phil Twyford really does like showing us his special kind of stupid. Radio NZ reports: Quote: Treasury is wrong in halving its forecast of the early impact of the Kiwibuild programme, Housing Minister Phil Twyford says. Treasury expects the government’s building programme to add $2.5 billion to the economy over five years, with its real…

via Phil Twyford really is a special kind of stupid — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

More Maori opting to change to general roll — Kiwiblog

Radio NZ reports: The Māori electoral option opened on 3 April, giving Māori a chance to choose which roll they wanted to be on for the next two national elections. Their choice would determine whether they voted for a local MP in a Māori seat or a general seat. Results from the first of three…

via More Maori opting to change to general roll — Kiwiblog

Yes you are allowed to be mean, malicious and infantile — Kiwiblog

Radio NZ reports: The Press Council has not upheld a complaint against a column by Sir Bob Jones calling for a ‘Māori Gratitude Day’, despite calling it “mean, malicious and infantile”. Sir Bob wrote the column for NBR, calling for a Māori gratitude day instead of Waitangi Day, and saying Māori should bring pākehā breakfast…

via Yes you are allowed to be mean, malicious and infantile — Kiwiblog

The RNZ Curran timeline — Kiwiblog

The Herald has a copy of the timeline from the Radio NZ Chair, Dick Griffin. It is rather interesting. Some key points: 22 March – Minister’s office rang Griffin to tell him that there were questions in the House and they did not want RNZ to comment. Only then did he find out that the…

via The RNZ Curran timeline — Kiwiblog

Carol Hirschfeld sacked at Radio NZ after caught lying about Curran breakfast — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Clare Curran has long maintained that her breakfast meeting with Carol Hirschfeld was mere happenstance. She tried to cover it up by not including it in her answers to written questions and then in answers in parliament. Hirschfeld also took that approach and her bosses went to a select committee to claim the same. It…

via Carol Hirschfeld sacked at Radio NZ after caught lying about Curran breakfast — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Oh come on everyone – how is it a surprise that Labour/Greens/NZ First had no idea what to do? — The Daily Blog

Radio NZ have done an interesting story looking at the plethora of reviews, working groups, advisory groups and investigations that the new Government have announced since coming to power… …there are 3 reasons for this need to go out and talk to the people. 1: This is what democracy looks like When you want large…

via Oh come on everyone – how is it a surprise that Labour/Greens/NZ First had no idea what to do? — The Daily Blog

Parental notification – what are Labour really saying? — Family First NZ

Sources: https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/274812/law-change-sought-on-under-16-abortions Morning Report: Ardern reacts to Young Labour sex assault claims (note comments at 6’00” mark) Labour doesn’t want parents to know if their teen daughter is wanting an abortion Now they don’t want parents to know if their under-age teen has attended a camp with alcohol available They also don’t want parents to…

via Parental notification – what are Labour really saying? — Family First NZ

Palestinian rights group welcomes Lorde’s caution | Radio NZ — NZ Friends of Israel Association Inc

The spokesperson for a Palestinian human rights group is pleased Lorde has acknowleged the concerns around playing a concert in Israel next year, she says. New Zealand pop star Ella Yelich-O’Connor, known by the stage name Lorde, is set to play in Tel Aviv in June as part of her Melodrama tour. However, she has…

via Palestinian rights group welcomes Lorde’s caution | Radio NZ — NZ Friends of Israel Association Inc

RNZ, te reo Māori and Brash — Your NZ

Ki te tangata? An increased use of te reo Māori on Radio NZ has been a talking point for some time. It doesn’t bother me, but I think it is overdone at times. But it has bothered Don Brash. Late last month: There was a response by Emma Espiner at Newsroom: The threat of Te […]

via RNZ, te reo Māori and Brash — Your NZ

‘It’s about teaching consent and self-respect’ — Family First NZ

Radio NZ News 1 December 2017Family First Comment: “Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter launched the report this afternoon at Wellington Girls’ College. “My message to young people is that you deserve to be safe, and you deserve support to get safe,” she said. That’s great. Looking forward to her support for an Expert Panel…

via ‘It’s about teaching consent and self-respect’ — Family First NZ

Chch residents expect sex workers to return — Family First NZ

Radio NZ News 27 November 2017Family First Comment: “Residents were already gathering pictures of condoms and needles in their gardens, video of sex workers shouting as well as pictures of business transactions taking place in front of their homes.”Poor families – having to put up with a flawed law and pathetic support from police and…

via Chch residents expect sex workers to return — Family First NZ

The continued lies and obfuscation of Golriz Gharhaman — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Golriz Gharaman gave an interview to Radio NZ on 30 October 2017. In that interview she made the statement that we highlighted in our Comment of the Day: It is such a humanitarian emergency. Manus Island is going to be looked at in history as one of the worst and grossest of human rights violations.” -Golriz…

via The continued lies and obfuscation of Golriz Gharhaman — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Minister for Children wants to repeal anti-smacking law — Kiwiblog

Radio NZ reports: New Zealand First campaigned in 2014 on holding a referendum to repeal the law, saying it was passed in 2007 despite overwhelming public opposition. Ms Martin told Checkpoint with John Campbell that the law had had a chilling effect on parents, including herself. She said she used to smack her children sometimes if they…

via Minister for Children wants to repeal anti-smacking law — Kiwiblog

Sources say more than $80,000 over four years while Turei was on benefit — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The Conservative Coalition NZ asks if it is still a problem that Party Leader James Shaw backed Metiria all the way and therefor agrees with her position on benefit fraud. By implication, the rest of the party also backed her and so the question is. What is the Green Party position on Benefit Fraud? Could be interesting!

Yesterday Metiria Turei resigned. Checkpoint at Radio NZ reported: Today Checkpoint was contacted by a person close to Metiria Turei during the time she was on the DPB. The person (who Checkpoint has agreed not to name) strongly alleged that Metiria Turei had received significant support from her daughter’s grandparents during the period in which she was on the DPB. And…

via Sources say more than $80,000 over four years while Turei was on benefit — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

A debate a policy wonk can’t and won’t win — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Winston Peters has challenged a pro-immigration policy wonk to a public debate. That is a debate I’d pay money to see. New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters is challenging a pro-immigration researcher to a debate. “Infometrics chief forecaster Gareth Kiernan said on Radio New Zealand today that cutting immigration would…

via A debate a policy wonk can’t and won’t win — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Fake news by omission from RadioNZ — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

RNZ Kate Gudsell caught spinning the narrative by leaving out the all important caveat issued by the lead author of a recent study. It has been the worst year on record for sea ice in Antarctica and a climate scientist suspects warmer ocean waters could be behind it. In a just released paper, the British…

via Fake news by omission from RadioNZ — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

“Terror shouldn’t lead our news” says RadioNZ’s Kathryn Ryan

In a Radionz interview, Kathryn Ryan and Gavin Ellis, an ex-editor of the NZ Herald discussed the topic of how terrorist incidents should be reported. They both seem to advocate censorship for terror events and their reasoning may surprise you. They gave the impression that media have to walk a tightrope as there is “a fine balance”…

via “Terror shouldn’t lead our news” says RadioNZ’s Kathryn Ryan — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Clark says no regrets over Foreshore & Seabed

Radio NZ reports: Former Prime Minister Helen Clark has no regrets over her handling of the Foreshore and Seabed controversy. One of her weaknesses is an inability to admit mistakes. National later repealed the law as part of a deal with the Māori Party after it came to power in 2009. It restored the rights…

via Clark says no regrets over Foreshore & Seabed — Kiwiblog