Tag Archives: RNZ

Over 4,000 kids living in motels — Kiwiblog

RNZ reports: The number of children living in motels has reached a record high, despite the Government’s pledge to combat child poverty.As at March 31, there were 4368 children living in motels across the country – up by 480 in three months. At the end of December there were 3888 children in motels. Call me…

via Over 4,000 kids living in motels — Kiwiblog

Want to Write for Us but Scared of Cancel Culture? — The BFD

Today, RNZ and both TV news channels lean well to the left, NZME and Stuff have both been captured by a radical interpretation of the Treaty of Waitangi, and the Otago Daily Times won’t touch a cartoonist like Garrick Tremain.Don BrashConservative views are less and less welcome these days. The BFD is the only NZ…

via Want to Write for Us but Scared of Cancel Culture? — The BFD

The means testing of National Super argument again — Your NZ

National Superannuation is ‘universal’ – everyone from age 65 is eligible to receive it. While you don’t have to apply for it, presumably most people do once they turn 65. The argument of whether it should be means tested keeps coming up, and it has recently. RNZ: NZ Super costs up as NZ retirees on […]

via The means testing of National Super argument again — Your NZ

A very thin denial — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is emphatically denying he or any of his MPs sent covert photos of reporters investigating the NZ First Foundation to a Whale Oil-linked blog.The photos, which emerged on BFD blog last week, showed Stuff and RNZ reporters – who have been looking into the mysterious NZ…

via A very thin denial — Kiwiblog

Russian PM and Cabinet resigns, Putin power push? — Your NZ

RNZ: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev resigns Russian President Vladimir Putin has formally put forward Mikhail Mishustin, the little-known head of Russia’s Federal Tax Service, to be Russia’s new prime minister, the Kremlin said. Putin gets to choose who Russia’s Prime Minister is? It came after Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said his government was […]

via Russian PM and Cabinet resigns, Putin power push? — Your NZ

Foreign donations bill passes after ugly debate, more ugliness likely — Your NZ

Party donations are still in the spotlight due to the passing of foreign donations bill under urgency. The debate has been ugly. RNZ: Dirty laundry aired as foreign political donations bill passes third reading in Parliament A bill cracking down on foreign political donations has passed its third reading in parliament, with MPs using it […]

via Foreign donations bill passes after ugly debate, more ugliness likely — Your NZ

Bridges claims ‘deceit and dirty politics’ – but who did the dirty? — Your NZ

Simon Bridges and National continue to go hard out on the leak of budget information two days before Budget day. But who is playing dirty here? RNZ Week in politics: National set the trap and Robertson walked into it National used the information it found on Treasury’s website to set a trap – and it […]

via Bridges claims ‘deceit and dirty politics’ – but who did the dirty? — Your NZ

Safer Speeds = lower speed limits — Your NZ

If road speeds were limited to 0 there would be no accidents. With speed limits up 100 kph there are quite a few accidents and deaths and injuries. If road speeds were decreased there would likely be fewer accidents and deaths. So how low should they go? RNZ: Speed limits reduction proposal wins local support, […]

via Safer Speeds = lower speed limits — Your NZ

Tech companies, 17 Governments sign up to ‘Christchurch Call’ — Your NZ

RNZ: Tech companies and 17 govts sign up to Christchurch Call Tech company and world leaders have signed an unprecedented Christchurch Call agreement to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online. The meeting, the first of its kind, in Paris overnight saw all of the major technology companies, 17 countries and the European Commission sign […]

via Tech companies, 17 Governments sign up to ‘Christchurch Call’ — Your NZ

Half arsed apology, Ardern ‘reins in’ MPs, but Willie Jackson ‘hits back’ — Your NZ

Labour list MP Willie Jackson remains defiant despite a half arsed apology, after he was criticised for questioning how Māori Paula Bennett is. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was reported to have reined him in, but instead Jackson has ‘hit back’. For background see Labour Maori versus Paula Bennett continues. Jaskson was interviewed on RNZ yesterday morning […]

via Half arsed apology, Ardern ‘reins in’ MPs, but Willie Jackson ‘hits back’ — Your NZ

Royal Commission of Inquiry into security agencies — Your NZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the country’s security agencies, in response to the Christchurch terror attacks. RNZ: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces details of inquiry into security services Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced details of a Royal Commission of Inquiry into security agencies after the Christchurch mosque […]

via Royal Commission of Inquiry into security agencies — Your NZ

A moronic interview about CGT — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Manama Davidson on RNZ talking to Guyon Espiner about CGT. It is the worst interview I have ever heard. The post A moronic interview about CGT appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

via A moronic interview about CGT — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Can NZ really be ‘a bridge’ between US and China? — Your NZ

I still don’t know. Jacinda Ardern was asked by RNZ how New Zealand can act as a bridge between China and the US. She doesn’t seem to have really answered. On The Nation in the weekend: Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker says New Zealand is trying […]

via Can NZ really be ‘a bridge’ between US and China? — Your NZ

Ngāpuhi ‘is probably the most incarcerated tribe in the world’ — Your NZ

The Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says that Māori make up over 50% of the population, and the Northland tribe Ngāpuhi “is probably the most incarcerated tribe in the world”. Kelvin Davis (RNZ): ‘Ngāpuhi [probably] ‘most incarcerated tribe in the world’ Mr Davis said Māori make up over 50 percent of the prison population, and he wants […]

via Ngāpuhi ‘is probably the most incarcerated tribe in the world’ — Your NZ

Greens confirm they will vote for ‘waka jumping’ bill — Your NZ

The Green caucus decision to vote for Winston Peters’ ‘waka jumping’ bill has been a contentious issue in the party, as they have had a history of strongly opposing similar legislation. They affirmed their decision to vote for the bill at their conference in the weekend. RNZ: Green leadership stands firm on Waka Jumping Bill […]

via Greens confirm they will vote for ‘waka jumping’ bill — Your NZ

Teacher strikes today — Your NZ

Last month it was nurses striking for better pay and conditions, this month it’s primary school teachers. The benefit of patients was promoted, today’s strike is justified as being for the good of children and education. RNZ: Teachers strike: What you need to know Primary and intermediate school teachers who are members of the Educational […]

via Teacher strikes today — Your NZ

After insulting Aussies, now he’s insulting Ngapuhi — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Andrew Little has gone from insulting Aussies to insulting Ngapuhi: Quote: Andrew Little is wrong to think that hapū in the north couldn’t manage their own Treaty settlements, a Ngāpuhi lawyer says. The Treaty Negotiations Minister told RNZ on Friday that many of Ngāpuhi’s 100 or so hapu had difficulty functioning, and talks with iwi…

via After insulting Aussies, now he’s insulting Ngapuhi — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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

Housing NZ CEO on meth testing — Your NZ

The CEO of Housing NZ Andrew McKenzie is being interviewed on RNZ about meth testing of houses. It has taken a while for him to front up. Housing NZ has wiped clean its blacklist of tenants banned from state housing on the basis of a dodgy meth testing regime. — Morning Report (@NZMorningReport) June 5, […]

via Housing NZ CEO on meth testing — Your NZ

Electoral Commission investigating pro-NZ First advertising — Your NZ

The Electoral Commission is investigating pro-NZ First advertising during the election that was not declared by the party in their returns. RNZ: Electoral Commission looking into ad in horse racing mag The Electoral Commission is looking into an ad placed by the horse racing stalwart Sir Patrick Hogan during last year’s election campaign. The ad, […]

via Electoral Commission investigating pro-NZ First advertising — Your NZ

Another report information wrongly withheld by Auckland Council — Your NZ

RNZ reports on a third case where mayor Phil Goff and the Auckland City Council withheld information requested under the Official Information act that required intervention by the Ombudsman’s Office – Auckland Council stalled release of reports The release of the $935,000 consultants’ report on a downtown stadium on Friday was the third time RNZ had to […]

via Another report information wrongly withheld by Auckland Council — Your NZ

Jim Mather to head RNZ — Your NZ

Clare Curran, Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister, has announced that Jim Mather will replace Richard Griffin as chair of RNZ. Griffin had indicated he wasn’t interested in another term, and after the controversy over Carol Hirschfeld’s resignation and his communications with Curran it was unlikely he would have been given the chance […]

via Jim Mather to head RNZ — Your NZ

Labour now thinks motels for emergency housing ok — Your NZ

Now they are facing the realities of housing shortages in Government Jacinda Ardern and Phil Twyford have switched to supporting the use of motels for emergency housing. RNZ: Govt’s use of motels ‘morally irresponsible’ – housing advocate The government has announced it will spend $100 million to try to tackle homelessness and provide emergency housing. That is […]

via Labour now thinks motels for emergency housing ok — Your NZ

Labour, Green MPs block holding Curran to account — Your NZ

The Government that promised more openness and transparency has taken another step backwards, with Labour and Green MPs on the Economic Development, Science and Innovation Committee voting against asking Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran to appear before it to clarify unanswered questions about her meeting with ex-RNZ employee Carol Hirschfeld and her communications with RNZ chairman […]

via Labour, Green MPs block holding Curran to account — Your NZ

Shane Jones ‘genuinely forgot’, Sage ‘memory let her down’ — Your NZ

Earlier this week Minister of Regional Handouts Shane Jones said he never received advice that a waste-to-energy scheme he granted funds to was badly flawed, but after evidence was released that showed he had been fully briefed he now says he forgot about it. RNZ: Jones says he forgot about officals’ warnings project was a […]

via Shane Jones ‘genuinely forgot’, Sage ‘memory let her down’ — Your NZ

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

Fran O’Sullivan on why Jacinda is wrong in her protection of Curran — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Fran O’Sullivan wrote this piece last week and for some reason I missed it. It is very good and shows precisely where Ardern’s defence is lacking in her protection of Clare Curran. She writes: The Prime Minister endeavoured to explain the affair away by suggesting Curran’s error was simply not to disclose the meeting when…

via Fran O’Sullivan on why Jacinda is wrong in her protection of Curran — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

More Curran contact with RNZ looks messy at best — Your NZ

Clare Curran faced a barrage last week after Carol Hirschfeld resigned from RNZ as a result of of lying about a meeting that Curran had organised. Hirschfeld had assured her bosses several times it was a chance meeting, but Curran produced text records that showed that it had taken a month to arrange the meeting. […]

via More Curran contact with RNZ looks messy at best — Your NZ

Questions and answers on Curran and Hirschfeld — Kiwiblog

I thought it would be useful to unpick different threads of this issue. They are: Was it wrong for Carol Hirschfeld to meet with Clare Curran? Was it wrong for Clare Curran to meet with Carol Hirschfeld? Was it a chance encounter or an arranged meeting? Was it an official or unofficial meeting? Why did…

via Questions and answers on Curran and Hirschfeld — Kiwiblog

Who ratted out Hirschfeld & Curran? — The Daily Blog

Radio New Zealand chairman Richard Griffin says Carol Hirschfeld stuck to meeting claim for four months Radio New Zealand’s chairman Richard Griffin says he uncovered the discrepancies about Carol Hirschfeld’s account of a secret meeting with Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran after a tipoff. Griffin says a personal source contacted him late last week to tell…

via Who ratted out Hirschfeld & Curran? — The Daily Blog