Posts by Jan Farr

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: When there were…,

    Numbers at Nambassa, Russell: - I was there and topless (you drew more attention if you weren't) - and there were certainly thousands of people there. I seem to remember hearing that there were 70,000. In an enormous and tightly packed space, we were so far away from the stage at the Split Enz concert that we could barely see the band - the lighting was wonderful though and so was the sound.

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  • Hard News: Media7 will soon be Media3, in reply to nothingelseon,

    Any chance you could make it an hour long?

    Congratulations and I totally agree with above sentiment.

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  • Hard News: Reading the Numbers, in reply to DeepRed,

    Thanks. One more signature!

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  • Hard News: Reading the Numbers, in reply to Myles Thomas,

    How do I get hold of the petition?

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  • Hard News: Reading the Numbers, in reply to Tom Semmens,

    Tom, you make it sound as though having lost our remotes we're all forced to watch a single channel. It may err on the side of 'earnestness' but I think TV7 provides a better balance than most. As for 'passion and urgency'?? You find this where? Reality TV? Cooking shows?

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  • Hard News: Telling stories about us,

    Lucky you! Looks like a brilliant festival. Have you heard if there's any chance it might travel south?

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  • Speaker: Who are the news media?, in reply to Graeme Edgeler,

    what additional rights do the media have that other New Zealanders do not?
    why is each of these rights limited to media, and is the denial of these rights to other New Zealanders justifiable in 2012?

    For me Graeme's question raises the issue of the decline of investigative journalism. How can the media serve the needs of readers when there is very little scope for reliable and objective investigation because, I understand, of staff reductions? In line with the cheap and easy 'reality show' principle that has taken over tv entertainment, investigation in the media seems largely to have been replaced by cheap and easy opinion.

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  • Hard News: The Next Labour Leader, in reply to Sacha,

    Green-aligned Gordon Campbell suggests a focus for Labour.

    For what its worth, I think the way forward for Labour’s new leader is one entirely consistent with its traditions. It would involve a focus on jobs, jobs, jobs. Just as the Greens’ identity is grounded in its advocacy for the environment, Labour’s raison d’etre has always been work opportunities and better conditions for Kiwi battlers and the hard pressed middle class.

    Yes, yes, yes!

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  • Hard News: The Next Labour Leader,

    Nonetheless, Labour must learn to co-operate with the Greens in Opposition if anyone is to believe the two parties can co-operate in government. The Greens are not vote-stealers, they are a genuine political movement presently doing a very good job for itself.

    Russell – I so very much agree with you. Labour and the Greens are allies – we’re on the same side – with a different emphasis perhaps. We should be working together – talking – not making assumptions about each other. For Labour to accuse the Greens of vote-stealing is to shoot ourselves in the other foot.

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  • Hard News: The Politics of Absence, in reply to Tom Semmens,

    We have Michael Bott and the Labour team working their socks off in the Wairarapa - door knocking, leafleting, news-sheeting, billboarding, Facebook-ing, tweeting - while John Hayes, the local candidate sleeps and sleeps and occasionally asks Big Daddy Key to come over and help him out with a bit of media-funded publicity. Who knows? The Wairarapa might surprise you yet.

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