They were never going to fund another season, made it quite clear when this current funding was announced... good PR by the agency - story of this whole affair all round really... everyone gets their drama no real victims... well two former pop stars perhaps
"NZ on Air announced today it would provide funding of up to $800,000 for 32 episodes of a new season.
A NZ on Air spokeswoman confirmed this would be the last season it would assist with funding the X Factor New Zealand."
And as much as I am no fan of reality TV, these shows keep a lot of people employed and a shedload of people watch the shows - this is entertainment (and broadcast wins) as much as it pains some
I still think it calculated and imagine the victim was prepped to
Odd that this might be the bridge too far for the public when the handling of the convicted killer on the show wasn't...
I'm sure there are gender differences to some songs, the welsh miners I'd say not one of them
We just watched Pride this weekend with the younger chaps in our clan - there are a few moments that one wells up, the song being a very emotional moment
Its a funny movie on reflection (benefit of seeing it through with youngsters) given our now very modern view of coal
He gets a free ride
and that won't change - if anything Little will come out of this the worst
interesting or possibly very depressing take on this by Gordon Campbell
If one was a gambling person I would bet against the coalition doing the right thing at the right time, as this entire situation underlines in more ways than one
I am depressed we're sending a force, I am angered that our token effort to appease others is being touted as anything more than it is... the smallest amount of koha we thought we could get away with
Hamish you make it all seem so simple, so logical - we have committees to ensure this isn't so
I sometimes wonder if the "public" are as negative towards art these things get framed... ie how much public money is "wasted" on "insert derogatory term for piece of art"
I really like the work at New Lynn, sure brightened a drab ally that has heavy use
news of Steve Strange's passing today has me thinking back to my formative musical years... thanks to him and his peers I found the music of Frankie Knuckles many years later
oh that Leftside Wobble remix is ace... so been enjoying Mr Ferry's latest long player over summer - perfectly chilled for gin on the deck...