Posts by Ian Dalziel

  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…, in reply to Sacha,

    Full speedos ahead...

    Shit finally hitting the fan today for Mediaworks wrecker Mark Weldon?

    He's hitting the 'Hilarity Barrier' at speed...
    Swimmers are not team players!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6541 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Media Take: The Panama Papers, in reply to Alfie,

    oh you are lawful!

    Accusing his personal lawyer of many years of “name-dropping” and “misrepresentation” is merely Key’s latest desperate tactic to try and distance himself from the Panama Papers fallout.

    Bearing in mind that this is the same lawyer he is on the public record as saying has the highest integrity, and that he (Key) only deals with such people – that’s a slippery slope you’re climbing there John Boy…
    Telling the truth means ya don’t have to remember what you said previously…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6541 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A cog in the Mediaworks machine,

    and to ‘CAPITAL’ off…
    Weldon couldn’t even spell Hilary Barry’s name right in the email he sent to staff- what a great bloke! Swimming’s not really a team sport is it, he just doesn’t get it… (aside from the money, he gets that…)

    edit - not sure how I managed to post the post above this twice - one of those days...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6541 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A cog in the Mediaworks machine,

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11631425
    This Duncan Grieve story in The NZ Herald ends with:

    This era too, is markedly different: audiences are atomising and another bad year might make the already difficult task of a profitable exit for Mediaworks' owners, Oakbridge Capital, entirely impossible.
    The ramifications are not quite on the level of the loss of Home & Away, but they're close. For TV3, and her very large and loyal audience, she leaves a gaping hole they'll already know they cannot fill. For Mark Weldon, Mediaworks' embattled chief executive, this loss is one he will find very difficult to bear.

    Why are the saying that Singaporean Oakbridge Capital owns Mediaworks?
    It's Oaktree Capital Management (a US firm) as far as I know...

    These sorts of facts are important to get right,
    and sometimes costly to get wrong...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6541 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A cog in the Mediaworks machine,

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11631425
    This Duncan Grieve story in The NZ Herald ends with:

    This era too, is markedly different: audiences are atomising and another bad year might make the already difficult task of a profitable exit for Mediaworks' owners, Oakbridge Capital, entirely impossible.
    The ramifications are not quite on the level of the loss of Home & Away, but they're close. For TV3, and her very large and loyal audience, she leaves a gaping hole they'll already know they cannot fill. For Mark Weldon, Mediaworks' embattled chief executive, this loss is one he will find very difficult to bear.

    Why are the saying that Singaporean Oakbridge Capital owns Media works?
    It's Oaktree Capital Management (a US firm) as far as I know...

    These sorts of facts are important to get right...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6541 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: How the years flew by ...,

    ...and then there's chaps like this real estate agent tosser who don't help the equation...

    A real estate agent helping two pensioners sell their home has been sacked after buying the property for $530,000 and selling it less than four months later for $1.255 million - a profit of $725,000.
    South Auckland Barfoot & Thompson agent Aaron Hughes is now under investigation by the industry watchdog and could face a legal claim.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11627304

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6541 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Confessions of an Uber driver,

    taken for a ride…?
    I don’t get Uber’s ‘Ridesharing’ defence/stance – surely that would involve the driver intending to head in the direction the non-driving ‘sharer’ wishes to go?
    I think Ben alludes to that earlier on. If the driver is going solely where the passenger wants to go that ain’t the kind of sharing I understand – that’s work for hire.
    This site looks useful for definitions:
    http://actweb.org/advocacy/ridesharing-definition-resources/

    While ACT is not anti-Uber or anti-Lyft, we are pro-clarity. So, the resources below help clarify the differences between transportation network companies and traditional carpool/vanpools, and help policy makers promote innovation, protect the public, and support true ridesharing.

    …and relax ACT stands for the Association for Commuter Transportation – not the Epsom-based one man band Red Dwarf refugee David Seymour.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6541 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A cog in the Mediaworks machine,

    also Weldon has had his harness put on - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1604/S00768/oaktree-puts-2-mln-collar-on-weldons-mediaworks-management.htm

    still the upside is there are no profits from TV3 going offshore... they'd have to make some first.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6541 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: A short history of half-baked…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    leeky buildings?

    The tragic irony is that Key’s much-vaunted state house upbringing was in the pepper-potted suburb of Brydnwr

    ...that'd be Bryndwr
    I love the description of the suburb, hell city, where Key grew up:

    Bryndwr (/ˈbrɪndwər/ brind-wər; Welsh: [brənˈduːr]) is a suburb in the north-west of Christchurch, New Zealand. Like all suburbs in Christchurch, it has no defined boundaries and is a general area.

    Heck we'll even soon have two high schools that don't even exist in their own 'zones' - when Shirley Boys and Avonside Girls are shifted to the old QEII site

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6541 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A cog in the Mediaworks machine,

    Weldon to be grilled - well done...
    Some of Weldon's history at NZX is still shuffling it's way through the courts.

    One of New Zealand's leading businessman, Mark Weldon, faces a grilling as a witness when a long running trans-Tasman battle finally heads to court.
    On Monday lawyers for NZX, the operator of the New Zealand Stock Exchange, and Ralec, the developers of Clear, a Melbourne-based grain trading business, will gather in Wellington to kick off a judge-alone trial expected to last up to nine weeks.
    Both sides are making multi-million dollar claims against the other over the failure of the business, bought by NZX in 2009, to capitalise on the deregulation of the Australian grain industry....
    Court proceedings were filed back in 2011, shortly before Weldon announced he was leaving the NZX after close to a decade as chief executive. Since then lawyers for both sides have repeatedly clashed in preliminary hearings, extending the time it has taken to bring the matter to a head.
    The battle seems to have a personality clash at its heart, with former Olympian turned high profile businessman Weldon falling out with Ralec directors, former top Aussie rules coach Grant Thomas and Dominic Pym.

    see:
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/79088889/nzx-ralec-grain-firm-battle-finally-in-court

    I especially liked this Freudian slip n the reportage:

    Weldon, who now heads TV3 owner MediaWorks, is expected to face several days in the witness boss over his part in the transaction and subsequent fallout.

    Rich people and their egos, eh?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6541 posts Report Reply

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