Posts by Ewan Morris

  • Hard News: He Panui: Media Take,

    Toi Titi

    Toi Iti :-)

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  • Hard News: The Big Chill, in reply to Idiot Savant,

    Other than the courts, for breach of privacy.

    Which is a very expensive option, not open to the average person.

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  • Hard News: The Big Chill, in reply to harry hausen,

    being obligated to exercise a right under penalty of contempt of court is a terribly clunky way of enforcing discovery

    Exactly - you could call it an abuse of the Privacy Act. This is the aspect of the case that hasn't received enough attention, and is where I think the main problem lies.

    The issue about the media exemption, on the other hand, isn't so straightforward. Part of the argument for the media exemption from the Privacy Act is that the media are regulated in other ways (Press Council and BSA). By contrast, there is no alternative regulator people can go to if their privacy has been breached by something written in a book.

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  • Hard News: Standing together,

    This just in from the Herald - the Kohanga Reo National Trust has an army!

    Native Affairs aired several stories last year about the trust - which received $92 million from the Government in 2012 for 463 kohanga reo -and its wholly owned commercial army, Te Pataka Ohanga (TPO).

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  • Hard News: Standing together,

    The question I'd like someone in the media to ask is why the Kohanga Reo National Trust even has a commercial subsidiary company. (Incidentally, it's called Te Pataka Ohanga - not Patanga.)

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  • Hard News: Who else forgot to get married?,

    When my partner and I got married we both agreed on a new surname - not a blending of our old names, a new name altogether. One useful consequence is that my old name now functions as a quasi-pseudonym for purposes such as commenting on Public Address...

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  • Hard News: Media3: We have much to discuss,

    But do the lefties who wanted Al Nisbet’s unpleasant, unfunny newspaper cartoons put down with the full force of law have any moral high ground of their own here?

    Um, which lefties exactly? What I've been hearing is people saying the cartoons were unpleasant and unfunny - not that they should be censored, and particularly not that they should be "put down with the full force of law".

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  • Hard News: The Next Act,

    This is why all the Father-of-the-Nation burbling these past few days is wrong. He wasn't universally loved.

    An understatement, perhaps, but thanks for saying it. I have no wish to speak ill of the dead, but have been finding the reams of laudatory comment rather hard to take. Thanks for providing a more balanced and thoughtful perspective.

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  • Hard News: Where do you get yours? (Food…,

    Here is lovely Lower Hutt (yes, I hear you sniggering at the back there, but don't knock it till you've tried it), we have Zany Zeus with their new outlet store down the road in Moera (delicious cheeses [smoked and otherwise], yoghurts [again, smoked and otherwise - who knew there was such a thing as smoked yoghurt?], ice creams and more) and the Taste of Europe bakery in the other direction on Waiwhetu Road in Fairfield (fabulous German-style breads and pastries) - plus a Moore Wilsons a bit further away, and that's without even starting on Petone....

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  • Legal Beagle: A matter of conscience,

    This may be of interest - the Law Commission on alcohol legislation and the conscience vote

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