^^ the recommendations for Mary Russell and Margaret Atwood
Mike Hosking as broadcaster of the year
Quantity not quality
The new NZ flag will be a picture of John Kiwi. You heard it here first.
Dear Mr Clegg, that's what happens when you break all your election promises and hop into bed with a party the vast majority of the people who voted for you think are evil scum.
The Maori Party comes to mind too.
"The Bachelor, X Factor, The Block, MasterChef and Dancing with the Stars are now Weldon's life. They are, he says, "a pretty killer lineup".
If Campbell's popularity on social media and among the newsphiles of the country doesn't equate to ratings then it's essentially worthless to TV3.
It's not worthless, it's evidence that TV3 is not properly deploying a popular and potentially valuable asset. If their response is to drop the popular and potentially valuable asset, rather than questioning how they are using it, then that says that they aren't really interested in the business of broadcasting.
Super rugby has three main problems.
1. It's a franchise, not a competition between regions.
2. It was created to help fill more of the year with rugby so it's a winter sport being played in the late summer.
3. It's basically run to generate money through the TV networks.
If the viewers are fortunate, the warm-up games will allow the directors to test and weed out poor options from the broadcast service as well as performing a similar function for the coaches and selectors of the teams in the competition.
It won't fix the disservice being done to the discarded local broadcasting expertise though :-(
Turducken for geeks:
"John Key's National"
Somebody in the National Party's marketing department must have done a global search and replace, producing such niceties as "your John Key's National candidate"
+1 to refute, #dirtypolitics, Gamergate, TeamKey