Posts by Andre

  • Hard News: Gower Speaks,

    It is worth remembering that the reason for our vigilance regarding political polling in advance of this election was the obvious bias in the way almost all of the mainstream media reported the polls prior to the last election. And the research organisations’ own body even confirmed this after the election itself. Please don’t let them get away with it again and thanks for holding them to account this time around. If the MSM deny this they should agree to run the results including the undecideds every time.

    New Zealand • Since May 2009 • 266 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Republished: The CTV collapse…,

    In 1989 I worked for the company publishing The magazine for Canterbury Civil Defence - a much larger body than the Fire Service and the one responsible for the wider management of the crisis. They wouldn't have known immediately how many people were trapped in the wider city - CTV may have been seen differently on the day. As a volunteer fireman I was at an incident where the local civil defence chief was stuck in traffic on the wrong side of an incident he was meant to be controlling and the local service personnel knew each other well enough to get by anyway but it would be hard in a bigger disaster. The Fire Service is a political and hierarchical organisation but the biggest failure seems to have been the inability of the 13 similarly-ranked officers at CTV to pick a leader.

    New Zealand • Since May 2009 • 266 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: What Hekia Parata actually said,

    Thanks for the heads-up Mathew. The 15% difference isn't because of overseas-based owners though. Oh no... of course not. And did you realise that it is IMPOSSIBLE for the government to give a true figure on foreign ownership other than deals covered by the OIC? Not that they're covering up the truth of the matter or anything.
    And hot off the press - more lies from Big Sister...
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11222454

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  • Hard News: What Hekia Parata actually said,

    Unfortunately, judging by recent landline-based poll results that still don't include "undecided" voter percentages, the public don't really care if the government is lying to them. Or selling us out to their rich privatisation-advocate mates piece by small piece. You could prove over-and-over again that the entire cabinet is full of corrupt liars with besmirched records, as I think it was Duncan Garner on Radio Live doing so the other day by rattling off every cabinet minister and the mud that has stuck to them, but unfortunately as long as 65% of kiwis own homes and will vote according to their projected mortgage rate, National is still winning at the polls.

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  • Hard News: Friday (Thursday) Music: Mad Props,

    And it's great to see a venue, UFO in New Lynn, listed as "no liquor licence, byo" on http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/utr/venues/ID/2360/N/UFO.utr
    I wondered, does that mean BYO soft drink and chips?
    It sounds a bit like the filming of Media7 used to be otherwise. :-)
    I haven't seen Simon MacLaren perform since Loves Ugly Children days so was keen to go anyway, but the chances of my attending the gig just increased markedly.

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  • Hard News: Friday (Thursday) Music: Mad Props,

    You'd think making the line-up for Coachella would be enough for the Naked & Famous to think they'd achieved international recognition...

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    Glad to see Yeah Nah at least gained an unintended mention. :-)

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  • Hard News: The Public Address Word of…,

    Numpty perhaps as the sledge of the year.FFS I think rates a mention btw.

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  • Hard News: The Public Address Word of…,

    LVR

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  • Hard News: The Public Address Word of…,

    Yeah nah

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