Posts by johnno

  • Hard News: Radio being made,

    I won't be ditching tv bulletins. They are two completely different things. I might listen to Checkpoint for news and analysis, but I'll keep watching the TVs bulletins because I want to see the news as well.

    Nasty lapel mics need to go.

    wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 110 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Reading Murder Books,

    I would like to offer Aussie crime writer Peter Temple to the pot. His "Broken Shore" and "Truth"have wonderful broken police officers, and an amazing line in terse cynical dialogue.

    wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 110 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Spread the Noise,

    LOVED listening to the police scanners. Pretty raw, but full of genuine emotion. Occasionally exciting, often boring, but a lot more immediate, and better informed than the steady parade of CNN frontpeople. And jut what exactly is a "less-lethal shotgun?" Something that fires bean-bags?

    It's a bit of a sidebar, but this was one of my favourite pieces about the lockdown.

    http://www.esquire.com/blogs/culture/lust-during-wartime

    wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 110 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Oh, Grow Up,

    One of the first indicators of approaching adulthood, was finding myself wearing a sensible coat to a gig, in case it rained on the way home. No, not an anorak.

    Next was looking around and finding I was with all the other dads near the mixing desk, stroking our beards and discussing the mix, watching the kids jumping around up front.

    wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 110 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Dogs Love Cameras Too,

    We don’t own a dog, but we find considerable joy in borrowing other people’s pets. All care, no responsibility!

    [Redacted-fixed it for you] ;-)

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  • Hard News: The real problem with the…,

    The Herald has put up some of the raw vision Ambrose shot on the day. Man, that was a hard-core media scrum! http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/video.cfm?c_id=1&gal_objectid=10794733&gallery_id=124741

    wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 110 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Dear Labour Caucus,

    Shearer and Robertson have walked out of caucus and into leader's lounge.

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  • Hard News: Democracy Night,

    Voted in Petone, which was wonderful. Best moment was when an entire bridal party came in to vote. What was a lovely vibe in the school hall became even more special when the bride (lovely dress BTW) and groom came in. Nice to share a little of someone's special day.

    wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 110 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Complaint and culture,

    My understanding was that TVNZ acknowledged that they had made a mistake, but Don took it to the BSA becaue TVNZ did not do an on-air correction.

    wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 110 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Angry and thrilled about Arie,

    Reports about the Inspector Dave Cliff interview on Sunday have reached my delicate little ears. It seems like he was (kindly) incredibly "on message" throughout the interview, or (more realistically) incredibly intransigent, and deliberately misleading. When asked about the possibility of diversion for Arie's first court appearance in March, he repeatedly referred to events at the May hearing, even when specifically told that the question referred to March and Arie's early guilty plea. All other questions were answered with the same preface - "You have to place the events in context. Christchurch was a city in crisis...". Apparently, this excuses all Police behaviour, including misleading a Judge with a false document.

    wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 110 posts Report Reply

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