Lovely photos, Russell. I went to the Avondale Market a couple of Sundays back, It is a great experience but I was hoping to find more stalls selling fruit from the Pacific Islands (papaya, mangoes, lichees, big passionfruit, swert bananas) that were in such abundance in Samoa,
OK I tried the red button but it didn't seem to be working.
I have joined up with Newsroom.pro. It is $29 a month but cancelling our NZ Herald sub would more than compensate.
Good news about Media Take. I will try and get up for it when I can.
Russell: re the Patron thing. I think we are still contributing a regular auto payment to PA but should we shift it to this new option?
To call the commercial radio stations disingenuous would be a a bit of an understatement. Lying bastards would be a better description.
I have come to love my e-bike (Trek Conduit) but it does pose new potential risks, even on a daily trip from Claudelands to the uni. Because of the possibility to ride fast and at a sustained pace (I regularly exceed the 25km limit) and because the bike travels so quietly, there is a greater need to look ahead and prepare to slow or stop, especially on shared routes. A bell helps but not necessarily for those gazing down, engrossed in their mobiles.
This came this morning regarding the attempted merger of Fairfax & NZME;
Having read your submission re the proposed merger of NZME/ Wilson and Horton and Fairfax I thought you would be interested in results we are releasing today of a survey of New Zealanders' views on this.
They concur broadly with your conclusions.
Horizon Research conducted this national survey in the public interest. I am surprised the media companies have not done the same, or published anything if they have.
We post the results here:
We also published comments made by survey respondents.
The survey is representative of the 18+ population at the most recent census.
If we can help with further information please don't hesitate to ask.
Horizon Research Limited
Thanks, Russell. The Coalition for Better Broadcasting is changing its name, to reflect a wider interest in all aspects of media but it is not happening immediately (I am an elected trustee of CBB). The venture with Action Station is an outcome of shared interests and I am looking forward to it generating good debates and goid outcomes. In the meantime, the conversation here. is pretty damn good.
Like all simple ideas, Morgan's declaration has simplistic appeal. But it is also half-baked and solipsistic. As others have commented above, television is about much more than journalism.
I contacted Auckland Transport (09 355 3553) and they posted me a bunch of useful maps (four different sectors of Auckland).
Now to get my new Trek Conduit up to Auckland and try some of them pathways..
Excellent photos. Like Rob, I was seated up in the dark heights. The music was great but Cave was a distant, flailing figure. Obviously there are good spots at the Vector and not-so-good.