Posts by Geoff Lealand

  • Hard News: Food and dancing,

    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,

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  • Hard News: Media Media Media, in reply to Russell Brown,

    OK I tried the red button but it didn't seem to be working.

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  • Hard News: Media Media Media,

    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?

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  • Hard News: Media Media Media,

    To call the commercial radio stations disingenuous would be a a bit of an understatement. Lying bastards would be a better description.

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  • Hard News: Fear of Cycling,

    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.

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  • Capture: Where have you been all Summer?,

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    We had eight days of intense summer weather (Samoa in January). I was hiding away for a Significant Birthday.

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  • Speaker: Broadcasting and the Public Interest,

    This came this morning regarding the attempted merger of Fairfax & NZME;

    Good morning

    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:

    https://www.horizonpoll.co.nz/page/451/disbelief-disagreement-greet-major-media-merger-plan

    We also published comments made by survey respondents.

    https://www.horizonpoll.co.nz/page/452/kiwis-advic

    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.

    Kindest regards


    Graeme Colman
    Principal
    Horizon Research Limited
    E-mail: gcolman@horizonresearch.co.nz

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  • Speaker: Broadcasting and the Public Interest, in reply to Russell Brown,

    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.

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  • Hard News: Up with the Pacer: embracing…, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    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..

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  • Capture: With My Voice,

    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.

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