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  # 1541221 24-Apr-2016 17:02
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Rikkitic:

 

Off topic but relevant: Although I stopped watching NZ news and 'current affairs' (talk about oxymorons) after TV3's lobotomy, I still get doses of Story (retch) when I walk through the room. I can't stand, I mean really can not tolerate, listening to those idiotic back and forth exchanges between the two presenters venting their opinions to each other whilst pretending to ignore the fact that they have an audience. Or maybe they don't have an audience. I can't imagine anyone wanting to listen to that pointless drivel. What makes this even worse is that at least one of the talking heads is actually a very good, intelligent, capable TV journalist, though you certainly wouldn't know it from this crap. What a waste of talent. 

 

The dialogue between the two of them has always struck me as really awkward. Heather's style seems quite juvenile, and Duncan often doesn't seem to know how to respond to her.

 

I really don't understand the motivation for having two presenters, particularly with Mediaworks' cost constraints.




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  # 1541228 24-Apr-2016 17:21
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Even if they're splitting one salary between the two of them, they're being paid too much to act like a couple of morons.


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  # 1541280 24-Apr-2016 17:52
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DarthKermit:

 

Even if they're splitting one salary between the two of them, they're being paid too much to act like a couple of morons.

 

 

Sadly, I can only assume that ratings make these info-mainly-tainment programs worthwhile. 




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  # 1541293 24-Apr-2016 18:15
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tdgeek:

 

DarthKermit:

 

Even if they're splitting one salary between the two of them, they're being paid too much to act like a couple of morons.

 

 

Sadly, I can only assume that ratings make these info-mainly-tainment programs worthwhile. 

 

 

Indeed. If a programme featuring monkeys throwing $hit at each other rated highly, it would occupy a spot in prime time TV.


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  # 1541298 24-Apr-2016 18:37
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But only if they blocked out the turds.

 

 





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  # 1541324 24-Apr-2016 19:25
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JimmyH:

 

They rang me the other night (again!) to try and get me to subscribe to the paper.

 

 

 

 

Last time we took up the subscription was mainly to get the paper for lining the cat litter box and fire starting material.


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  # 1541339 24-Apr-2016 20:12
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Just saw one. "A week without washing my hair."




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  # 1542378 26-Apr-2016 18:40
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Not a headline from a newspaper, but from an email sent to me...

 

To say thanks for being a loyal Member of the AA, we’re pleased to send you this offer for a complimentary five-week subscription to The New Zealand Herald. That’s the paper delivered to your home, seven days a week, for five weeks.

 

Yeah... nah. I they sent me the Herald then I'd only have to go and pull it out of the mailbox all the time!


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  # 1542481 26-Apr-2016 23:23
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gzt: Interesting! What kind of financial news do you want to see?

 

 

 

well for starters:

 

1.  A lot more coverage of the days activity international financial markets - New York, London, Tokyo, Singapore

 

2.  Some of the columns like the insightful ones Ambrose writes in the Telegraph about the impact of QE on interest rates and asset prices

 

3.  Proper analysis and explanation of major NZ stuff - like Reserve Bank OCR changes - not just a few dumbed-down quotes from a bank economist or lobbyist masquerading as proper analysis, or regurgitation of the press release (which I will read in full on the website for myself if I want to).

 

4.  Proper write-ups and analysis of NZ company financial results when they are released - again, not just a couple of quotes from the company's press-release and pre-packaged spin.


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  # 1542487 27-Apr-2016 00:48
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Measles claims 8 victims in Waikato outbreak

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11629106

 

 

 

So 8 people dead? That would be serious!

 

No 8 people infected.

 

When I was in school. We sometimes had that number of people infected in our class.


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  # 1542628 27-Apr-2016 10:45
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Breaking News: Auckland motorway traffic at a standstill after crashes… details soon

 

 

 

Seriously? I feel that their definition of 'breaking news' is in need of tightening up. What they have here is ... A traffic bulletin.

 

 

 

In case the Herald editors are taking a break from playing on their phones here are some stories that would qualify as breaking news for future reference:

 

 

 

Volcano in NZ erupts

 

Earthquake flattens Auckland

 

Prime Minister resigns

 

Monarch dies

 

Plane crashes 

 

Tsunami approaching






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  # 1542636 27-Apr-2016 10:57
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I guess I could bring up the ODT. Sometimes the headline of lost cat takes up the front page. (And odt prints on the old giant paper size, albeit thinner than a few mm in all its pages)




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  # 1542655 27-Apr-2016 11:14
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joker97: I guess I could bring up the ODT. Sometimes the headline of lost cat takes up the front page. (And odt prints on the old giant paper size, albeit thinner than a few mm in all its pages)

 

 

 

"And in Breaking News, Mrs Doris Hammersmith, 62, of Walnut Grove, Gore in Southland reports today that she has now found her spare reading glasses which were behind the kettle in the kitchen. To repeat, Mrs Doris Hammersmith has now FOUND her missing reading glasses. We cross over to our Southland reporter, Mike Harris, for a live update now ...... Mike, kia ora there in Southland. What can you tell us about the current situation?"






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  # 1542711 27-Apr-2016 12:08
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OMG I had to read this article twice it was just so compelling reading. wink

 

Charlize Theron burped in Emily Blunt's face

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/film/79254556/charlize-theron-burped-in-emily-blunts-face





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  # 1542725 27-Apr-2016 12:42
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Mspec:

 

OMG I had to read this article twice it was just so compelling reading. wink

 

Charlize Theron burped in Emily Blunt's face

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/film/79254556/charlize-theron-burped-in-emily-blunts-face

 

 

 

 

OMFG!! I did not know that! How AWFUL!! She must have been, like, you know and then she would have been like, I know and just wow!






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