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  # 1419888 3-Nov-2015 14:46
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Why are reporters in Syria, Israel, Ukraine, Auckland ?


On taxpayer money? Care to elaborate then what Gaza has to do with the revitalization of the Maori language and culture?




Its a TV Station that does news for goodness sake or are you confused with Te Reo or just trolling again




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  # 1419892 3-Nov-2015 14:51
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Or are you suggesting Maori have no right to be informed about the rest of the world? 




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  # 1419896 3-Nov-2015 14:54
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Benoire: 

Out of curiosity, does Maori TV have an international news affairs programme?  If so, then this could be justified as much as TVNZ, TV3, Sky News etc. send reporters there.... If they do not have that sort of programme then what would the purpose be and would doing what they have done broken their charter etc.?


Does not matter if they have a news affairs program or not. These TV reporters went to Gaza, broke the law, were detained by the Israeli navy. Then deported from Israel.

Its actually an embarrassment that these so called reporters are riding on our tax money. 





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  # 1419898 3-Nov-2015 14:55
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Rikkitic: Or are you suggesting Maori have no right to be informed about the rest of the world? 


That is a slightly random and strange point, there are plenty of TV stations that report on world affairs, unless you mean reporting back in Te Reo? My question is does the current charter for Maori TV allow them to do this?  I have no opinion on Maori TV but if Maori TV does not have in its public charter to report on international news affairs then it shouldn't be there and on the flip side if there is provision then it can... Clarifying that would allow an informed decision as to whether or not the reporters being in flotilla was a right thing to do.

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  # 1419902 3-Nov-2015 14:59
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DizzyD:
Benoire: 

Out of curiosity, does Maori TV have an international news affairs programme?  If so, then this could be justified as much as TVNZ, TV3, Sky News etc. send reporters there.... If they do not have that sort of programme then what would the purpose be and would doing what they have done broken their charter etc.?


Does not matter if they have a news affairs program or not. These Maori TV reporters went to Gaza, broke the law, were detained by the Israeli navy. Then deported from Israel.

Its actually an embarrassment that these so called reporters are riding on our tax money. 






Did you feel the same when a group of reporters were arrested in Egypt?

And are they only "so called reporters" because they are Maori?




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  # 1419903 3-Nov-2015 15:00
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What law did they break? By whose measure? Some Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt were also accused of breaking the law. Even spent many months in rather nasty prison conditions for it. Most people regard them as heroes who were penalised for just doing their job. Just because you don't like Maori doesn't mean they shouldn't be regarded in the same light.





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Rikkitic: Or are you suggesting Maori have no right to be informed about the rest of the world? 


Any TV station, relying on taxpayer money to survive, that sends "reporters" overseas to break the law will get the same criticism from me. The only reason I'm using the word Maori in the sentence is because the TV station is called "Maori TV". From here on I will just refer to it as "taxpayer funded TV"

Please don't try and turn this one around. 

 
 
 
 


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  # 1419944 3-Nov-2015 15:08
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Anyway moving away from the bridge

I had one of those hmmm Sky telemarketing calls offering me Sky at $6.00 per week. I had an uneasy feeling about it. However I am with Vodafone with Vodafone TV, Sky option and don't have a need to change. But given Rugby is finished for a while and V8 Super cars are due to finish soon I will drop Sky Sport for a few months




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I suspect we've moved slightly off topic....

For the record, I have cancelled Sport, and the basic package but still have their freeview package for $18/m. I also have netflix and lightbox.

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DizzyD:
Rikkitic: Or are you suggesting Maori have no right to be informed about the rest of the world? 


Any TV station, relying on taxpayer money to survive, that sends "reporters" overseas to break the law will get the same criticism from me. The only reason I'm using the word Maori in the sentence is because the TV station is called "Maori TV". From here on I will just refer to it as "taxpayer funded TV"

Please don't try and turn this one around. 


Okay I won't. How about the point that all NZ TV is taxpayer funded through NZ on Air and other subsidies? 





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We are keeping sky, but we have stopped getting the sport package.  I'll pick it up again to watch the Highlanders next year.  Keeping SoHo.




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SheriffNZ: I suspect we've moved slightly off topic....

For the record, I have cancelled Sport, and the basic package but still have their freeview package for $18/m. I also have netflix and lightbox.


If I do that will I still have to pay 15 or 20 for MySky box? HD Ticket?

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SheriffNZ: I suspect we've moved slightly off topic....

For the record, I have cancelled Sport, and the basic package but still have their freeview package for $18/m. I also have netflix and lightbox.


If I do that will I still have to pay 15 or 20 for MySky box? HD Ticket?


I "bought" my box outright when I signed up by paying the $600 or so dollars rather than the $15 or so a month. I presume you'd have to pay it but I'm not sure.

I don't have the HD ticket either although I understand that 1,2,3 broadcast in HD anyway so it's not needed. I may be wrong on that point though.

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  # 1420029 3-Nov-2015 16:41
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tdgeek:
SheriffNZ: I suspect we've moved slightly off topic....

For the record, I have cancelled Sport, and the basic package but still have their freeview package for $18/m. I also have netflix and lightbox.


If I do that will I still have to pay 15 or 20 for MySky box? HD Ticket?


I "bought" my box outright when I signed up by paying the $600 or so dollars rather than the $15 or so a month. I presume you'd have to pay it but I'm not sure.

I don't have the HD ticket either although I understand that 1,2,3 broadcast in HD anyway so it's not needed. I may be wrong on that point though.


You didn't buy outright it was a prepaid rental of $600 it is still a Sky owned box




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