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  #2915937 19-May-2022 12:57
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NZHerald headline today: "Nadia Lim controversy: Milford offloads shares".

There is no controversy about Nadia Lim or her company. Like most people by now I've seen the prospectus picture in the media and it's the least controversial thing I've ever seen. Not that it matters.

I'm begining to think NZH has some relationship good or bad with Simon Henry and they don't want to put Henry's name or DGL in the headline for some reason.

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  #2915986 19-May-2022 14:56
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Today's Stuff quiz: "ABBA consisted of Agnetha, Björn, ______ and Anni-Frid."

 

(It's correct in the quiz itself but garbled in the photo caption.)


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  #2915990 19-May-2022 15:09
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floydbloke:

You got me, Stuff



Part of. Both could be correct on a technicality. Page played on a Who album, once. Moon played with Led Zep, once only.

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  #2916644 21-May-2022 09:04
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I have a simple request of all the print news media.

 

Please put the source of your material under the headline. And in particular, if it is an opinion piece, the bona fides of the author and their qualification to be making comment.

 

In the Herald, some of the contributors are well enough known (Stephen Joyce for example) to be able to read their piece with an idea of any underlying bias. Regardless, stating Joyce is a former Minister in a National government should be at the top of the article.

 

Likewise I started to read an article on how wonderful the latest budget was. Smelling a rat, I scrolled to the bottom of the article to discover the author was the former Chief of Staff of the current Prime Minister, and the Press Secretary for a previous one.

 

Edit: Note, both the above examples have a right to their opinion, and to have it published. My beef is mainly with the presentation of it.





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  #2917618 23-May-2022 12:42
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not on the face of it, I guess


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  #2917732 23-May-2022 19:57
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NZ Herald: "In 2014, the company and managers pleaded guilty to importing and possessing for sale or selling non-compliant liquor between January 1, 2017 and October 2, 2020."

The Herald invented time travel.




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  #2917740 23-May-2022 22:01
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TVNZ1 6pm News 23/05/22

"Queenstown re-opens for trans-Tasman flights"
OK, all good for the tourist industry, I guess

But an A380?
Into Queenstown's somewhat boutique airport?
🤣🤣🤣

Come on TVNZ, you can do better than that


  #2917788 24-May-2022 00:16
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freitasm: NZ Herald: "In 2014, the company and managers pleaded guilty to importing and possessing for sale or selling non-compliant liquor between January 1, 2017 and October 2, 2020."

The Herald invented time travel.


Not the first time they've achieved this!!

Published on 31 August 2016, it caught my eye because the Auckland Tennis Championship doesn't usually play during winter - tennis being a summer sport & all. On further examination, I used to play with a bunch of guys including Big Al Hunt & I hung up my racquet in '06. Al & James (junior Wimbledon & French Open doubles champion with Steven Downs in 1993) played the Auckland Tennis Championship final in 2000. Sixteen years later neither of them entered, much less progressed to the final.





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  #2918242 25-May-2022 08:24
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Are you sure?

Stuff inventing new cleaning implements. Maybe they mean to say high-powered horses? Because if it's hoses they mean, then it's high-pressure, not high powered.





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  #2918696 26-May-2022 08:44
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RNZ: Matatā is a pretty coastal town in Bay of Plenty, just north of Whakatāne.

 

So, in the ocean then?


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  #2918701 26-May-2022 08:55
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All in good time, just wait for it.

"In 2016, scientists discovered a large amount of volcanic activity, including "an inflating magma" buildup, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) below the surface of the town."

  #2918926 26-May-2022 13:42
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Stuff editors working for Wikipedia?



Uhmm, except for this graphic which displays 50/50 monetary contribution. *sigh*




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  #2918958 26-May-2022 14:51
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Watch live: Auckland police treating man's death near walkway as homicide

What will I see if I watch that? Some policemen wandering about saying “I reckon we should treat this as murder!”

(I’ve corrected for the nasty Americanism of ‘homicide’. )





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  #2918959 26-May-2022 14:52
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Geektastic: (I’ve corrected for the nasty Americanism of ‘homicide’. )

 

A lot of those have "snuck" in recently...


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  #2919407 27-May-2022 12:09
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Geektastic: 

(I’ve corrected for the nasty Americanism of ‘homicide’. )

 

homicide: Middle English: from Old French, from Latin homicidium, from homohomin- ‘man’.

 

Homicide has a wider meaning than murder, and includes manslaughter.

 

 


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