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  # 1718549 11-Feb-2017 08:59
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As above RNZ is currently the best one, but Newsroom will launch soon and that looks really promising. I think it will require a paid subscription, but that's necessary because the poor quality of journalism elsewhere is due to Fairfax/NZME/Mediaworks struggling to monetise their product in the digital era.


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  # 1719321 13-Feb-2017 12:20
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Not a headline - but this poll:

 

 

At first glance I would have assumed the first option would be like giving the show a 1/6, the middle a 3/6 with the last answer ("perfect morning TV") giving the show a 6/6.  But there is no answer for "it was OK" or "it was fine", and answers 3-6 all seem to be similar to me, saying the show was awesome (the 5th option is nearly an oxymoron).  Absolutely worthless poll.


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  # 1719445 13-Feb-2017 15:19
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Tomorrow stuff will report that 80% of the people who watched the show thought it was fantastic. Based on the idiots who bothered to click on the above poll.

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  # 1719621 13-Feb-2017 20:03
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If the feedback is in favour of the show then they won't publish the results. Media companies in NZ love bagging each other's product.


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  # 1720016 14-Feb-2017 13:50
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From HB Today (part of the Herald stable):

 

"Our sceptic tank, which is actually 10 metres from the house, that's all gone. And then it [the fire] whipped round to the back of the house and started burning there; some grass and some trees."

 

That tank really needs to change its attitude.

 

 





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  # 1720022 14-Feb-2017 14:00
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"Hillary Barry and Amanda Gillies Make Another Mistake". A thrilling piece how two news readers on rival networks almost wear the same colour at the same time! - NZ Herald (shabby little tabloid) 14 Feb 2017.




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  # 1720025 14-Feb-2017 14:03
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Rikkitic:

 

From HB Today (part of the Herald stable):

 

"Our sceptic tank, which is actually 10 metres from the house, that's all gone. And then it [the fire] whipped round to the back of the house and started burning there; some grass and some trees."

 

That tank really needs to change its attitude.

 

 

Since when were sceptic tanks flammable?

 

They are underground concrete containers full of nasty wet stuff.





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  # 1720027 14-Feb-2017 14:06
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I'm pretty sure that some of them are made of the same material as plastic water tanks now. It's best not to confuse one with the other. tongue-out


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  # 1725666 24-Feb-2017 13:26
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link to article

 

The Queen has done no such thing as extend an "invitation to the US to join Commonwealth.

 

Extraordinary Fake News by Stuff - Breitbart published essentially the same story, but even they didn't headline the story with something so implausible.


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  # 1725677 24-Feb-2017 13:45
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This is just bizarre. The whole point of the American revolution was to avoid being part of the Commonwealth. I guess the positive side is that if the Queen becomes the American head of state, there will no longer be any need for a president.

 

p.s.: The source of this appears to be the Telegraph. It is exactly the kind of grovelling Royal backside-kissing empire-nostalgic nonsense that might be expected of this atavistic obsequious rag.

 

 

 

 





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Lake's portal to another dimension 

 

Ok, here's proof that the media thinks we're all as dumb as Homer Simpson.


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  # 1725713 24-Feb-2017 15:47
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Lake's portal to another dimension 

 

Ok, here's proof that the media thinks we're all as dumb as Homer Simpson.

 

 

But it just says it looks like a portal to another dimension, they aren't claim is actually is one.


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From the article: "... called a morning glory, plug hole or a glory hole, as the locals refer to it."

 

I think some editor has been trolled, hard. All these "names" aren't so innocent as they think.





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freitasm:

 

From the article: "... called a morning glory, plug hole or a glory hole, as the locals refer to it."

 

I think some editor has been trolled, hard. All these "names" aren't so innocent as they think.

 

 

 

 

Really??? How do you know? Are you absolutely sure? Have you used one yourself?

 

 


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  # 1725946 24-Feb-2017 21:42
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freitasm:

 

From the article: "... called a morning glory, plug hole or a glory hole, as the locals refer to it."

 

I think some editor has been trolled, hard. All these "names" aren't so innocent as they think.

 


Probably the other way around. It's a mining term originally; and for example:



It has many innocent senses in everyday American speech.





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