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  Reply # 1876053 2-Oct-2017 12:33
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We know that the late Hef approved of threesomes.


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  Reply # 1876094 2-Oct-2017 13:36
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Horror as recycling bin is blown over by Storm Aileen tongue-out


That was actually and excellently written ‘p1ss-take’ of the people who mockingly posted irrelevant and ridiculous things about the last wobble of an aweful event.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1876175 2-Oct-2017 15:19
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Fairfax journalists obviously can't do maths.

 

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Keith Charles Pateman's offending started in November 2014, when the victim was 10, but the offending became more serious 18 months later when she turned 11.

 

 

(taken from: Stuff article )






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  Reply # 1876946 4-Oct-2017 08:07
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And today's special from the Herald - a new word!

 


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  Reply # 1877131 4-Oct-2017 11:26
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From the Herald on this article http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11929354

 

 

 

The uncle and nephew victims, aged 51 and 25, were reported missing on August 10 and a double homicide investigation was launched following the discovery of their bodies in Mamaku Forest on August 1.

 

 

 

Bodies discovered August 1 but not reported missing until August 10, did the police keep it secret until they were reported missing?


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  Reply # 1877301 4-Oct-2017 15:25
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Millennials really don't like the new Blade Runner movie: 'I fell asleep'

 

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"Millennials really don't like the original Blade Runner movie: 'I just wanted it to end'"

 

Damn little people....

 

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1877360 4-Oct-2017 16:16
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Horseychick:

 

And today's special from the Herald - a new word!

 

 

 

 

 

Isn't that over on Kapiti? Traumati Beach?






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  Reply # 1878328 6-Oct-2017 09:31
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"Eric Paddock said his brother Stephen was 'driven to pit of hell' before Las Vegas shooting"

 

 

 

(Note use of 'was', implying that they are about to tell you how he 'was' and by what he 'was' so driven)

 

Followed by this:

 

"The brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock said something must have driven his brother to the "pit of hell""

 

(Note use of "must have" rather than "was" implying no specific knowledge of fact, merely wild supposition and guesswork.)






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NZHerald: "Shock as Labour/Greens pick up two seats". I don't know who would be shocked (unless they had been living under a rock), this outcome from special votes was predicted from the day after the election.

Just cancelled my last vestige of subscription to the Herald the other day (was getting the Saturday edition delivered). When the lady asked why, and whether a discount would make a difference, I told her that her paper was full of mindless crap and any price above free was too much.




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  Reply # 1879048 7-Oct-2017 15:31
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I don't even visit the Herald's website since they went to that dreadful design earlier this year.


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  Reply # 1879093 7-Oct-2017 15:55
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Dingbatt: NZHerald: "Shock as Labour/Greens pick up two seats". I don't know who would be shocked (unless they had been living under a rock), this outcome from special votes was predicted from the day after the election.

Just cancelled my last vestige of subscription to the Herald the other day (was getting the Saturday edition delivered). When the lady asked why, and whether a discount would make a difference, I told her that her paper was full of mindless crap and any price above free was too much.


What did she say?





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  Reply # 1879158 7-Oct-2017 17:49
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Geektastic:
Dingbatt: NZHerald: "Shock as Labour/Greens pick up two seats". I don't know who would be shocked (unless they had been living under a rock), this outcome from special votes was predicted from the day after the election.

Just cancelled my last vestige of subscription to the Herald the other day (was getting the Saturday edition delivered). When the lady asked why, and whether a discount would make a difference, I told her that her paper was full of mindless crap and any price above free was too much.


What did she say?


Nothing more than that she would action my request. I got the impression by her tone that I may not have been the first cancelling subscriber to express those sentiments.




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  Reply # 1879323 8-Oct-2017 11:33
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Dingbatt:
Geektastic:
Dingbatt: NZHerald: "Shock as Labour/Greens pick up two seats". I don't know who would be shocked (unless they had been living under a rock), this outcome from special votes was predicted from the day after the election.

Just cancelled my last vestige of subscription to the Herald the other day (was getting the Saturday edition delivered). When the lady asked why, and whether a discount would make a difference, I told her that her paper was full of mindless crap and any price above free was too much.


What did she say?


Nothing more than that she would action my request. I got the impression by her tone that I may not have been the first cancelling subscriber to express those sentiments.

 

Having worked on a project at the Herald concerning the scripting for the Retention team she did exactly as we suggested.  Make a note of the comment on the CRM system and politely move on.  After all, what can she say to a comment like that?  You're not talking to the Editor, but feel free to email him and express that to him Editor@nzherald.co.nz

 

To be fair to the Herald, NZ is not a big enough country to sustain a large team of reporters writing stories when the majority of people no longer have papers delivered and prefer to get their news instantly.  They did do their best a couple of years ago to restructure and reorganise in order to respond to the changing news environment, but they also seemed to lose a lot of basic skills such as spelling checks and intelligent headlines.  They are not alone in this as the Stuff headlines also prove, but the worst problem for the media worldwide seems to be that no one fact checks any longer.  Hence stories where famous people are announced dead when in fact they're not!

 

Declaration- I am no longer at the Herald as that project ended, but I do have some sympathy for the people who are still trying to do a good job.


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  Reply # 1879328 8-Oct-2017 11:46
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Horseychick:

 

Dingbatt:
Geektastic:
Dingbatt: NZHerald: "Shock as Labour/Greens pick up two seats". I don't know who would be shocked (unless they had been living under a rock), this outcome from special votes was predicted from the day after the election.

Just cancelled my last vestige of subscription to the Herald the other day (was getting the Saturday edition delivered). When the lady asked why, and whether a discount would make a difference, I told her that her paper was full of mindless crap and any price above free was too much.


What did she say?


Nothing more than that she would action my request. I got the impression by her tone that I may not have been the first cancelling subscriber to express those sentiments.

 

Having worked on a project at the Herald concerning the scripting for the Retention team she did exactly as we suggested.  Make a note of the comment on the CRM system and politely move on.  After all, what can she say to a comment like that?  You're not talking to the Editor, but feel free to email him and express that to him Editor@nzherald.co.nz

 

To be fair to the Herald, NZ is not a big enough country to sustain a large team of reporters writing stories when the majority of people no longer have papers delivered and prefer to get their news instantly.  They did do their best a couple of years ago to restructure and reorganise in order to respond to the changing news environment, but they also seemed to lose a lot of basic skills such as spelling checks and intelligent headlines.  They are not alone in this as the Stuff headlines also prove, but the worst problem for the media worldwide seems to be that no one fact checks any longer.  Hence stories where famous people are announced dead when in fact they're not!

 

Declaration- I am no longer at the Herald as that project ended, but I do have some sympathy for the people who are still trying to do a good job.

 

 

 

 

The logical extrapolation (and in my view, likely end game) is that we will have one newspaper in NZ, printed in different locations to save delivering it. Since pretty much all of them regurgitate wire service releases as opposed to actually writing things, then sprinkle that with cat up a tree 'news' better restricted to local community papers, it makes sense just to have one place doing it.






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