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  # 2152036 29-Dec-2018 23:06
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I tend to agree with you. Our local paper the Manawatu Standard typically only has 16 pages in it. Not that I ever buy it.


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  # 2152247 30-Dec-2018 14:32
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The clickbait pays for the remaining quality journalism. That's the way it is now. Tbh I'm not sure why some here are interested in reading the clickbait. There are plenty of good quality stories on both The Herald and Stuff daily.

What would the situation be without these local media services? It would be bad no doubt about it.

Appreciate the good stuff and annoying yourself by reading the clickbait!

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gzt: The clickbait pays for the remaining quality journalism. That's the way it is now. Tbh I'm not sure why some here are interested in reading the clickbait. There are plenty of good quality stories on both The Herald and Stuff daily.

What would the situation be without these local media services? It would be bad no doubt about it.

Appreciate the good stuff and annoying yourself by reading the clickbait!


I don't bother with the click bait.

I really strugge to find much in the way of quality stories on either site. Plenty of items are served day after day.




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  # 2152327 30-Dec-2018 16:27
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One thing that is peeing me off on Stuff online is that they are putting ads at the start , during or at the end or between   of their polls. 





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  # 2153720 3-Jan-2019 10:47
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Not about the headline, but do the Stuff reporters actually proof read what they write below the headline?

 

"New Zealand's largest DVD rental store is to close as sell of its collection of around 60,000 movies and games."

 

"For many older customers, the store a trip to the DVD store has provided the reason for a trip out."

 

 


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  # 2154936 5-Jan-2019 16:13
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RNZ writing about road safety, with a photo from a country that drives on the other side of the road.


Edit: They've changed it!


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  # 2154966 5-Jan-2019 17:12
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Behodar:

 

RNZ writing about road safety, with a photo from a country that drives on the other side of the road.

 

 

I don't know what has happened to them but they have really gone downhill lately. Terrible stupid editing/proofreading/spelling errors, content errors, sloppy photo choices, all kinds of carelessness/indifference. I greatly regret this, because there is so little intelligent quality journalism in this country. Don't know if it is related to the Clare Curran issues or related resignations or other political matters but RNZ is not even a shadow of its former self. I very much hope they recover from this sooner rather than later.

 

 

 

 





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  # 2155092 5-Jan-2019 21:39
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Not a headline....but another STUFF proofreading example!

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/life/109715905/otipua-wetland-restoration-work-continues

 

Work will continue this year with the installation of sings, more track upgrading and more planting. All adding to the transformation of an once described as a wasteland.




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Jesus, they just about need a 'report mistakes' button for all their articles now, much like you can report a post here on GZ. yell

 

I have very little confidence in anything they publish. Apart from the glaringly obvious incorrect words and missing words, how can you even be sure the numbers, quantities and dollar amounts are correct? You can't!


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  # 2155204 6-Jan-2019 11:07
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DarthKermit:

 

Jesus, they just about need a 'report mistakes' button for all their articles now, much like you can report a post here on GZ. yell

 

 

Then they would make what little left (If any?) editors redundant!

 

They would just employ someone on minimum wage to check the "report mistakes" list and fix!

 

(Oh bugger - we have given them an idea!)


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  # 2155478 6-Jan-2019 22:43
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"Person dies in water"

And

"Dead animals in river"

Were two particularly asinine headlines in Stuff today.





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  # 2155523 7-Jan-2019 07:28
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Regardless of whether they're saving up the rubbish or not, they're effectively just tossing it on the side of the road. I don't see anything actually "wrong" with that article.

 

On the other hand, it's the crack of dawn so I may not be thinking straight yet :)


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  # 2155551 7-Jan-2019 09:10
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PhantomNVD: As if campers save up massive black bags to dump 🙄

https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/109756199/coromandel-compactors-become-dump-sites-thanks-to-lazy-stingy-campers?fbclid=IwAR2tl-Cw3o7KAzyzQjH5EdL2n0rEFKFm50E0XBdrN-w057fTg28Uglb021U


"Council surprised that campers from overseas not interested in using change they probably aren't carrying to pay stupidly small sum to crush rubbish when the council has to collect it, crushed or not....."





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  # 2156895 9-Jan-2019 11:18
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"The British government yesterday expanded drone-free exclusion zones around British airports from their previous 1km limit, to about 5km."

 

I haven't looked for the actual law, but I suspect that it's more specific than "about 5km"...


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