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The Failure of Mainstream Media

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Natural born hunters: eagle v drones

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Madness

Talk about giving Labour and the Media party a freebie…

A mother of three children was told to pack her things and vacate an Auckland motel room, after it was bought by Housing New Zealand to house the homeless.

Faith Davis had been living at the Cimarron Motel for just over a year, and was one of 11 long-term tenants staying there in an agreement with Work and Income.

Last month the government bought the motel to help ease demand for emergency housing. The tenants were told they had to move out once their leases expired.

Many found other places to live, but four, including Ms Davis, were still struggling.

“Every time I get a call back, they want a full family and not a single mum, or they want professional workers, or they want students that work,” she said.

“It’s quite annoying.”

Ms Davis was also on a waiting list with Housing New Zealand, and had since been told she would soon have a home, but said her time in limbo had been traumatic.

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett said none of the tenants at the motel would be forced to leave. Read more »

Williams v Craig – Jury call it a night

The jury has been deliberating since lunch.  They have come back to the court room during the afternoon to review two videos.  The one of the Colin and Helen Craig press conference where they announced the Dirty Politics booklet, and the interview with Paul Henry that Colin did the next morning. Read more »

ACT want to get rid of ‘pretend’ ministries

Following from Rodney Hide’s column on ministries that serve no practical purpose:

Mr Seymour says he is “a little bit repentant” about having stated these ministerial roles serve no purpose, given former ACT leader Rodney Hide has subsequently noted in his NBR column that “they do play an important role – they provide somebody for the government to send to various events for photo opportunities…”

That aside, though, he insists they’re not roles that are “useful to the New Zealand people.”

Take the Minister for Women, for example, a role Mr Seymour singled out in ACT’s newsletter on September 19 (he rejects the idea as “cynical” that he was trolling in floating the idea on Suffrage Day).

He notes that “men are behind in almost all education statistics, most health statistics, men commit most of the crime but they’re also more likely to be a victim of a crime… Read more »

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