Nigel Latta

Saturday Reader Rant

Hi Cam and team,

Sorry if this is a bit ranty but the Latta programme was such a stitch up, I woke up at 4:30 am this morning and couldn’t get back to sleep.  His claim to sort out facts from spin is nonsense, as his programme was complete spin and very far from factual.

Latta¬†has completely lost the plot, either that, or been seduced by funding for another series by TVNZ and co-opted by those he did his research with and been blinded by their [redacted]¬†His programme was nothing more than socialist propaganda with lots of edited together shots of the extreme ends of the economy, interviews with a ‘struggling middle class family and working poor, plus struggling uni graduate, interviews with commentators (all of whom are already singing from the same socialist song sheet) plus an interview with the Head of Treasury for ‘balance’.

You know when he started with the comment, something like “I’m not here to attack any political party” and later on the Salvation Army guy said a similar thing about governments, that you knew that’s what they in fact were doing anyway.

I’m not surprised that Roger Douglas refused to front – having careful edited sound bites to suit the political agenda of the programme? No way!!

Not enough information was contained in the programme to really inform you about the people interviewed: Read more »

The Huddle

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I was on the Huddle last night with Larry Williams and Bill Ralston.

Our topics were:

Law Commission/ Joint Liability report.

Some relief could be coming the way of local councils and their legal liabilities in matters such as leaky building syndrome.

The Law Commission is recommending modifications to joint liability laws that would effectively cap their liabilities in building negligence claims.

Under the proposals, caps would be set at 300 thousand dollars for a single dwelling, 150 thousand dollars per unit for residences in a multi-unit complex, and a three million dollar cap per multi-unit developments.

The recommendations will have to be considered by the Government.

Home Owners and Buyers Association president John Gray says that will leave consumers in the dark. He says leaky homes are still being built, and when the building industry comes under pressure to build more homes the same problems are likely to be repeated. He says there should be a mandatory insurance-backed warranty behind the auditing process of local authorities, so it never reaches court.

Local Government New Zealand president Lawrence Yule says the proposals would still see councils facing a disproportionate share of the costs, and the risks. He says if the Government wants councils to make the building consent process faster and cheaper, it needs to reduce the risks that councils face. ¬† Read more »

Marriage Equality Matters

The Campaign for Marriage Equality has released this video in support of Marriage Equality.

‘Marriage Equality Matters’ features celebrities, media personalities, respected community leaders, sports people and everyday New Zealanders who all support marriage equality, and the campaign to extending equal marriage to all. Featuring:

Tamati Coffey (TV Presenter) and his partner Tim Smith
Anika Moa, Hollie Smith, Boh Runga (Musicians)
Rachel Hunter (NZ’s Got Talent Judge/Supermodel)
Brooke Howard Smith (TV Presenter) his partner Amber Peebles (Radio DJ)
Nigel Latta (Psychologist)
Danyon Loader (Olympian)
Jason Kerrison (Musician)
Jason Fa’afoi (TV Presenter) and his partner Anna and their son Charlie
Pearl McGlashan (Actress)
Ali Campbell (Musician)
Alison Mau (TV Presenter)
Orene Ai’I (Rugby Player)
Dame Cath Tizard (Former Governor General)
Mike King (Talkback host/Comedian)
Oliver Driver (Actor/Presenter)
Richie Hardcore (DJ)
Turumakina Duley (Tattoo Artist)
Amy Usherwood (Actress)
Nick Dwyer (Radio DJ)

At last, some common sense


Today the police arrested bad guys. Helped loads of people. Kept us safe. None of that will make the evening news. Thanks NZ Police.
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