Barbara Dreaver and Michael Field, news story writing competition

Blacklisted TVNZ journalist Barbara Dreaver touches down in Fiji for first time in eight years. Image: From TVNZ One News video

Blacklisted TVNZ journalist Barbara Dreaver touches down in Fiji for first time in eight years. Image: From TVNZ One News video

“No one who reports on events in Fiji fairly and in a balanced manner is excluded. Any journalist is free to criticise my government or me in an opinion piece of report criticism by others in their news stories. But we cannot allow the wilful propagation of false information that damages our national interest and undermines our [Fijian] economy. And that is what has happened in the case of certain journalists and others from Australia.”

Bainimarama cited TVNZ footage of military tanks in the streets of Suva, even though Fiji had no tanks, and a claim that Fijian children were starving and eating grass.


Michael Field

Michael Field

Instead of being ashamed and apologetic for making up the news instead of reporting on it Barbara Dreaver and Michael Field are upset that they are no longer welcome in Fiji. To show our support for their special kind of journalism I invite you all in the comments to submit a 1-2 paragraph News report complete with accompanying photo.

*Remember that you do not need to let the truth get in the way of a good story. This is a Barbara Dreaver and Michael Field news story writing competition so we are not concerned about the facts, just a gripping tale.

To get your creative juices flowing I have submitted my own entry below.

John Key and Andrew Little Charity fight hits the spot



A leak from the PM’s office has confirmed that there will be a Charity boxing match between John Key and Andrew Little one month before New Zealand goes to the polls. When asked about the match Key was coy but our photographer captured this telling snap of his response.

260310 News Photo: Murray Wilson/ Manawatu Standard. Opening of the new Levin courthouse . Prime Minister John Key tells the protesters to "shoosh" so he can speak.

260310 News Photo: Murray Wilson/ Manawatu Standard

Andrew Little was tight lipped but said that if there was a boxing match he was confident that he would be the winner as internal Labour polling has shown that his leadership approval ratings have increased significantly. When asked, Little’s campaign team said that they are confident that the competition will be a wonderful fundraiser and that they were intending to sell T-Shirts, caps and T-towels at the event.

It is also rumoured that the Green Party in the spirit of the MOU between the two parties will be selling vegan sausages at the event.

– WhaleoilMedia


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