TVNZ / RADIO NZ MERGER – FULL CIRCLE

Reports suggest a merger is likely.  I laughed when I saw these, my mind going back to the late 1980s when I was a member of the Government Enquiry into the Broadcasting Department.

ECONOMIST CAN’T COUNT

As a field of study economics falls into the behavioural category and unlike say maths, is not one of absolutes. Nevertheless, one would assume some comprehension of sums would be a pre-requisite, say up to a 13 year old school pupil’s level. Seemingly not so.

THE NEW ZEALAND FIRST SCANDAL

Fresh back from the Australasian line-dancing champs in Adelaide, where partnered with Marama Davidson and against the bookies’ odds, he managed a commendable third place and took out the bronze medal, Pattrick Smellie wrote an excellent assessment of the dilemma facing Jacinda over the NZ First donations scandal.

MIKE HOSKING

Broadcaster and columnist Mike Hosking slammed Auckland’s Council for allowing the farcical situation of traffic cones everywhere. He should get around more. The bloody things are clogging even the quietest streets everywhere in New Zealand.