Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search


Top 10 Changes Bill Ralston Wants To Make At TVNZ

Top 10 changes Bill Ralston wants to make at TVNZ

1. Give TVNZ a more 'mongrel' look: jewellery on presenters is out, dog collars and bone carvings are in!

2. Build an advertising campaign around a "Lost Dinosaurs" theme to publicise hosts Brian Edwards, Kim Hill and Pam Corkery.

3. Replace "The Worm" with Guyon Espiner during election campaign debates to ensure results guaranteed to continue current funding levels.

4. Hire Marc Ellis to co-host The Last Word to raise its intellectual calibre.

5. Lobby for new category in Qantas Media Awards: 'Best Punch-up with Head of TVNZ News and Current Affairs'.

6. Re-screen 'The Truth about Lesbian Sex' as an 0900 phone-in fund-raiser for the next Labour Party conference.

7. Re-name Brian Edward's new show 'Did Yer Ol' Irish Pappy Tan Yer Hide?'.

8. Next stimulating, insightful, cerebral interviewee for Kim Hill: The Mad Butcher.

9. Demand an apology from Rebecca Barry of the NZ Herald for writing that he (Ralston) 'will take up the post ... having beaten more than 20 applicants'.

10. Replace Jim Hickey with Kylie Bax to go head to head with TV3's 'hot' weather chick Toni Marsh.

Be brave and pass it on!

St Molesworth

Pass St Molesworth on to others but please leave this footer intact! Word of inbox is our only advertising.

You are also welcome to republish St Molesworth but please acknowledge St Molesworth ( as the source.

If you received St Molesworth from a friend and you're not a subscriber, you can subscribe by emailing StMolesworth- or visit

If you are a subscriber and want to unsubscribe, simply email

Please email comments, suggestions, and praise to

Viva la revolution!

© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


Joeseph Cederwall: Progress On Open Government, Finally

The Open Government Partnership features an Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) with an independent reviewer assessing each Government’s performance in order to keep them honest. The IRM for New Zealand has just released the latest draft report on New Zealand. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Selling Out Of The Kurds

Kurdish lives were expended to serve US – not Kurdish – military and diplomatic goals, in the belief that the US and European powers the Kurds had served so steadfastly in the battle against IS terrorism would be rewarded, afterwards. Instead, there is every indication the Kurds are being sold out once again. More>>


Gordon Campbell: on the inquiry into the abuse of children in care

Apparently, PM Jacinda Ardern has chosen to exclude faith-based institutions from the government’s promised inquiry into the abuse of children in state care. Any role for religious institutions – eg the Catholic Church – would be only to observe and to learn from any revelations that arise from the inquiry’s self-limiting focus on state-run institutions… More >>

Summer Reading:

Charlotte Graham: I OIA'd Every Council In NZ...

A “no surprises” mindset and training and advice that has taught public servants to see any media interaction as a “gotcha” exercise perpetrated by unscrupulous and scurrilous reporters has led to a polarised and often unproductive OIA process. More>>


Veronika Meduna: The Kaikoura Rebuild

A Scoop Foundation Investigation The South Island’s main transport corridor will be open to traffic again, more than a year after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake mangled bridges and tunnels, twisted rail tracks and buried sections of the road under massive landslides. More>>

Charlotte Graham: Empowering Communities To Act In A Disaster
The year of record-breaking natural disasters means that in the US, as in New Zealand, there’s a conversation happening about how best to run the emergency management sector... More>>