Top Scoops

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


Scoop Feedback: Maori TV, Seabed and Foreshore

Letter to the Editor: Maori TV

The ongoing sorry saga of the $55 million dollar Maori Television Service (and the doomed $4 million dollar Aotearoa TV before it) is yet another example of ideological wishful thinking absent of any wisdom, prudence, or common sense. Of course, to make such a claim is to be labelled by Maori broadcasters such as Willie Jackson & co as a "redneck".

If the definition of a redneck is one who expects a taxpayer funded minority lobby group to be held accountable for their spending decisions, then I say hand me the sunscreen. I find it fiscally insane that broadcast access options being considered for MTS have included $200.00 decoder dishes and / or use of a Sky channel.

A multi-cultural, multi-ethnic community TV channel already exists that would welcome Maori content, receives no government funding whatsoever, and therefore wouldn't cost the NZ taxpayer a cent: Triangle TV. Simply for ether with the appropriate aerial, for less than the cost of a decoder. End this politically correct nonsense now!

Yours faithfully

Steve Taylor - NZ


Letter to the Editor: Seabed Foreshore

I remember hearing the phrase “White man speak with forked tongue” in an old western film.

These days we have a new name for deceit, we call it spin and reliance on spin is what has given the labour government its serpent-like appearance.

The latest lie is that nobody will own the foreshore and seabed under new legislation – In truth effective ownership will be vested in the crown.

Most New Zealanders agree that the crown should hold the foreshore and seabed in trust for Maori and all New Zealanders. But we must not accept labour’s lie about the nature of the new legislation. If we do we will set a precedent that will lead us down the path to tyranny.

Yours faithfully

Michael Williams - NZ


© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On The Brexit & Huawei Clusterfudges

Come December 2019, the West’s social democracies could be gone through quite a few changes at the top. More>>


UN Rights Declaration At 70: We Are All Born Free And Equal

On Article 1 of the UDHR: Dignity is the foundation of all human rights. Human beings have rights, and should be treated with utmost care, precisely because each one possesses intrinsic worth. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The (Delayed) Judgment Day For Theresa May

When under stress, British PM Theresa May reportedly eats peanut butter straight from the jar. Crunch time is looming... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Politely Fake Political Obituaries (And The Paris Discord)

One unfortunate side effect of “personality politics” is that when prominent politicians die, the niceties we observe at the death of private individuals get automatically extended to them as well... More>>


Unique And Vanishing: NZ Biodiversity Losses Match Global Crisis

One might think that it is buffered from some of the effects of biological erosion, especially since people only arrived less than 800 years ago. But as we show, the impact on wildlife has been catastrophic. More>>

Your Name Here(ish): Sponsor A Section On! has just launched Section Sponsorships - the newest way for you to gain exposure for your brand to Scoop’s high value audience of 500,000 monthly readers. More>>