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Thursday 29 June

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TUMEKE

New Zealand's "most opinionated man" hooks up with New Zealand's most seditious man to launch a new current affairs news blog - TUMEKE!

Bomber Bradbury - NZ Listener's "most opinionated man in New Zealand" and host of TV3's award-nominated current affairs show Stake-out, has entered the blogosphere with Tim Selwyn - the country's only convicted seditious writer.

Resident guest blogger, Bomber Bradbury, says TUMEKE! is daily news and information source that takes advantage of the freedom offered by today's generation of internet communications technology,

"A lot of the under 40 age group initially turned to digital media because what they were being served up from the terrestrial mainstream media was bland, mediocre and usually very biased in the favour of the powerful news media companies who fund them - this site will give people the chance to hear the other side of the argument", says Bradbury.

As well as providing a source for alternative current affairs news and opinion, TUMEKE! is a fulcrum of ideas allowing readers to comment on news and opinion of the day.

Creator and editor, Tim Selwyn, says:

""Tumeke" is a Maori word meaning to startle and has more recently come to mean "too much". It is in that spirit that alternative opinion and robust debate - beyond the control and sanction of corporate media - can take place. In an age where blogs can break news stories and ask the important questions before they reach the mainstream media means we are often ahead of public opinion in many areas. The blog's brother site

www.tumeke.org offers complimentary in-depth and magazine-style content."

ENDS

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