Q+A today

August 22nd, 2010 at 7:49 am by David Farrar

TVNZ says:

Guyon Espiner will be live from Sydney to talk about the result of the Australian election – the winners and losers and all the morning-after reaction.

Paul Holmes interviews Justice Minister Simon Power about the government’s plan for liquor reform. How will the government respond to the Law Commission’s 153 recommendations and can they tackle our binge-drinking culture?

We have a special Christchurch mayoral debate. Mayor Bob Parker and Progressives leader Jim Anderton go head-to-head for Christchurch’s mayoral chains. What do they have planned for the mainland’s big city?

On the panel with Dr Therese Arseneau are lawyer and former ACT MP Stephen Franks and NZ Food & Grocery Council CEO and former National MP Katherine Rich.

Plus we’ll get the word from the blogsphere, David Farrar of Kiwiblog and Bomber Bradbury from Tumeke are on live.

Except we are not on live. We did pre-records.

Will be a very interesting show. Anderton v Parker, plus the Aussie elections plus the alcohol law changes.

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12 Responses to “Q+A today”

  1. Pongo (372 comments) says:

    Paul Holmes has to one of the crappiest interviewers ever, we all know what you think Paul and what your strongly held opinions are but we actually would quite like to hear from the person you are interviewing. The Nation is streaks ahead because they have proper interviewers who illicit information for their audience.

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  2. joana (1,983 comments) says:

    Anderton’s wife has ”history” in ChCh so if he does become mayor , we can expect more than ”muffingate.”

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  3. Dave Mann (1,223 comments) says:

    Pongo, while I agree with your views on Paul Holmes, far worse is that terrible squawking battery chook Therese Arseneau that they have on their panel. What the hell is she on about?

    While ‘The Nation’ started off a 1000% better and very informative, it has gone downhill dramatically since the excellent Stephen Parker left the show. I too thought ‘The Nation’ streets ahead of Q+A at first, but the last time I watched it it seemed to be like a parody puppet comedy with a couple of overweight talking heads flapping at each other….. and the way they present their bloggers with 20 seconds at the end on a low-res distorted Skype camera is appalling.

    I wonder if any TV company is actually capable of producing quality programming any more…? All my information comes from the internet nowadays (and a little bit of radio in the mornings).

    p.s. DPF, I’ll probably look up Q+A today on demand to check out what you say. That will be interesting (if they give you more than 10 seconds) :-)

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  4. joana (1,983 comments) says:

    Dateline , an Aussie current Affairs programme is on at the same time as Q+A. Allsorts of stories from around the world and topics covered which are never shown on NZTV. Also Dateline on last night..lots of pictures about all the terribly deformed babies in Iraq…difficult to watch.
    Love your description of Arseneau. I noticed this morning that she spoke over others..obcviously thinks what she has to say is more important. I think she is a lecturer at Canterbury Uni. Does any Uni in NZ actually have any NZ born staff anymore?

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  5. Dave Mann (1,223 comments) says:

    joana, how can I tune into Dateline…. where is it broadcast in NZ?

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  6. joana (1,983 comments) says:

    Dave..It is on TVNZ 7..free view…I used to quite often watch Q+A and then found that Dateline was usually more interesting. Last night’s programme was a week old talking about ”next week’s” election so I guess in a week or so there will coverage of the Aussie election.

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  7. Dave Mann (1,223 comments) says:

    Thanks joana…. hmm… I don’t have Freeview yet so I guess I’ll have to look for Dateline on TVNZ On Demand.

    Hey, I realise that this thread is about Q+A so I apologise for commenting off-topic, but I have just watched ‘The Nation’ which I recorded this morning….. and it was ridiculous quite frankly.

    These two guys Plunkett and Garner seemed to be involved in a a sort of high-paced, high volume frenetic shoutfest. What does TV3 do to the pace of this show? Do they speed up the recording or something to make it sound more ‘immediate’? Why do they treat their topics, which need considered and thoughtful analysis, like a rugby league final where you have to shout at high speed in order to get it all in?

    I despair. Is this the best the mainstream media can achieve in the way of political information?

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  8. joana (1,983 comments) says:

    Tight budgets Dave..Cameron Bennett is soon to go from Sunday..Someone said he is likely to be replaced by someone like Pippa Wetzel..The young reporters on TVone make me feel like a great , great grandmother..most of what is on TV one in the am..breakfast..good morning… is drivel..The news is so censored…at least we have the internet for other sources.
    Awhile back on Whale’s blog he used to point out how he would break stories , then they would be on the telly two or three days later without any credit given to him for breaking the story..
    Perhaps we are writing about other things because Q+A isn’t really worth writing about.

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  9. bchapman (649 comments) says:

    In the end, these shows become more about the presenters than the participants. I’m really glad Sean Plunkett is leaving Radio NZ. Will make mornings listening much more enjoyable.

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  10. Razork (375 comments) says:

    Joana, is that you Mrs Parker?

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  11. joana (1,983 comments) says:

    no sorry Razork

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  12. joana (1,983 comments) says:

    I am just a mate of one of the Selwyn St shop keepers. Carole may have forgotten but they certainly haven’t. They still talk with one another and some of them intend to blab big time on talk back radio…Seven cop cars Carole??? Really truly , was it really necessary?
    As I indicated earlier if Auntie Carole becomes the mayoress of ChCh , muffingate will soon pale into insignificance.

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