Posts Tagged ‘John Ansell’

NZ media has a problem with race relations coverage says Commissioner

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres says the New Zealand media has a problem with the way it covers race relations issues. He was speaking about the recent CloseUp debate between John Ansell and Hone Harawira. Mr de Bres says it is typical of New Zealand media to give plenty of coverage to controversial figures Read more

TVNZ’s Race debate “hyperbole, and lies”

Friday, April 27th, 2012

On Tuesday night the a programme on New Zealand Television’s TV1 Closeup, touted as the race debate, pitted Hone Harawera against John Ansell with commentator Morgan Godfrey added, presumably as a moderating voice of reason. Godfrey has expressed disappointment at the manner in which the debate was conducted “I was, more than anything, stunned and confused with what was said Read more

ACT Party a party of cowards

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

An ACT ad campaign launched at the weekend has echoes of leader Don Brash’s controversial Orewa speech in 2004. It was condemned yesterday by the Maori and Mana parties. Former ad man for ACT John Ansell has branded it “a party of cowards” after he was forced to step down over his comments about Maori. The Read more