450 comments by Liz Shaw

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  1. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 12:25 PM
    I fully agree! I am a female, I do come from another country and yes I have seen females in NZ (not all but most who drive a SUV) cannot drive, use an indicator properly, think the review mirror is a make up applicator device or have any idea of how large their vehicle is! All the near misses I have had are due to the lovely ladies not looking before they change a lane! Ladies get your act together! Use that mirror to see the traffic behind you, indicate for 3's minimum and turn your pretty little neck to make sure no one is in your blind spot. Oh and drive to the speed limit, if not stay LEFT!
    That's everyone.
    Everyone fails to indicate.
  2. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 10:07 AM
    Spare us from women drivers?

    Does Mr Bob Jones always indicate? Does he leave straight away? I'm ready to go as soon as the light hits green, often having to toot at other drivers to go faster. Yes, I'm cautious at roundabouts, I didn't realise not wanting to crash was such an issue. Roundabouts are a bitch to go through because you don't know what other drivers will do. Better to take your time than crash and cause further delays.

    How dare he put all drivers in the same category.

    If women drivers are so bad why are our insurance premiums lower and why is it males aged 18 -2 4 who have the most fatalities on the road?
  3. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 2:50 PM
    It's one thing to be used at 18.
    It's antoher to be used at 32. It's another to allow such poor treatment. Chuang should have known better. She's as much to blame in this situation as all the men.

    Her behaviour is esactly why women aren't taken seriously in politics.
  4. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:35 PM
    It took me over 2 hours to fill in my voting papers. That is despite of there only being 6 candidates for the 2 council positions and 7 candidates for 6 positions on the Licencing Trust. Worse still is that my carefully chosen choices for the health board will be given the same weight as those of an 18 year old I know who selected her choices by closing her eyes and pointing. Hardly surprising give there were 35 candidates to rank for 7 positions. Everybody with a barrow to push (all 17 of them) wants to run for mayor. Only the election for the community board seemed to offer anything like the local representation we used to enjoy and a chance to vote for people we know and have met. However the community board seems powerless in shadow of city council so is it any wonder a number of voters feel disenfranchised.
    How does it take two hours to vote?
    Took me 5 minutes. I'd pre decided and actually bothered to research the candidates. There was a website availble where people could do this. Not voting makes a mockery of democracy and is honestly quite shameful.
  5. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 3:13 PM
    I love Grey Lynn, especially Harvest Wholefoods in Richmond Rd but the locals need to stop with we're sooo special attitude, there's a real snob factor there.
    Um, we ARE special.
    I've lived in other parts of town but always return to Grey Lynn/Kingsland because it DOES have something special to offer.

    The store can go to the top of Williamson Ave on that empty site but NOT Great North Road.
  6. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 3:13 PM
    Not in a wealthy area it's not.
  7. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 3:13 PM
    I live in the area and I am opposed.
    It does not fit with the area and would devalue it because it's a budget store. There are better uses for the land.
  8. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 2:46 PM
    If you qualify you can apply under the skilled visa migration scheme as everyone else can.
  9. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 12:30 PM
    Wise Guy
    Now that Kim Dotcom has generously offered to help bankroll the next Team NZ challenge I think we should go ahead and try to keep the team together and have another go at it. It was an exciting spectacle, particulary the last week's races. Never before has my heart beat so fast just watching a sporting event, it was totally absorbing. To Dalts, Deanno, and the rest of the team, commiserations guys. Hang in there and take on board the lessons we've learned, we can and will do better.
    He can keep his dirty money.
    The last thing we want is to owe him when we win the next campaign.
  10. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 12:04 PM
    Ratepayer & Taxpayer
    "We should also stop funding events with negligible international significance" That should include Rugby. Another minority sport on the global scale. Rugby just scrapes in to 10th spot. see: http://mostpopularsports.net/in-the-world
    A heck of a lot more New Zealanders play rugby than sail big boats. Rugby is far more representative and diverse a sport than sailing.
    Rugby is over-rated, not everyone is interested in rugby.
    The best thing about the America's Cup aside from the fact it's sailing and water based, is that it's not rugby. Are you really saying only rugby is worthy of investment?
  11. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 12:03 PM
    What about Kim Dotcom?
    He can keep his dirty money. Are we really so stingy we can't cough up $50 each?
  12. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Friday, September 27, 2013 at 2:29 PM
    Higher School of Thought
    If Labour start promoting the man ban instead of concentrating on the major issues they do not have a show at the next election. They need to get some focus otherwise the Tory owned and aligned Press will have a field day. National's $75 Billion in overseas borrowings and $15.8 Billion remitted overseas in dividends to owners of formerly owned State Asset Enterprises is not a big deal. Not worth reporting on.
    So you don't think gender inequality is an issue?
    You don't think it's an issue that women earn less, get less respected in the workforce and are still the primary caregiver for children? You think sexism is okay?

    FTR, it's not a "man ban" - it's affirmative action.
  13. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Friday, September 27, 2013 at 2:16 PM
    It saddens me that you all have such negative attitudes.
    Even if it IS a rich mans sport, isn't that something we should aspire to? Shouldn't we aspire to compete internationally? We can't give up now, not when we're this close. I can't wait for the next campaign and I'll happily give $50.
  14. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Friday, September 27, 2013 at 2:16 PM
    Here's an idea, take 36 million tax payer dollars...put 26 million evenly into starship hospital, breast cancer research and child cancer research then use 8 of the remaining ten million to oganise a fishing competition open to local and international fishermen (and women) the last two million as prize money for said competition. Result- huge influx of visitors to our shores, show case our marine industries ie boatbuilding/fishing/tackle suppliers/local charter industry/ hospitality and accomodation and by opening up the competition area to include the whole coastline the benefits would not be limited to Auckland only. On top of all that we could charge an entry fee to off set the original ten million dollar cost.....a whole lot more of NZ would benefit for a whole lot less cost. just a thought.
    So you don't think we should support competition?
    You think we should be happy with coming 700 metres away from another victory? I'm not happy with it and I would be very disappointed if we gave up now. I'm happy for $50 of my taxes to go on it (assuming we invest $100 million).
  15. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Friday, September 27, 2013 at 11:51 AM
    Bite Time
    Quit and walk away? - Yeah Right! Sorry that's not the Kiwi way. Go again - Support Team NZ. Dont be a fair weather friend.
    Many of us aren't fair-weather friends - we just don't like our taxes being wasted on this rich kids' "sport". Let them spend their own money.
    So you don't think we should be competitive?
    You don't think we should invest in success? You're happy to come close to victory and say "nah I don't want to pay to actually win next time". it is exactly that type of attitude which lets NZ down.

    I truly believe with enough money, focus, optimism and support NZ can bring it back next time.
  16. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Friday, September 27, 2013 at 10:44 AM
    Wow, what a defeatist attitude. Obviously an Editor who has never ever competed ? The big issue with our gov't backing TNZ - is supporting our small niche in a top global industry : Superyachts & top line race yachts. This is barely recognised at the end of the editorial. If the govt is not going to promote NZ.Inc in innovative global industry what are they there to do ? Winning the cup is a major bonus but not the sole factor. 'It's the Economy, Stupid. ' The "reputations" of NZ Yachties and designers will only last a few years if our indsutry fades away. Extremely short-sighted / ignorant / gutless Editorial.
    Wow what a load of rubbish you write, it is not gutless to walk away we need to walk away now not because of the funding but because we will never win it ever while Daddy Warbags Ellison and his billions are going to throw more money more technology you may as well paddle a waka against a Hamilton Jet boat it is not a fair fight - walk away and look to other opportunities. I do believe we need to promote our boat building and seamanship that is money well spent, but chasing a dream we can never achieve that is what is stupid. Have some pride walk away.
    Pessimistic attitude, if we work hard we can and will achieve it.
  17. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Friday, September 27, 2013 at 10:41 AM
    Mark Daly
    NZ taxpayers just dodged a huge bullet. Enough is enough - time to spend our money on real issues.
    Sport IS a real issue.
    Fitness is a real issue and winning, not coming close and actually achieving is a real issue. If we bow out now we set a really bad bad bad bad bad example to kids and the world. We have to pay to contest it again.
  18. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Friday, September 27, 2013 at 10:41 AM
    Given the current economic climate, and the fact that so many people are struggling to live on low incomes in NZ these days, there is absolutely NO way that the taxpayers should be giving any money to another America's Cup defence, if they want to take part again then it has to be with their own fundraising, not with a Government hand-out. As a taxpayer I object to funding any sport, e.g. Rugby World Cup millions etc. The country needs to concentrate on the things that are important - health, education etc.
    You do realise that sport IS part of health right?
  19. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Friday, September 27, 2013 at 10:41 AM
    Walking away now would be absolutely stupid and would be an insult to the work of Barker and others. Sometimes you have to fail before you succeed. We need to invest $100 million next time.
  20. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Friday, September 27, 2013 at 10:36 AM
    Are you actually kidding me?
    Aside from sports being important, what message does that send? Fail and then give up! This suggestion is worse than a headline on a certain website yesterday.
  21. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 10:39 AM
    It's mainly that Auckland is the de facto capital of NZ now. Wellington has an unspoken fear that eventually the government will accept that fact and move. At which point, Wellington will become the Picton of the north island.
    That won't happen.
    Auckland was once the capital and while it makes sense to move it to Auckland, it won't happen. Wellington is central.
  22. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 10:39 AM
    Liz Shaw
    Jealousy. It's not our fault we're a better city.
    Case and point.. The locals are tools.
    I'm from Wellington originally.
    Auckland is the only decent city in this country.
  23. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 11:55 AM
    There are a numbaer of reasons why this site may have been chosen, the 4 most likely I have listed below. A) Len Brown still thinks he is Mayor of Manukau, not Auckland. B) Auckland council have inherited a white elephant of a multi storey carpark building just over the road from the proposed site, and a new tourist attraction may fill it (for once). C) It is local body elections and Mr Brown is campaigning D) As the minister is from Wellington, he may not know what a Manukau is.
    I think you are right with number 1.
    He doesn't realise there are other parts of Auckland. This is why he is a terrible mayor.
  24. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 10:49 AM
    It's not our fault we're a better city.
  25. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Monday, September 9, 2013 at 1:30 PM
    Get your facts straight.
    He's a former student journalist.
  26. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 11:29 AM
    the surname is your "family" name and therefore it makes sense for both spouses to share the same name if they consider themselves a family and want to be identified as such. And why adopt the husband's name? men are the natural leaders and figureheads so it makes sense to continue the name along paternal lines.
    And what?
    Women can't be leaders? Good to know you hold mysoginistic sexist outdated views.
  27. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 12:45 PM
    Rosie Matthew
    When does the switch over take place? When I first started watching Home and Away, it was screening on TVNZ, feels like its coming home!!
    I know man.
    I've been watching since I was 8 (19 years), and it never really felt right on TV3. Maybe TV2 will put it at 6pm before Neighbours and then the original 90s line up will be back. hahahahahahha
  28. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 10:57 AM
    It's not future proofed, it doesn't consider the North Shore and it's an absolute waste of money.
    Buses are more cost effective.
  29. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Friday, July 5, 2013 at 1:39 PM
    Stoked it is going back to its original home at TV2.
  30. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Friday, July 5, 2013 at 1:39 PM
    Thank God its going back to TVNZ:
    -) This is a major relief.
  31. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 3:58 PM
    ~Jay walkers. ~Selective statisticians. ~People who think Russell Norman's idea to print cash was a good one. ~SUV drivers who pull up to intersections and entirely obscure the view of other drivers wanting to turn left or right at the same T intersection ( you guys are total dorks and if you can't see past the top of my bonnet in a car that's an extra 2 feet of the ground then I question your manners, your intelligence and you driving skills. Failing that you need effing glasses) ~Pedestrians that stand next to cross walks oblivious to the traffic stopping for them. ~Students stepping out onto the road wearing headphones who when you have the right-of- way look p***** off or get abusive if you remind them with your horn of their obligations. ~Cash Machine users who instead of stepping aside, or put there money in as they go use the terminal as some sort of personal booth while other people wait while they do anything from tidy there wallet to search for car keys. ~The horizontal shopping trolly parkers in the aisles. ~The people that think it's important that there 3 year old chat to me when I have just minutes between meetings to organise something. This is NOT cute.
    SUV drivers full stop are a nuisance.
  32. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 11:27 AM
    Last time I checked it took a man and a woman to make a baby so can we quit with this sexist "solo mother" crap and start realising men have just as much responsibility.

    Yet another sexist article.
  33. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 1:12 PM
    Citizen Cane
    In Film, theatre and tv (where I work some times) it's quite common. Mostly because of the hours and amount of work involved you become like a mini family. I was in a play last year with a friend of mine that was very un huggy (it felt weird). In my day to day job though hugging my colleagues is definitely out of the question. As a disabled person though I can tell you that as I'm hugging I'm thinking "don't fall over". Hugging tall women is also really awkward.
    Yes, I was just going to say it depends on industry.
    Some industries like finance and banking it wouldn't be appropriate but in media, marketing, advertising and the more social/creative fields it is definitely okay.

    As you say, in film, theatre and tv, it's actually expected that you'll hug and abnormal if you don't.

    I see no issue with hugging at work. It builds rapor, morale and trust.
  34. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 1:05 PM
    It's all men's fault Becky. But don't worry when women gain full control their will be no more issues with body image. It will all be made illegal after all self image is not the responsibility of one's self. Is it?
    I can tell you're being sarcastic:
    -) What I don't understand is, if you hate your body do something about it rather than whinging. I'd rather look old than be overweight or obese.
  35. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 11:24 AM
    The real problem is actually unionism.
    No employer wants to be seen to be paying one staff member more which means good staff are held back by those who aren't as good. This is where the real problem is. But if you're a good employee you'll earn more than minimum wage. The last time I was on it was when I was 13 when it was $5 at a local dairy.
  36. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 10:06 AM
    And the silly insurance company one.
    Insurance is NOT complicated.
  37. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 10:06 AM
    The Carls Jnr ads are OFFENSIVE to women.
    I switch off from those ones.
  38. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 1:50 PM
    Yes it is. People should be on a living wage. No, costs shouldn't increase, instead decrease the millions paid to those at the top - NO ONE PERSON deserves to be paid millions.
    If it's THEIR business they are entitled to do what they want with THEIR money.
  39. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 1:50 PM
    Any raise in the minimum wage has a flow on effect. If the minimum wage is raised to $15 an hour, anybody currently earning that would (rightly) expect a pay rise to compensate them for the additional skills they have as opposed to someone earning a minimum wage.
    Damn straight.
    I'm above minimum wage and unless my wage went up too I'd be getting a decrease in real terms as would everyone else above minimum wage.
  40. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 1:50 PM
    No it's not too low.
    If you don't like being on it get an education and become good at what you do so you will earn more naturally without Government or union interference. All minimum wages and unions do is hold good workers back. If you're good you'll be paid your worth.
  41. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 11:32 AM
    Extended hours of operations are far more important than this.
  42. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 11:46 AM
    It was just a bunch of nothing - i didnt ''get it'. Is Alison Mau the only female presenter TVNZ has - she seems to be everywhere at the same time. Jack Tane would be great fronting a current affairs show with wit and humour.
    Toni Street, Pippa Wetzell, Susan Wood, Nadine Chalmers Ross are just a few actually.
    Ali Mau is the most well known.
  43. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 11:46 AM
    David F
    For the first time in a long time John Key appeared positively gleeful. He knows that if the kind of fluff piece he appeared in can lead Seven Sharp on its first night there is no chance at all that the programme will ever inconvenience him with any kind of searching analysis of his government's policies. Meanwhile on TV3, John Campbell opened by calling Hekia Paraka to account for refusing yet again to front for an interview on the Novopay debacle. Shame on you TVNZ.
    And that's the exact issue with journalism.
    This type of crap.
  44. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 11:41 AM
    The one thing they actually got right is the number of hosts but the format stinks.
    And anyone with an IQ higher than 40 would agree.
  45. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 9:23 AM
    Well showing the prime minister's toilet is rather fitting.
    This is where the show belongs. The last thing we need is more light 'news'. It's trying way too hard to be the project in australia and that show fails too.
  46. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 1:11 PM
    Will this barrage of sycophantic editorial toward the dead/alive Paul Holmes ever end? The guy was simply a television and radio presenter, and an egocentric one, even in death he couldn't bear to recede from the limelight. Compassion? The hyperbole that's printed about Paul Holmes makes him out to be a modern combination of Mother Theresa and Walter Cronkite. Is New Zealand such a hopeless place that the only people our media can effectively canonise are the already over-exposed? Rest in peace Paul Holmes. Please.
    He was so much more than that.
    He was a role model for all of us. He gave greatly to journalism and media. He gave to entertainment and he changed the face of television and radio.

    There won't be another of his type.
  47. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 2:32 PM
    It takes a man and a woman to make a baby and a man and a woman to raise a baby so can we quit with the sexist crap such as this.
    Childcare needs to be 50/50. Before people say "but men earn more". This is exactly why women do not earn more.
  48. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 2:32 PM
    This is a dumb idea, one of the dumbest I've seen.
    It won't help people get out of poverty and will only worsen the situation.
  49. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 2:22 PM
    Or Bernie Monk.
  50. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 2:22 PM
    Are you mocking the readers when you suggest Kim Dot Blah Blah?
    And The Ridges? Are you actually trying to take the p***? You sure as hell do a good job of it.

    The only one who even remotely deserves it would be the Childrens Commissioner, Dr Russel Wills or Peter Jackson.
  51. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:06 AM
    What exactly is the problem? Is it because Coca-Cola is bad? Let's compare Coke to a product that people seem happy for children to eat: bread. Coke has a Glycemic Index score of 65. The GI of bread (white or brown) is 70 (not including any added boost from sugary spreads). Coke has none of the nutrients we need to stay healthy, but then again neither does bread (don't believe the marketing). Coke can contribute to insulin resistance, so does bread, which also creates gluten intolerance. Coke is made from sugar and additives, bread is made from the extremely genetically modified dwarf wheat. Coke is not good for you, but bread is worse and people give it to children without comment. Wouldn't it be better to write an article about that? I guess it's easier to write the piece that doesn't require any real research...
    You're honestly saying that people should have coke over bread?
    Views like this are why people are obese.

    It's a dumb campaign. Wouldn't make me buy coke but then if I had kids I wouldn't buy it for them either. Coke is unhealthy and doesn't even taste good.

    It's a dumb campaign.
  52. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 8:38 AM
    This is a sexist comment - childcare needs to be 50/50 and men need to start staying home with kids, we need to move away from the 9-5 crap.
  53. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 8:37 AM
    Kryten 2X4B-523P
    Once upon a time men went to work and women stayed home. Pay rates were good enough for a family to live on one income. Then along came the drive for equality and women went into the work force. With twice as many people looking for work supply and demand being what it is employers could afford to pay much less. Now a family needs two incomes to get by, with both parents working. Congratulations, well done, that was a good idea wasn't it!
    Oh so you'd be happy with women just cooking and cleaning?
    Never mind that kids need two parents and some of us actually have ambitions.
  54. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 8:37 AM
    Simplistic sensationalistic reporting always ignores the data behind the headline. Whenever this "gap" is studied, the true explanation is much less sexist. Women overall (certainly there are exceptions, but this issue is about generalities) put in less overtime and more frequently take breaks in employment. When you remove that disparity, the pay disparity disappears too. The other trick is to say something vague like "female doctors make less than male doctors", ignoring that pediatricians earn less than surgeons. Maybe there should be more female surgeons, but that's an entirely different debate. We should get the full facts accurate before we start arguing identity politics.
    That is because of sexism.

    Childcare needs to be 50/50 rather than assumingw omen will stay at home.
  55. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 8:37 AM
    Deal to Crims
    Recently I employed a young lady and she immediately went out and got pregnant - now on maternity leave with nobody to do the job. 2 years before another lady in a more senior role got pregnant and left a big hole in the business. I have another lady, who does a very good job but she is also trying to get pregnant and will once again leave the company in the lurch. I dont mind paying equal pay for equal work, and they do very good work, all of them, but how can we run a business or plan ahead when we cannot rely on our staff being here to do the job? From a purely objective viewpoint, If we have to recruit again we will be looking to recruit males or women over childbearing age. If you were an employer would you place a value over stability in your workforce? If so it may be evident why more is paid to those who are likely to provide greater reliability and stability.
    Yeah because that's not discrimination at all.
    Some of us women actually have more ambitions than changing nappies or spending time at home and this type of stuff really offends me.

    With attitudes like this women are NEVER going to be equal.
  56. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 9:44 AM
    Until men stay home to look after the kids and there is 50/50 childcare division women will NEVER earn more.
    It is that simple unfortunately.
  57. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 8:38 AM
    If Paul Henry returns, sorry, WHEN Paul Henry returns I will be watching.
    All the other broadcasters are so bland and dull. If people have opinions they should say them, and it shouldn't be regarded as a crime.

    Paul Henry's return is very welcome.
  58. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Friday, October 19, 2012 at 2:23 PM
    Yep, I believe she can get through this, and really hope she does.
  59. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 9:54 AM
    I've with ANZ in the past, and currently I'm with National Bank and ASB.
    I'm pretty sure I'll be closing my National Bank account once my overdraft is paid. That's the only thing tying to me them right now.

    If I wanted to bank with ANZ I already would be?

    They can't say jobs won't be lost, what about situations where a National Bank is right next to an ANZ or opposite eachother like on Queen Street, K Road, Mount Roskill or in smaller cities? There will definitely be job losses.
  60. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Monday, September 17, 2012 at 3:21 PM
    I'm in Kingsland and I take the first bus of the day at 5:
    42am or around that time. I wish there were Sunday morning services starting at 6am.
    And they are 'just the driver'.
  61. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 9:57 AM
    I can't stand them.
    Sally's okay, but Jaime needs a dose of reality.
    Jaime needs to:
    - go flatting.
    - learn independence and not to rely on a man.
    - spend time with a charity.
    - Not be so vain about her hair.
    - Form a relationship with her father and siblings.
    - go without her ipad and other stuff for a few days so she knows how privileged she is.
    Jaime is a total insult to those who work hard and I'd be surprised if she's actually worked a day in her life.
    Sally needs to set some boundaries for Jaime.
    I will tune in next week but it was car crash television.
  62. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 1:34 PM
    I couldn't care less what a guy does, generally though I date artistic guys who work in sales or IT.
    I work in media.
  63. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 10:16 AM
    Yes, the parents are responsible.

    It's simple. Don't have kids you can't afford.
  64. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 10:15 AM
    Ted Filter
    My pet peeves about the gym are that 1: it costs money, 2: it doesn't get anything done, 3: it doesn't develop any worthwhile skills. Ok - it does get you fit, but I prefer to get my exercise in ways that improve my environment (building fences, paving paths, clearing scrub, painting) maintain my environment (lawns, gutters) save power and provide pleasant ambience (load, unload, chop, stack firewood). The added benefit is that not only do these things improve my life, but I'm saving myself money instead of spending it. Each to their own. I guess some ppl like the social aspect of gyms.
    You couldn't be more wrong.
    Have you not heard of weight loss and fitness? In any weather?
  65. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Friday, August 3, 2012 at 11:19 AM
    I eat breakfast when I start work and have dinner, have lunch about midday and dinner when I get home from the gym.
    It's either salad with meat or meat and fruit.
  66. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 2:09 PM
    Trophy wifes?
    We live in 2012 and we're talking about trophy wifes? Shall we all bat our eye lashes and not go to university or work either?
    *rolls eyes*.
  67. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 10:48 AM
    There is too much coverage.
    I'd rather see the Olympics coverage limited to the Sports segment of the news rather than interfering in the day's general news.
  68. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 3:18 PM
    I've been following this story very closely and from my point of view we're all missing the point.

    This didn't happen because of guns.

    This happened because a mentally unstable person hadn't received the medical treatment they required and until we address the real issues and understand the psychology, these events will continue to happen.
    So you could take away all the guns but mentally unstable people will still find a way, because they're exactly that, mentally unstable.
    That's what needs addressing.
  69. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Friday, July 27, 2012 at 11:39 AM
    I want to know why we still expect women to stay at home with the children and why fathers aren't.
  70. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 11:39 AM
    The lack of comment proves my case in point. Sadly. Just 5 people were interested enough to comment. Perhaps if you had a picture of a pole dancer, or a beach volleyball player (female, of course, because the International Olympic Committee issued a directive saying the women had to wear thongs to raise viewer numbers). Marginalised, raped, battered, killed, maimed in alarming numbers. Still.
    And you just proved that point.

    Good one.
  71. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 11:38 AM
    Andrew Atkin
    I think woman tend to think first in terms of rules, whereas men tend to think first in terms of reason. The result being that woman are very good at quickly internalising rules and therefore learning fast in an institutional context, whereas men tend to be more "rebellious" to the rules. Unconsciously we all know this, and this is why woman can be so rapidly promoted to middle management types position. But men tend to make it to the very top because minds of reason are what make the rules in the first place. Ultimately it is and always will be a man's world. The masculine mind always sits at the executive.
    Another sexist comment.
    Not ALL women abide by rules, nor do we all think inside the obstacle course. Some of us are perfectly rational.
  72. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 11:38 AM
    Thats because women judge other women. And men have grown up learning to ignore mum (and every other female voice) Males have an instinctive response to information, if its from the wife, check it, if its from a mate, trust it. The same thing happens in meetings, she says something, its ignored, guy repeats it, its accepted. Unless she is strident (aka bitchy). Then it is begrudgingly accepted. Look at car accidents. When the woman yells stop, the male driver says "why?" (and then hits something). The male yells stop (or reaches for the handbrake) and the female driver slams on the brakes, (causing a nose to tale). There are only three ways for a woman to succeed, start her own business (please, not with the husband), out man the men (and ignore the females), or have a fairy god father (aka mentor). Society does not allow any other type of woman to succeed.
    These comments are very sexist and reinforce these sexist attitudes towards women.

    I could say further things that would be nasty but I'm not going to.
  73. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Monday, July 9, 2012 at 11:16 AM
    How dumb do you have to be to get sucked into these?
    I mean really?! But don't punish genuine callers just because of the scammers.
  74. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 10:17 AM
    Go to a gym, rather than running outside.
  75. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 10:15 AM
    My mother is obese and she actually doesn't eat enough food. Her diet is not what her body needs and her body stores as much of the food into fat because she is under nourished. She also cannot afford good quality food. She also does not do any excercise because her joints are stuffed from carrying the weight around. She does not want to be obese but is not prepared to work through the pain or embarrassment of excersizing. I on the other hand have played sport all my life and still weigh in at 110kg, certainly overweight but not to bad. I have abused my body in sport and spent more time in hospital than most of my family combined and I am sure I have cost the tax payer a lot of money. People are who they are, we will all die of something!
    That's not overweight, that's obese.
    You're in denial.
  76. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM
    People should just stop being lazy and stop eating junk food.
    It's not complicated.
  77. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 12:18 PM
    I have taken That Auckland Uni paper, Watching Television.
    Interesting paper. Think it focused on 1960s TV and had a few essays.
  78. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 11:08 AM
    No they didn't.
  79. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Monday, May 28, 2012 at 12:52 PM
    I fail to see how a plastic 'R' on a car is going to have any influence on the road toll. Sure the age group who would be using these plates do figure highly in the statistics, but how can having a plate on the car make any difference? Other age groups have fatal accidents too, and some of those involved have been driving for many years. By limiting the CC rating of the cars learners and restricted drivers are allowed to drive might make a difference though.
    Also @ Liz Shaw and Warwick H-S: If you look at the definition of high-risk drivers in the accompanying story, it isn't age-based. It includes "those with histories of drink-driving, speeding and illegal street racing". These can be any age.
    Exactly, age doesn't come into it.
    It's about attitude, though I was pleased to see the stats in the accompanying article about the number of fatalities on the roads.

    But seriously, passing a test, turning a certain age.it's not an indicator of how well one can drive. You just have to see the number of people speeding in the CBD and those who don't use their indicators to know that a large number of people have terrible driving habits.
  80. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Monday, May 28, 2012 at 11:45 AM
    With all due respect to McGregor, just because politicians etc are on a high wage does not mean they've never been on minimum wage.

    There is this thing could "performance based pay" and "working your way up" rather than expecting to automatically be paid a lot.
  81. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Monday, May 28, 2012 at 11:12 AM
    When I was on my learners I didn't drive with my L Plates, nobody wants to draw attention to the fact they're on a learners license, and with regards to R plates, nope, not necessary. It's attitudes that need to be changed, not putting a plate on a window.

    People need to respect the roads and other drivers, and the licensing system is ridiculously flawed.
  82. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 1:59 PM
    First of all why is an aussie in the top spot of TVNZ? Do we really want their influence on our media? I certainly don't. Second of all I find this laughable considering the total celebrity obsession of Australia. Reeks of typical aussie condescension & arrogance if you ask me.
    The Aussie media goes way more in depth than the NZ media does as I've previously highlighted.

    The problem is there are few journalists because advertising is deemed more important to the accountants running the show. Until we hire more journalists we won't have quality journalism in this country.
  83. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Friday, May 25, 2012 at 1:43 PM
    Then there is sexism in the media.
    How many female political reporters are there? The media tends to be a bit of an old boys club here. I refer to Duncan Garner bringing over Guyon Espiner from TVNZ to TV3.
  84. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Friday, May 25, 2012 at 8:50 AM
    The media here, generally speaking is terrible.
    When politicians here give press conferences, the whole thing is not broadcast unlike in Australia.

    There were very few articles about the budget and there is nobody actually offering in depth analysis or insight. It's because you've cut too many journalists and would rather dumb is down rather than convey all the facts.
    Australia news is a billion times better. I refer to Sky news and ABC.
  85. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 1:10 PM
    I think this is a very sexiat demeaning article and it's quite offensive.
    People can be funny. It depends on the person. It's not gender exclusive.
  86. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    And can we please realise that fathers have an important role to pay in child raising too and stop lumping all the responsibility on mothers.

    I'm getting tired of reading these sexist articles that assume only mothers are important to children
  87. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Friday, February 24, 2012 at 2:29 PM
    Neither are suitable.

    They need to call an election.
    End of story.
  88. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 2:15 PM
    So are people honestly saying that enabling someone to work is a bad thing?
    That you'd rather have people on benefits?
  89. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 12:55 PM
    The Green Party is upset with Lockwood Smith following the law? So what are they suggesting, he break it? Dr Smith has referred this to see if funding can be sought. The summary of events above is extremely biased and does not represent the full story as outlined in your earlier article,
    With all due respect, National have the ability to change the law so that argument that they keep on using holds no weight whatsoever.
  90. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 12:53 PM
    We should fund it, given we pay people to sit on benefits, I can't believe this is even up for debate.
    It's a case of someone constructively contributing and being punished for something she can't control.

    I find Lockwood Smith's behaviour and attitude disgusting.
  91. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 11:31 AM
    I think he should apologise for being a dictator and not listening to people over the issue of state assets.
    He should apologise for his poor pronounciation and he should apologise for being condescending.
  92. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    We need to be promoting fathers' involvement in their children's lives. It's more important than bottle feeding debates.
  93. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 11:11 AM
    I'm with the Maori on this and there is a protest on the 11th of February at 11am meeting in Aotea Square opposing asset sales full stop.

    John Key needs to know we don't want asset sales.
  94. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 11:23 AM
    The harbour is one of Auckland's assets. Don't touch it and don't make decisions without consulting the public and please do better journalism ie/ bring it to our attention before its too late. Alex Sweny is right. I'll be complaining to the council about this and their treatment of occupy protesters.
  95. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 6:40 PM
    It's not offensive, just stupid and the ad agency needs to be sacked for their lack of creativity.
  96. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Monday, January 2, 2012 at 7:34 PM
    Licensing isn't the issue.
    It's really a case of if you value your life and if you value other people on the roads. It's about driving to the conditions and not driving dangerously, having common sense etc. I wish they'd bring back the "if you drink and drive you're a bloody idiot" ads rather than having mild ones. But really, just common sense and consideration.
  97. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 9:06 AM
    Simple, the only guys who aren't worthy are those who aren't intelligent and are players.
    Who cares if a guy leaves the seat up.
  98. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 3:03 PM
    Very happy so far, especially with Peter Dunne and John Banks' portfolios.
  99. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Friday, December 9, 2011 at 11:49 AM
    $100k huh?
    Yeah right. In certain industries that is not the case at all. I suggest you do your research and compare the cost of living as well rather than presenting a one sided view.
  100. Liz Shaw (New South Wales)
    Friday, December 9, 2011 at 10:27 AM
    Hang on everyone. Exactly what God given Right does Winston have to get coverage? The media is free to report whatever that want. If he's not newsworthy enough to earn their time, that's his problem and not theirs. If Winston wants More coverage, he needs to start his own TV station.
    Um, we had the right to know prior to the election all the options available to us.
    So it's not about Winston, it's about OUR right, as voters. And you know, the country's future and making an informed decision.

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