I flicked the idiot box on on Sunday arvo, and managed to catch a programme called "Destination New Zealand" half way through - and it was featuring Blenheim and Marlborough!
The best part was the piece on Omaka aerodrome, with some great aerial footage of the hostess flying around as a passenger in Tiger Moth ZK-BER. The show then visited the AHC and featured some good shots of the displays there. But then they went on to spoil everything by calling Keith Caldwell - "Keith Campbell".
Nothing like a bit of sloppy research to make everyone's day!
you think thats bad, tonight on TV 1 they had a story on the withdrawl of court action by Trelise cooper against Tamsin cooper. Somehow, desite many closeups of Tamsin's designer label, the reporter kept referring to her as "Tasman". Even the caption below her interview (immediately following a close up of the label, with correct spelling), got it wrong! not even a question of research there - just plain old bad journalism!
If it was supposed to be easy. everyone would be doing it...
Post by Dave Homewood on Jul 3, 2007 22:55:28 GMT 12
One News should know better but I often find them inaccurate. Often I've seen something on their news which is totally contradicted on teletext, which one News runs. Usually Teletext is the better source for accuracy - I think most of it is cribbed from more reputable news source's websites these days.
That entire Cooper case was a crock I reckon Bruce. How any jumped up desinger thinks they can prevent a girl from using her own name on her product is ludicrous. It's not like Cooper is an uncommonly heard name.
Mind you, lawyers can do anything these days. I recall the London shop Harrods (owned by a man called Al Fayed) forcing a dairy in NZ owned by the Harrod family to change its name from Harrods as apparently they had no legal right to their own family name being displayed on their shop. A betetr case is the ramshackle hotel that called itself the Blackball Hilton on the West Coast. Afer Paris's father sued they were foreced to change the name. They added the word "Formerly" to their sign and it's now legally fine as "Formerly the Blackball Hilton". Cracker!
As for Keith Caldwell, as well pointed out by Graham Orphan and Jim Hopkins in the commentary at Omaka this year, sadly the general public remain largley unaware of Caldwell. I was never taught about him in school (or any other WWI NZ hero for that matter). Up till recently the only places publically celebrating his life was the RNZAF Museum and NZFPM that I can think of. Now, the AHC also celebrates him wonderfully, and with airshows getting his story out to the public too, hopefully Keith won't be forgotten. I'd really like to add more info to my own tribute to him on my website but the info isn't that easy to find.
Thanks Flyjoe180. If you get a chance, go to Omaka Heritage Museum within the next few days. One of my Nieuport and Fokker Dr.1 "Red Baron" clocks will be there, with the "Meet the Fokkers" brilliant displays.
Sadly I have a completely different experience with Keith "Grid" Caldwell being called Keith "Grid" Campbell..Of all people my english teacher correcting the title of my tribute speech..! I was told Caldwell was not a name..and to think, her last name being 'Clyne...'