Television Series To Support Insurance Information

Press Release – Rebuild Christchurch

Rebuild Christchurch is partnering with CTV to run a 2-part series that takes us behind the scenes on the residential rebuild in Canterbury. Covered – restoring our community looks at how things are progressing post-quake and seeks to get … Read more »

TVNZ Outsourcing

Press Release – PIFT

In regards to the outsourcing of Maori and Pacific programming at TVNZ. Reference TVNZ release Thursday 23rd October. Read more »

Children ask the hard questions

Press Release – CERA

Children ask the hard questions Children are asking the hard questions about the greater Christchurch recovery in the new documentary series Hi-Viz. Read more »

Does ‘No-Surprises’ Also Apply To TVNZ News?

Opinion – Coalition for Better Broadcasting

When you stand back and look at NZ media outlets, most of them have at least one or two people who attempt to hold the government to account: John Campbell on TV3, Guyon Espiner and others at Radio NZ, David Fisher in the Herald, Andrea Vance at … Read more »

Living in a Media Bubble: Agency Life in NZ

Press Release – Nielsen Holdings NV

Advertising agencies have their finger on the pulse of hottest fashion trends and latest media technology. But are they in touch with the heartbeat of average New Zealanders? As agency folk, or Adlanders, are tasked with reaching and appealing … Read more »

First Māori newspaper in mainstream media launches

Press Release – NZME.

Te Arawa journalists and NZME. to launch first Mori newspaper in mainstream media Two Te Arawa journalists are spearheading the launch of the first Mori newspaper in the country. Editors Kereama Wright and Marisa Balle have been working in collaboration … Read more »

New form of associate membership for Press Council available

Press Release – New Zealand Press Council

A release was issued earlier today announcing that the New Zealand Press Council has amended its constitution to widen its membership to news and commentary-oriented digital media. Read more »

Press Council opens doors to digital media

Press Release – New Zealand Press Council

The New Zealand Press Council, the body which handles complaints against newspapers and magazines and their websites, is offering associate membership status to news and commentary-oriented digital media including bloggers. Read more »

Media freedom in West Papua: Protest at Indonesian embassy

Press Release – Peace Movement Aotearoa

Today, Wednesday 29 October, there will be a peaceful protest at the Indonesian Embassy in Wellington to call on new Indonesian President Joko Widodo to honour his election promise to ensure greater media freedom in West Papua. Read more »

Sustainable 60 Awards Winners Announced

Press Release – Fairfax Media

Winners of the Sustainable 60 Awards 2014 have been announced, with nine companies recognised as New Zealands most sustainable businesses in an awards ceremony last night. Read more »

Govt airs real views on public broadcasting

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

An admission by the Government that it is happy to experiment with Pacific and Maori audiences shows just how weak its vision for public broadcasting in New Zealand is, Labours Broadcasting spokesperson Kris Faafoi says. Read more »

Does Judith Collins have a get out of jail card?

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Former justice minister Judith Collins appears to have been gifted a get out of jail free card based on the Prime Ministers answers in Parliament today, Labours Acting Deputy Leader Annette King says. Read more »

TVNZ cuts another threat to democracy – PFF

Press Release – Pacific Freedom Forum

Cutbacks to Maori and Pacific Islands production by TVNZ in New Zealand are a threat to democracy and claims to regional leadership, says the Pacific Freedom Forum. Read more »

Come Clean on Agenda for TVNZ

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Prime Minister John Key must state today whether the government is prettying up Television New Zealand for sale now or in the future, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Sky TV to launch $20/month subscription ondemand service

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 24 (BusinessDesk) – Sky Network Television, the country’s dominant pay-TV operator, will launch a new $20 a month subscription video ondemand service, Neon, in December, targeting non-Sky customers as it faces intensifying competition for viewers. Read more »

Disappointed with TVNZ move to outsource programmes

Press Release – Pacific Island Media Association

The move by TVNZ to outsource production of its Maorl and Pacific programmes is catastrophic for the communities it serves in New Zealand and the region. Read more »

Korero Mai Ki Ahau – Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 October 2014

Press Release – Radio Waatea 603 AM

Broadcast on Waatea 603AM Saturday 12.00 – 12.30pm Sunday 12.00 – 12.30pm Both shows repeated 5.00pm 6.00pm On Sunday Read more »

Outsourcing production provides increased transparency

Press Release – Te Mangai Paho

Te Mngai Pho Chief Executive John Bishara says TVNZs decision to outsource Mori programme production from next year would further increase contestability and transparency in the allocation of public broadcasting funding, which is a key … Read more »

Sky TV sees annual profit gain of up to 8.6% in 2015

Article – BusinessDesk

Sky TV sees annual profit gain of up to 8.6% in 2015, flags new ondemand service Read more »

No Problem for Henare & Jones, But “No Way” for Harawira

Press Release – Mana Party

Just before the election I broke the story about the gutting of Maori Televisions News and Current Affairs department by MTS new CEO Paora Maxwell. I pointed out that Carol Hirschfeld and Julian Wilcox, two of the countrys most experienced … Read more »

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