Industry, media ‘must ensure consumers get food facts’

Press Release – Food and Grocery Council

The food industry and the media have a responsibility to ensure consumers are receiving information about food based on fact, not fads and hearsay, say two public relations practitioners. Read more »

The BSA And The Terror-tories

Press Release – Shalom.Kiwi

Hey, you didnt forget about The Occupation for a minute did you? No silly, we are not talking about Northern Cyprus, Tibet, Crimea, Balochistan, Western Sahara, or any of the other occupations around the world that you never hear about. Read more »

Destination Wairarapa Launches Beer And Birds Campaign

Press Release – Destination Wairarapa

A campaign inspiring New Zealanders to fly into Palmerston North airport then travel to the Wairarapa via SH2 has been launched by Destination Wairarapa, the regional tourism organisation. Destination Wairarapa marketing manager Barb Hyde says the … Read more »

MediaWorks Radio Shuffles 2017 Lineup

Press Release – Mediaworks

MediaWorks Radio Shuffles 2017 Lineup, Zumbos Just Desserts Gets Sweet Results & Storys Christmas Track Hits #1 Wednesday saw MediaWorks Radio announce a number of major lineup changes across its radio brands for 2017. The Edge Afternoons … Read more »

The Nation: who’s been naughty and who’s been nice

Press Release – The Nation

This weekend on The Nation… Lisa Owen and Patrick Gower have made their lists, checked them twice, now you can decide whos been naughty and whos been nice. Read more »

Free Branding to Uplift Small Businesses

Press Release – Waking Giants

Branding and growth strategists Waking Giants are offering a free branding package to help uplift small businesses. Each calendar month they will choose a person/company that puts themselves forward for some free branding advice and design. Read more »

Appointments to NZ Film Commission Board

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Two new members have been appointed to the New Zealand Film Commission Board, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced. Read more »

One Entreprenuerial Kiwi Is Sharing It All

Press Release – Steven Male

Christmas is a time of happiness for most. But for a lot of small business owners, it’s a time of extreme financial stress. One Kiwi wants to change that. Read more »

On Consumer NZ ‘Bad Taste Food Awards’ announcement

Press Release – Kelloggs

We approach the advertising of our foods with a strong commitment to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Nutri-Grain is a source of fibre from wheat and oats and is a source of protein with 8.5g per serve. The information on pack … Read more »

New Leadership And “Red Carpet” Streaming Experience

Press Release – Quickflix

Quickflix, NZs original movie and TV streaming service, has announced the first of many highly-anticipated changes to its legacy digital movie streaming business with todays launch of Quickflix Access and Quickflix Red Carpet, new products … Read more »

NZ media ownership report 2016

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

In 2016, the New Zealand media sector was left shaken and stirred as the ownership and market structures of media companies faced dramatic changes. The JMAD New Zealand media ownership report 2016 observes that the New Zealand media and telecom sectors … Read more »

Justin Barnes hired as Executive Creative Director

Press Release – J. Walter Thompson

AUCKLAND, Dec 1, 2016 After a global search, J. Walter Thompson New Zealand has hired Justin Barnes as Executive Creative Director. Justin, who was most recently Creative Director at SapientNitro in London, will take the creative reins in January. Read more »

Institutional investors now dominate media company ownership

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 1 (BusinessDesk) – Institutional investors now dominate the ownership and governance of New Zealand media companies, according to the sixth annual update on local media ownership from the Auckland University of Technology’s Journalism, Media and Democracy … Read more »

Big guns blindside start-up news business

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – The country’s two largest news publishers blindsided a start-up competitor involving two of the country’s most experienced journalists, publishing a marketing pitch for a revamped Newsroom service as part of their submissions supporting … Read more »

News coverage potential additional stressor for families

Press Release – Start with You

The earth moved for many New Zealanders this month and following what for many people were concerning US election results, theres been plenty to stress about. News coverage can accentuate the seriousness or danger of these events and exacerbate … Read more »

The Dog & Lemon Guide is twenty

Press Release – Dog And Lemon guide

First published on November 30, 1996, as a paperback guide to car buying, The Dog & Lemon Guide has always caused controversy. Read more »

NZ On Air steers a calm course against tide of international

Press Release – NZ On Air

Against a backdrop of rapid media change and a flood of international content NZ On Airs report to Parliament on its achievements in the 2015/16 year shows ongoing commitment to getting local content to New Zealand audiences. Read more »

Mediaworks Radio Announces 2017 Lineup Changes

Press Release – Mediaworks

MediaWorks has today announced a series of key talent moves across its radio brands to take effect from January 2017. Read more »

Chief Censor publishes research on sexual violence in media

Press Release – Office of Film and Literature Classification

Teenagers think that inaccurate depictions or misrepresentations of sexual violence in entertainment media are potentially harmful. Harms identified included normalisation, perpetuation of harmful stereotypes, negative impacts on victim/survivors, and being … Read more »

ComCom way outside its remit in merger rejection

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 29 (BusinessDesk) – The Commerce Commission has strayed far beyond its governing legislation by making what amount to “social policy” judgments in its draft rejection of the proposed merger between New Zealand’s two largest news publishers, NZME and … Read more »

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