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PHD New Zealand wins Silver

Press Release – Spark PR and Activate

Auckland | 14 December, 2018 PHD New Zealands successful year of award wins has culminated in the agency being named Campaign Asia-Pacifics Media Agency of the Year Silver for 2018. The results were announced at an awards ceremony in … Read more »

Change in the air for RNZ National

Press Release – Radio New Zealand Limited

Change is in the air for RNZ National in the New Year with presentation roles to change and the proposed launch of a new 5am programme on weekday mornings. Read more »

Agency Partners Academic on ‘World First’ App

Press Release – RUN ad agency

Creative agency RUN is working with a University of Auckland academic to develop a novelty stress relief app. Called BadGood, the app will provide a fun way for users to let out their everyday frustrations. Read more »

Peter Yealands fined for “unprecedented offending”

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 11 (BusinessDesk) – Yealands Estate Wines has pleaded guilty to unprecedented offending under the Wine Act 2003 and has copped a $400,000 fine. Read more »

Winner of the Next Women in Media Scholarship Announced

Press Release – Bauer Media

NEXT Magazine and Bauer Media are pleased to announce that the winner of the NEXT Women in Media Scholarship for 2018 is Jane Stanley, Managing Director of Annalect, OMD. Read more »

QMS pulls out A$35M from NZ unit in MediaWorks merger

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 10 (BusinessDesk) – QMS Media will pocket A$35 million in a tie-up with free-to-air New Zealand broadcaster MediaWorks, despite the Australian outdoor advertising firm being the junior partner. Read more »

Fairfax raids Stuff kitty in lead up to Nine merger

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 7 (BusinessDesk) – Australia’s Fairfax Media Group raided Stuff’s kitty ahead of a planned merger with broadcaster Nine Entertainment Co, which doesn’t see a home for the New Zealand unit. Read more »

RNZ Audiences Increase Year on Year

Press Release – Radio New Zealand

RNZ Audiences Increase Year on Year The final nationwide GfK radio industry survey for 2018 reflects a strong twelve months for RNZ with year-on-year growth for live listening across the two networks RNZ National and RNZ Concert. Read more »

Arrest following Police Ten 7 appeal

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Following the screening on Police Ten 7 last Thursday night Police have arrested a 23-year old Porirua man in relation to a serious assault that occurred at Countdown on Carlyle Street in Napier on the 1st of February. Read more »

The AM Show, The Project And Newshub Combat Competition

Press Release – Mediaworks

Threes flagship breakfast and current affairs shows and Newshub continue to combat the competition, recording strong performances across the board last week. Newshub Live at 6pm won its timeslot on Wednesday with a share of 30.2%, while Newshub Live … Read more »

Mobile journalism innovator to challenge journalists

Press Release – JEANZ

Mobile journalism innovator to challenge journalists and educators International mobile journalism innovator and trainer Yusuf Omar will challenge journalists and educators to think vertically through their phone in Wellington next month. Against … Read more »

Australia’s QMS, MediaWorks eye merger

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 29 (BusinessDesk) – ASX-listed outdoor advertising firm QMS Media and local free-to-air broadcaster MediaWorks have signed a conditional deal to merge the New Zealand businesses in the latest round of industry consolidation. Read more »

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