Korero Mai Kia Ahau: Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 December 2014

Press Release – Radio Waatea 603 AM

Despite the cracking pace set by Treaty Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson, National fell short of its 2014 deadline for completing historic Treaty settlements and quietly extended it to 2017. In Kia Korero Mai, Eruera Morgan talks to Waitangi … Read more »

SMC Heads-Up: Tsunami anniversary, kicking the habit

Press Release – Science Media Centre

In This Issue: Merry Christmas; Science radar; Kicking the habit; Boxing Day Tsunami; Policy news; SAVVY; New from the SMC; Sciblogs highlights; Research highlights Read more »

John Key’s Court Costs a Bill for Taxpayers?

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Taxpayers could be saddled with a huge legal bill as John Key defends himself over his teapot tapes comments, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Lightbox Sport joint venture kicks off

Press Release – Lightbox

Online TV service Lightbox and Coliseum Sports Media today announced a joint venture partnership to bring premium sport content to more New Zealanders. The venture will be called Lightbox Sport and will include 100% of Coliseum Sports Medias New Zealand … Read more »

Spark’s Lightbox, Coliseum in JV to gain foothold in market

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Lightbox, Spark New Zealand’s online content business, will broadcast premium sports via a joint venture with Coliseum Sports Media New Zealand as it looks to gain a foothold in the “crowded online TV marketplace”. Read more »

A year of inequality debate

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Inequality and poverty issues were big news this past year. The English version of Thomas Pikettys book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, was published in April. It provided an impressive collection of historical data on trends in wealth distribution. Read more »

Ban On Alcohol Advertising Just One Step

Press Release – Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that a proposed ban on alcohol advertising at sports events as recommended by a ministerial forum is an important move, but will not solve the binge drinking and alcohol abuse issue on its own. Read more »

43% of Marketing Professionals Seeking New Roles in 2015

Press Release – font

NEW ZEALAND, 17 December 2014 Almost half of New Zealand marketing professionals will be looking for other job opportunities in the New Year. Read more »

New campaign debunks stupid drink-driving myths

Press Release – Auckland Transport

This is just one of the alarming myths thats come out of a recent Auckland Transport survey that sought to understand how people make decisions around drinking and driving. Read more »

Journalist Fleur Revell Launches Media Training Blog

Press Release – Impact PR

One of New Zealands leading media industry experts has launched a training blog to help business owners and managers prepare for media interviews. Fleur Revell has more than 20 years experience in journalism and public relations as an editor, … Read more »

Inspector-General accepts apology for leak of report

Press Release – Inspector General of Intelligence and Security

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, has accepted an unreserved apology from Hon Phil Goff MP for disclosing some of the contents of her recent Report into the Release of Information by the NZSIS in July and August 2011 … Read more »

Ombudsman probe targets Ministerial integrity

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

John Key is on notice that the entrenched cynical and manipulative abuse of official information requests by his Government will no longer be tolerated, Labours Open Government spokesperson Clare Curran says. Read more »

Hamilton triple fatal fire update

Press Release – New Zealand Police

While crediting social media as offering officers another way to interact with the public, detectives investigating last month’s triple fatal house fire in Hamilton warn people against jumping to conclusions. Read more »

Jeep Cherokee Takes NZ SUV Car of the Year

Press Release – Fiat Chrysler NZ Limited

The all-new Jeep Cherokee Limited has been named as NZ4WD Magazines 2014 Medium SUV of the Year thanks to it bringing Jeeps unique off road abilities to its category. Read more »

Chief Ombudsman launches major review of OIA practices

Press Release – Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman, Dame Beverley Wakem, has today begun a wide ranging review of Official Information Act (OIA) practices in the public sector. Read more »

Bruce Jesson Awards

Press Release – Bruce Jesson Foundation

The Senior Journalism Award of $4000 for a proposed work of “critical, informed, analytical and creative journalism or writing that will contribute to public debate in NZ on an important issue or issues” was awarded to Max Rashbrooke for an … Read more »

Adams: NZ On Air 25th Anniversary Event

Speech – New Zealand Government

I am very pleased to be here today to help celebrate this milestone for NZ On Air. Read more »

NZ’s Attitude Group – ATA Best Social Awareness Programme

Press Release – Asian Television Awards

On December 11, 500 industry members, including channel heads, on-air personalities, and production personnel gathered at the Marina Bay Sands once again to celebrate the best in Asian Television at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. The Asian Television … Read more »

The End of the Line?

Press Release – All About Auckland Show

The Governing Body convened for an Extraordinary Meeting on Tuesday to debate the City Rail Link for the 7th time. Quite why they were required to perform yet again remains unclear. Read more »

Minister welcomes Pacific broadcasting news

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has welcomed the announcement of successful applicants to deliver Pacific programmes for TVNZ. Read more »

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