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 »

Sky TV signs conditional deal to renew rugby rights

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 24 (BusinessDesk) – Sky Network Television, New Zealand’s dominant pay-TV company, has signed a conditional contract to renew its five-year deal with the New Zealand Rugby Union and the SANZAR unions for an undisclosed amount. The shares rose to a … Read more »

Party concerned about TVNZ intentions for Māori programming

Press Release – The Maori Party

The Mori Party has responded to todays shock announcement that with the exception of Te Karere, TVNZ intends to outsource production of all its Mori and Pacific programmes from next year. Read more »

International Awards Coup for Hamilton Printing Company

Press Release – Admark Visual Imaging

The awards keep rolling in for Hamilton-based printing company, Admark Visual Imaging, winning overnight four international awards. Read more »

Retraction: Auckland Council Rate Rises

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Earlier today the Taxpayers Union released a media statement regarding Auckland Council rate rises. We had been anticipating an announcement about rate increases for some time. Read more »

ANZ gets behind Grand Designs New Zealand

Press Release – ANZ New Zealand

ANZ New Zealand and TV3 have formed a production partnership to create the New Zealand version of the hit British show Grand Designs , the bank announced tonight. Read more »

What next for TVNZ? Outsourcing the news?

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Television New Zealands decision to outsource Mori and Pacific programming is a real blow to the notion that our state broadcaster is a public broadcaster, says Labour. Read more »

Maori and Pacific Programme Production

Press Release – TVNZ

TVNZ has today announced its intention to invite independent producers to take on production of all its Maori and Pacific programmes from next year, with the exception of Te Karere. Read more »

LynnMall’s newest Teen Ambassadors named

Press Release – LynnMall Shopping Centre

After making it through to the top 35, taking part in an afternoon of sandwiches and selfies with local rest home residents and then qualifying for the top 20, two of LynnMalls most avid fans have made it to ambassador status: Amaya Lodge-Osborn … Read more »

Māori Television Confirmation

Press Release – Maori TV

Mori Television has confirmed the resignation of Head of News and Production Julian Wilcox. Read more »

Jono And Ben’s ‘Road to the Final’ Promotion Wins Silver

Press Release – Mediaworks

Jono And Bens Road to the Final Promotion Wins Silver for Mediaworks And Heineken at the BEFest Awards Read more »

Call on Minister McCully to pursue the case of Balibo Five

Press Release – West Papua Action Auckland

Media Information: Call on Minister McCully to pursue the case of journalist Gary Cunningham and the Balibo Five Read more »

Australia and NZ actions on press freedoms alarming

Press Release – Pacific Freedom Forum

Global support for investigative journalism in Australia and New Zealand is a welcome response to law changes and a police raid, says the Pacific Freedom Forum Read more »

Call for release of French journalists in West Papua

Press Release – Joint Press Release

West Papua Action Auckland, the EPMU Print and Media Council and the NZ Media Freedom Network call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs to speak out in support of the two French TV journalists whose trial has just begun in Jayapura West Papua. Read more »

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