CCC Media Briefing: State of Emergency

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

A media briefing will be held following the announcement that a State of Emergency has been declared. Read more »

Trust Slams Tax Payer Funding of Wrestling on Maori TV

Press Release – Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust Manawatu spokesperson Scott Guthrie is calling for Maori television to withdraw the airing of WWE wrestling from its programme line up before its start date of the 24th of February. Read more »

InternetNZ seeks modern balance for copyright law

Press Release – InternetNZ

“The Internet has opened up new opportunities for creative New Zealanders. Our paper points to those opportunities, and suggests that getting copyright right would help us to realise their benefits,” says Chief Executive Jordan Carter. Read more »

New Trustees Announced at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

Press Release – Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

19 February 2018 New Trustees Announced at Ng Taonga Sound & Vision Ng Taonga Sound & Vision has announced the appointment of four new members to its Board of Trustees. Te Raumawhitu Kupenga former lawyer and senior executive Whetu Fala … Read more »

Jessica Mutch named as TVNZ’s new political editor

Press Release – TVNZ

Jessica Mutch named as TVNZs new political editor Jessica Mutch has been appointed TVNZs new political editor. Read more »

NZDF Had Reports Of Civilian Casualties After SAS Raid

Press Release – Nicky Hager

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) received intelligence updates within one or two days of the August 2010 SAS raid in Afghanistan that reported civilian casualties, including the death of a child, new Official Information Act documents reveal. This … Read more »

Maori TV pile-drives taxpayers

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

16 FEBRUARY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers Union says its absurd that taxpayers are now funding the broadcast of WWE episodes. According to legislation, the aim of Maori Television is to promote Mori language and culture … Read more »

Transmission Films closes output deal with Amazon Studios

Press Release – Transmission Films

Transmission Films announced today it will be the exclusive theatrical distributor of Amazon Studios films in the New Zealand and Australian markets. The output deal will cover Amazon Studios acquisition and production titles. The deal will … Read more »

Unilever will not invest in divisive online platforms

Press Release – Unilever

Unilever will not invest in online platforms that create division 14 February 2018, Auckland NZ: Unilevers Global CMO, Keith Weed, has called on the industry to collectively build trust back into our systems and society; and announced a new commitment to … Read more »

New media trust launches for Queenstown Lakes District

Press Release – Southern Community Media Trust

A new local news media trust has been launched in Queenstown. The Southern Community Media Trust addresses the withdrawal of mainstream media from Queenstown Lakes District and staff reductions at local newspapers while developing a new business … Read more »

Kiwi Med Student Named Top Tertiary Entrepreneur

Press Release – Entrepreneur’s Organization –

An Auckland University medical student has been named the countrys top entrepreneur at a tertiary institution – and is the first ever Kiwi female to win the award. Read more »

Brash welcomes race speech defamation action

Press Release – Hobson’s Pledge

A defamation action taken by Sir Robert Jones over the definition of hate speech is long overdue, Hobsons Pledge spokesman Don Brash said today. Read more »

Government committed to captioning

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Every New Zealander should have the best possible access to media content and this year Government commits to exploring options to increase captioning on New Zealand television and film. Read more »

Goodness grows on trees in So Good pop-up edible garden

Press Release – Sanitarium

Members of the public are being treated to a unique culinary experience from So Good, in the form of an entirely man-made edible pop-up garden at Takutai Square in Aucklands Britomart this February 8th and 9th. In a concept never before seen in New Zealand, … Read more »

Tackling fake news, soft news and sound bite journalism

Press Release – University of Auckland

We are trying to ask the big questions behind the news, says Dr Maria Armoudian, the founding director of the Faculty of Arts-based Project for Public Interest Media (PPIM). Read more »

Kordia boosts media and broadcast division

Press Release – Kordia

Kordia New Zealand, a leading provider of mission-critical technology solutions, has initiated a revamp of its media and broadcast division, including its leadership, as the company seeks to maximise on growing opportunities in the media space. Read more »

Dial back on social media, global thought leader urges

Press Release – National Speakers Association of NZ

New Zealands only Global Speaking Fellow and international bestselling author on entrepreneurship, Mike Handcock , is urging small business owners to dial back on social media in favour of authentic relationships and purposeful business … Read more »

AM Show Wins The Week, 7 Days Returns to Ratings Success

Press Release – Mediaworks

MEDIAWORKS WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS REPORT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05/02/18 THE AM SHOW WINS THE WEEK, 7 DAYS RETURNS TO RATINGS SUCCESS It was a huge week for the The AM Show winning the week with an average rating of 1.7 and 33.9% share within the commercially … Read more »

NZME, Fairfax to appeal High Court merger decision

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) – NZME and Fairfax Media Group will appeal a High Court decision upholding their blocked merger and will focus on the issue of plurality. Read more »

Carat NZ starts 2018 with No. 1 Media Agency ranking

Press Release – Carat New Zealand

Carat has been named the leading media agency in New Zealand when it comes to new business wins for 2017, according to R3. Read more »

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