TVNZ flags job cuts to arrest profit decline

Article – BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) – Television New Zealand has announced plans to streamline its businesses, cutting jobs to stem a decline in earnings in the face of falling advertising revenue. Read more »

Jones Bill back before Jones

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Bill originally drafted by Shane Jones and designed to help media access government information is back in Parliament before the man, says Labours Shadow Attorney General David Parker. Read more »

ePress publishes highlights from Ethnic Migrant Media Forum

Press Release – Unitec

Unitecs ePress publishes highlights from ground-breaking forum on the roles and condition of ethnic media in New Zealand Read more »

Landmark parking victory against Tauranga City Council

Press Release – Geeks on Wheels

The Tauranga District Court has ruled that Tauranga City Councils Traffic & Parking Bylaw is illegal. Local technology service provider, Geeks on Wheels fought back when it received 9 parking infringement notices in succession in early 2016. … Read more »

Second Fairfax NZ senior manager jumps ship

Article – BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) – Fairfax Media New Zealand has lost a second senior manager, with the company’s chief marketing officer leaving the company for a job with insurer Suncorp shortly before chief executive Simon Tong announced his resignation on March … Read more »

Second Fairfax NZ senior manager jumps ship

Article – BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) – Fairfax Media New Zealand’s chief marketing officer is following chief executive Simon Tong out the door as the company awaits the Commerce Commission’s decision on whether the news publisher and events company can merge … Read more »

Labour Let’s Down Keen Sports Fans on Live Coverage

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is challenging the Labour Party to support free to air, live sports coverage of big games to support working New Zealanders who cannot afford to pay a subscription to Sky. Read more »

NZ First Bill Will Provide Free-to-View Sport on TV

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The British and Irish Lions rugby tour which will soon kick off in New Zealand is arousing phenomenal interest but too few Kiwis will be able to attend the matches or see the matches live on television, says New Zealand Firs Read more »

Free Press: ACT’s regular bulletin

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

RMA Schemozzle Continues The Resource Management Legislation has hit the wall, with the Mori Party severely overplaying their hand. Read more »

National Causing Slow Death of Radio New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The National government is allowing Radio New Zealand (RNZ) to go through an agonising death through lack of funding, says New Zealand First Broadcasting Spokesperson Tracey Martin. Read more »

Jono And Ben Trends Number One on Youtube Worldwide

Press Release – Mediaworks

This week saw Three win Friday night for the third week running with The Graham Norton Show, 7 Days, Fail Army and Newshub Late all time slot winners in the key 25-54 demographic. Read more »

Sensible Sentencing Trust warned over suppression breach

Press Release – Crown Law

A Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) press release published after a recent high-profile case breached suppression orders made by the High Court. Although the Solicitor-General concluded that a prosecution for contempt of court was not warranted, she warned … Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares mixed after Fed result

Article – BusinessDesk

March 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shares were mixed after the US Federal Reserve followed expectations, with Vista Group Entertainment and Auckland International Airport gaining while Sky Network Television and Ebos Group dropped. Read more »

Bills to simplify election rules pass third reading

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Two Bills that modernise electoral law have passed through Parliament and will be implemented before this years election, Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell says. Read more »

Media remain committed when disaster strikes

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A longstanding agreement between Civil Defence Emergency Management authorities and national broadcasters has been renewed and strengthened today, Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says. Read more »

Entries open for broadcasting awards

Press Release – Bill Toft Awards

The Bill Toft Memorial Fund awards a grant of up to $5,000 for new or young broadcasters working in online or broadcasting media in New Zealand. Read more »

The advent of new news – a conversation with customers

Press Release – Vodafone NZ

2017s already been identified by Vodafone as the year of data explosion, with Kiwis using more and more of it to stay up to date. Read more »

NZME, Fairfax NZ get another month to convince regulator

Article – BusinessDesk

March 10 (BusinessDesk) – NZME and Fairfax New Zealand have got another month to convince the Commerce Commission that allowing a merger of the country’s two dominant news publishers is in the public interest. Read more »

Caution urged over publication of Taser camera footage

Press Release – NZ Police Association

The Police Association has appealed to media outlets to show judgement and fairness if they publish Taser camera footage from a recent trial of four Hawkes Bay police officers. The officers were acquitted of assaulting Gregory McPeake by using either … Read more »

Billboard says more poo in rivers and in Govt’s water policy

Press Release – Choose Clean Water

Freshwater campaigners say New Zealanders have noticed the poo in their rivers and in the Governments new standards. They are sending that message to the Prime Minister via a 12-metre long crowd-funded billboard in downtown Wellington. Read more »

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