No Substantial Benefits From Lochinver Sale: Minister

Press Release – Television New Zealand

Land information minister Louise Upston has defended the Governments veto on the sale of Lochinver Station in the Taupo region to Shanghai Pengxin. Ms Upston and Associate Finance minister Paula Bennett last week blocked the $88 million dollar … Read more »

Lisa Owen interviews Social Development Minister Anne Tolley

Press Release – The Nation

Tolley says NZ needs a lot more caregivers and “definitely looking at paying and supporting them more; reveals plans for a new ‘A team’ of caregivers for the most troubled kids. Wed be looking for some people with some extra … Read more »

The Nation: CYF; chair of China’s Foreign Affairs committee

Press Release – The Nation

Another damning report of Child, Youth and Family this week, so what happens next? We talk to Social Development Minister Anne Tolley about her plans to overhaul the organisation and whether that means more funding or just a moving of deckchairs. Read more »

Flicks introduce ‘Show Me The Movie’

Press Release –

Flicks introduce ‘Show Me The Movie’, a new website to cut through the confusion of on demand video Read more »

Māori Television launches App

Press Release – Maori Television

Mori Television has launched a bilingual mobile App Mori Television Connect to support the growing demand for access to content via smart phones. Read more »

Now that Content is King, has the News Become a Pawn?

Press Release – CAANZ

With the proliferation of communication channels, media companies are changing their offering. How is New Zealand responding to this new era of media and marketing? And what does it mean for marketers, agencies and consumers? Read more »

Minister welcomes report on consumer issues

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A report by the Commerce Commission provides a useful snapshot of issues affecting consumers and competition levels in 2014, Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Paul Goldsmith says. I welcome this report by the Commerce Commission, Mr Goldsmith … Read more »

Sky TV slimmed-down board seeks 27% hike to directors’ fees

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Sky Network Television, the country’s dominant pay-TV operator, will ask shareholders to lift the pool of directors’ fees 27 percent for a slimmed-down board, saying it needs to pay more to attract and retain quality members. Read more »

Rod Oram to deliver the 2015 Bruce Jesson Lecture

Press Release – Bruce Jesson Foundation

The feeble state of business journalism in New Zealand and around the world is but a subset of journalisms general decline. To try to survive financially, many media organisations are increasingly blurring the distinction between journalism and advertising, … Read more »

Joyce: NZers will be in favour of more foreign investment

Press Release – Television New Zealand

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce told TV Ones Q+A programme that his Government wants more foreign investment in New Zealand companies and he thinks New Zealanders will be in favour of it. Read more »

Lisa Owen interviews Green Party co-leader James Shaw

Press Release – The Nation

Shaw says the Greens havent spoken to Labour yet about a joined-up policy presentation, but will float it because its important for voters to see what an alternative government will look like Owen: So it is something youd like to achieve? Shaw: … Read more »

Patrick Gower interviews Labour leader Andrew Little

Press Release – The Nation

Little says New Zealanders tiring of focus group-driven politics and a transactional government; voters are looking for value-driven leadership Read more »

Lisa Owen interviews Steven Joyce

Press Release – The Nation

Joyce says Nationals biggest disappointments this term are Northland by-election loss and failure to push through RMA reform; proudest moments include good achievements in the economy, Korean free trade deal, raising benefits and free healthcare for … Read more »

Patrick Gower interviews NZ First leader Winston Peters

Press Release – The Nation

Says theres precedent for a Prime Minister coming from a second biggest party in a coalition, in 1932 Read more »

New Zealanders to vote for our backcountry flag

Press Release – Wilderness Magazine

While the government spends $26m deciding whether or not to change the national flag, a flag competition costing the taxpayer precisely nothing is now down to a public vote. Read more »

Family Group Welcomes Demise of ZOO

Press Release – Family First Lobby

Family First NZ is welcoming the demise of ZOO magazine and gives some of the credit to groups in both Australia and here in NZ who spoke up and highlighted the misogynistic and harmful messages which were being normalised in the publication and other similar … Read more »

The World’s Smallest Queue For The Year’s Biggest Phone Launch

Press Release – Spark NZ

Scoop Editor & Publisher Alastair Thompson’s mini-me has joinedthe world’s smallest queue for this year’s biggest phone launch #WorldsSmallestQueue Read more »

Lionbridge verifies Flintfox claims of super-fast speeds

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Flintfox International has gained credibility for claims of super-fast speeds for its nPrice pricing engine after the software was verified by a testing firm used in the Microsoft Partner programme. Read more »

Absconder back in Police custody

Press Release – New Zealand Police

A man wanted by Police after breaching his home detention conditions earlier this month when he removed his electronic monitoring anklet is now in Police custody. Read more »

Clemenger Group launches Flare content production company

Press Release – Porter Novelli

Today, Clemenger Group Executive Chairman, Robert Morgan, announced the official launch of Flare a content production company within the BBDO agencies across Australia and New Zealand. Flare was started earlier this year across Melbourne, … Read more »

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