Kiwis to Miss Out on Another Great Olympic Moment

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Most New Zealanders yet again will not have a chance to see live action of a top Kiwi going for gold at the Rio Olympics when Lisa Carrington defends her title later tonight, says New Zealand Firsts Sport and Recreation spokesman, Clayton Mitchell. Read more »

Consumers will miss out if Vodafone/Sky Merger goes ahead

Press Release – 2Degrees

International experience shows a merger between Sky TV and Vodafone would be bad for consumers, creating a company with the ability – and incentive – to use premium live sports content to stifle competition. Read more »

Sky TV merger to give Vodafone strangehold on internet TV

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Allowing Sky Network Television to merge with the New Zealand operations of Vodafone will entrench Vodafone’s control of premium content, particularly major sports events, and stifle competition in the internet and streaming TV markets, … Read more »

NZME Supports New Zealand Blood Service

Press Release – NZME.

16 August 2016 Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed that many of New Zealand Media and Entertainments (NZME) publishing and radio brands dropped a couple of vowels from the mastheads on their digital sites and newspapers yesterday. Read more »

Spark New Zealand formally opposes Sky TV / Vodafone merger

Press Release – Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand said today it has made a submission to the Commerce Commission, New Zealands competition regulator, formally opposing the proposed merger between Sky Network Television Ltd (Sky) and Vodafone New Zealand (Vodafone). Read more »

Rewa victims call for re-prosecution

Press Release – Stuff Circuit

Rewa victims call for re-prosecution A Stuff Circuit investigation has led to three victims of serial rapist Malcolm Rewa calling on the police to prosecute him a third time over the murder of Susan Burdett. Two of those women went to court to have their … Read more »

Reports About Violence And Abuse on Nauru 100% Accurate

Press Release – TVNZ

Natasha Blucher, and Australian woman who worked for Save the Children in Nauru in 2014 for a period, says horrific accounts of sexual abuse, assault and self-harm contained at the detention camps in a leak of thousands of documents to The Guardian … Read more »

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Phil Twyford

Press Release – The Nation

Labour housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says Housing New Zealand has been selling state houses for below the official valuations Read more »

On The Nation: Auckland mayoral debate

Press Release – The Nation

Auckland mayoral candidate Phil Goff says the Transport Minister has given the green light to replace the Interim Transport Levy with road user charges Read more »

Q + A – Sunday August 14

Press Release – TVNZ

1. The latest results from the New Zealands Olympic athletes competing in Rio over the weekend. Read more »

Rejection of Sky injunction a good for press freedom

Press Release – Fairfax Media

Today’s decision to dismiss Sky’s injunction on Fairfax Media’s coverage is a win for New Zealanders, and for press freedom in New Zealand, said Sinead Boucher, Group Executive Editor, Fairfax Media. Read more »

Olympic Coverage Judgment: Sky vs Fairfax NZ

Press Release – New Zealand High Court

Sky Network Television Ltd (Sky) commenced proceedings three days ago against Fairfax New Zealand Ltd (Fairfax), which was in turn three days after the opening ceremony for the Rio Olympic Games took place. Read more »

Insurance Council will consider ousting Youi

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 12 (BusinessDesk) – The board of the Insurance Council of New Zealand will next month consider terminating the membership of South African-owned insurer Youi NZ after it agreed to plead guilty to 15 charges relating to misleading sales practices. Read more »

Media perceptions of the EU in the UK and NZ

Press Release – Europe House

A lively debate on media perceptions of the EU, comparing New Zealand to the United Kingdom, was played out at the Europe House at Auckland University of Technology on 14 July 2016. Read more »

Hosking Not Worrying About Ordinary Kiwis

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Broadcaster Mike Hosking wants the public to keep paying to watch our Olympians live but how many would pay to watch him on television, says New Zealand First. Read more »

New Zealand’s Silence On Nauru is Complicity

Press Release – WagePeaceNZ

The abuse revealed in over 8,000 pages of incident reports on Australias offshore detention prisons by The Guardian yesterday signals another troubling fact, the New Zealand government has chosen to remain silent over the grave concern of inhumane … Read more »

Rove Mcmanus to Guest Host Episode of 7 Days

Press Release – Mediaworks

Rove McManus will be hosting an episode of TV3s popular comedy panel show 7 Days which will be broadcast on Friday 26 August, 9.30pm on TV3. Read more »

The Real Housewives of Auckland premieres on 22nd August

Press Release – Bravo New Zealand

The unmissable TV event of the year to premiere over two nights: Monday August 22 and Tuesday August 23 at 8:30pm Read more »

Entries open for the 2016 Rural Women NZ Journalism Award

Press Release – Rural Women New Zealand

Rural Women New Zealand is offering the Journalism Award in a partnership with the New Zealand Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators. Read more »

Fairfax committed to minority stake through transition

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 10 (BusinessDesk) – Sydney-based publisher Fairfax Media says it expects to hold a minority shareholding in the merged company it is seeking to create with current rival New Zealand publisher, NZME, and the Fairfax New Zealand assets, at least for … Read more »

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