Proposed newspaper merger is bad news

Press Release – Green Party

The proposed merger of New Zealands largest newspaper publishers is bad news for a diverse media environment and shows the need for independent regulation to oversee media ownership issues, the Green Party said. A free, diverse, and competitive … Read more »

Call for voices in support of greater Maori representation

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

Tuesday, 10 May 2016: Indigenous Rights Commissioner, Karen Johansen, has said that now is the time for meaningful conversations to take place around Maori participation and representation in Local Government. Read more »

Union fears proposed merger will cost jobs and stifle debate

Press Release – E Tu

The journalists union, E t says it has grave concerns about the proposed merger of the New Zealand assets of NZME and Fairfax Media. Read more »

APN, Fairfax in talks to merge NZ media businesses

Article – BusinessDesk

May 11 (BusinessDesk) – APN News & Media and Fairfax Media are in talks about a potential merger of their New Zealand media assets this year, and APN has separately outlined plans to demerge its NZME unit. Read more »

Proposed Demerger of NZME

Press Release – APN News and Media

Independent Board and management team for each business Sir John Anderson appointed Chairman of NZME Read more »

Fairfax and APN in Exclusive Discussions on NZ Merger

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

Fairfax and APN in Exclusive Discussions to Explore the Merger of Their New Zealand Businesses Read more »

Union congratulates investigation into Panama Papers

Press Release – E tu

The journalists union, E t has congratulated the journalists who have worked together to illuminate the New Zealand connection with the so-called Panama Papers. Read more »

Mediaworks Radio Remains Number One in Every Major Market

Press Release – Mediaworks

On Thursday, in the first GFK NZ Major Markets Commercial Radio Survey, MediaWorks retained its position as the number one commercial radio network in every major market. Read more »

NZ PR firms punch above their weight in prestigious awards

Press Release – Released via Glass Tower

NZ PR firms punch above their weight in prestigious awards. Two New Zealand companies have been named as finalists in the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Gold Quill Agency of the Year awards. Glass Tower , based in Auckland and … Read more »

NZ newsrooms work together on Panama Papers investigation

Press Release – TVNZ

This morning, a major investigative collaboration between ONE News, RNZ News and journalist and author Nicky Hager exposes more New Zealand links to secret offshore trusts that are operating in this country to avoid paying tax. Its the biggest … Read more »

Well Done, Mr Weldon!

Press Release – Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

Well Done, Mr Weldon! First You Stuffed TV3, Then You Stuffed Yourself It was one of those fascinating contradictions of capitalism that the foreign-owned TV3 always took its journalistic obligations more seriously than the State-owned TVNZ. Sadly … Read more »

This weekend on The Nation: Pharmac, Health, Cannabis

Press Release – TV3’s ‘The Nation’

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman announced a funding boost for Pharmac this week, to go towards a melonoma drug. So has the Government caved to public pressure? And with critics saying health funding is dropping in real terms, is the sector being … Read more »

Radio NZ Starvation Leading to State Asset Sales

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is appalled that starvation funding by the National Government has forced Radio NZ to consider selling public assets. Read more »

Reserve Bank bans MediaWorks from media conferences

Article – BusinessDesk

May 6 (BusinessDesk) – The Reserve Bank has banned MediaWorks from its media conferences until further notice as punishment for its journalists leaking sensitive market information from the Official Cash Rate cut decision in March. Read more »

NZME Reclaims Number One in News, Sport And Entertainment

Press Release – NZME

NZME RECLAIMS NUMBER ONE IN NEWS, SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT 5 May 2016 The results for the first 2016 GfK independent radio survey have been released. More people are listening to commercial radio in New Zealand, (up by more than 240,000 people) … Read more »

Mediaworks Radio Remains Number One in Every Major Market

Press Release – Mediaworks

Mediaworks Radio Remains Number One in Every Major Market FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, CRACKS MORE THAN 1 MILLION LISTENERS IN BREAKFAST PAUL HENRY GROWS AUDIENCE ACROSS EVERY MAJOR MARKET In the first GFK NZ Major Markets Commercial Radio Survey, MediaWorks … Read more »

Mangere’s youth speak up against negative stereotyping

Press Release – 275 Times

When Paul Lesoa decided to write a message to his favorite community news page, Mangeres 275 Times, he never thought itd get to this. The 15-year-old Mangere College student had been hearing a lot of negative stuff in the news about recent events in Mangere … Read more »

eMagic Announces the New Search Marketing Solution Launch

Press Release – emagic

eMagic , an established SEO agency in Auckland, New Zealand, is pleased to announce the launch of their new search engine marketing solution called SearchMagic. Read more »

Mark Weldon resignation – academic comment

Press Release – Dr Cathy Strong

Reaction to the shock resignation of MediaWorks chief executive Mark Weldon this morning has flooded social media, with most of the commentary celebrating his departure. Commentary from Massey university journalism lecturer Dr Cathy Strong appears below. Read more »

Mark Weldon To Step Down as MediaWorks CEO

Press Release – Mediaworks

Mark Weldon To Step Down as MediaWorks CEO Today the MediaWorks Board has announced that Mark Weldon has resigned from his position as CEO. The Board has accepted Mark’s resignation and respects his decision. Mark Weldon commented: I wish to share … Read more »

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