NZME boss Boggs’s pay-packet eclipsed by mystery millionaire

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – NZME chief executive Michael Boggs was the second highest-paid employee at the radio network operator and newspaper publisher last year, with a mystery million-dollar staffer taking the top pay packet. Read more »

PSA supports call for restored RNZ funding

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association supports the Green Partys call to restore Radio New Zealands (RNZ) frozen funding to a serviceable level, which was announced today by MP Gareth Hughes alongside a contestable Public Interest Journalism Fund. Read more »

Complaint on story published by the Herald and NewstalkZB

Press Release – Nicky Hager

Notice to media: Please take note of the following complaint on a story published by the Herald and NewstalkZB Read more »

Greens propose Public Interest Journalism Fund

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party has today announced that, in government, it will establish a contestable Public Interest Journalism Fund and restore Radio New Zealands (RNZ) frozen funding to inflation-adjusted 2008 levels. The $3 million annual fund will be available through … Read more »

Taboola Expands in Asia-Pacific

Press Release – Taboola

New Zealands Largest Independent Broadcaster Taps Taboola To Grow Audience, Revenue and Engagement on Desktop and Mobile Read more »

Warren Leslie inducted as PrintNZ Life Member

Press Release – PrintNZ

Former PrintNZ president Warren Leslie has become only the fourth person in the last 17 years to be bestowed with Life Membership of PrintNZ. Read more »

Healthy Food Guide evolves online offering

Press Release – Healthy Food Media Limited

As media evolves and new business models develop, one leading kiwi magazine is extending its reach into corporate wellness. Healthy Food Guide is launching a corporate wellness product along with a paywall for website users. Many organisations are wanting … Read more »

Rejecting merger on plurality grounds ‘illogical & incomplete’

Article – BusinessDesk

March 29 (BusinessDesk) – The Commerce Commission’s concerns that a merger of dominant news publishers NZME and Fairfax New Zealand would stifle the number of voices in the media is a backward-looking assessment that would be “illogical and incomplete”, … Read more »

Further extension to NZME/Fairfax merger

Press Release – Commerce Commission

On Wednesday 22 March the Commission received a lengthy submission from NZME and Fairfax providing further analysis and expert evidence in support of its merger authorisation application. Public versions of this submission and an expert report have now been … Read more »

MediaWorks Radio CEO, Wendy Palmer has decided to step down

Press Release – Mediaworks

Wendy has been with MediaWorks Radio almost 12 years – the last three of which have been as CEO Radio where she has led the business to its number one position in the market – with its highest ever ratings achieved last year. Read more »

Huge turnout for final public investigation

Press Release – ActionStation

Over 140 people packed a school hall in Mt Eden, Auckland yesterday to take part in the final event of the Peoples Commission on Public Broadcasting and Media – a crowdfunded public inquiry into the state of public broadcasting and media in … Read more »

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 »

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