Duncan Garner And Heather Du Plessis-Allan to host new show

Press Release – Mediaworks

Duncan Garner And Heather Du Plessis-Allan to Host Mediaworks New 7pm Current Affairs Show MediaWorks is delighted to announce that Heather du Plessis-Allan and Duncan Garner and will host Story , MediaWorks new current affairs show at 7pm. … Read more »

UPDATE: Sky TV, Spark shares up as Kiwis lose global access

Article – BusinessDesk

June 24 (BusinessDesk) – Sky Network Television and Spark New Zealand shares gained after the consortium of telecommunications companies and broadcasters cut a deal with rebel internet service providers, effectively blocking Kiwis from accessing … Read more »

High Court proceedings – Arnold v Fairfax and Shadbolt

Press Release – Karen Arnold

Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt is facing High Court defamation proceedings issued by one of his city councillors. Read more »

NZ ISPs to stop ‘global mode’ from September

Article – BusinessDesk

June 24 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand internet service providers offering their customers the ability to circumvent regional restrictions on content they can access over the web will stop offering those services from September in a deal cut with broadcasters … Read more »

Minister Alters Official Record of Parliament

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The Minister for Maori Development, Te Ururoa Flavell, has been caught making false statements in Parliament, and now changing the official Hansard record, says New Zealand First. Read more »

New York Gold for Radio New Zealand

Press Release – Radio New Zealand Limited

Radio New Zealand has won one gold and two silver awards against strong international competition at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards announced in New York this morning. (NZ time) Read more »

MediaWorks apologises to John Tamihere

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

MediaWorks has apologised publically and made a confidential settlement with former Labour MP John Tamihere over the ex-talkback hosts departure from RadioLive. (Full agreed apology below). Read more »

Lisa Owen interviews Conservative Party board member

Press Release – The Nation

John Stringer reveals he wrote to the party about a year ago concerned about the awkwardness in the relationship between Colin Craig and Press Secretary Rachel MacGregor and predicting it would blow up in Colins face during the … Read more »

Race Relations Office declines to rule on car advertising

Press Release – 2 Cheap Cars

The Race Relations Office of the Human Rights Commission has declined to rule on the use of the term Jap import cars in advertising by the countrys largest importer and retailer of used Japanese vehicles. Read more »

RA refute claims client numbers were inflated

Press Release – Relationships Aotearoa

The Interim Board of Relationships Aotearoa (RA) reject claims in the media this week that client numbers were inflated. Read more »

Damaging claims have no basis

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Mori Development Minister questions the integrity of Labours Broadcasting Spokesperson Clare Curran who has attempted to stitch together a scandal. Read more »

NZME Appoint New Editor for The New Zealand Herald

Press Release – NZME.

NZME Appoint New Editor for The New Zealand Herald 18 June 2015 – One of New Zealand’s most respected journalists and newsroom leaders, Otago Daily Times editor Murray Kirkness, is the new weekday editor of The New Zealand Herald . Herald Managing Editor … Read more »

Oaktree executes MediaWorks takeover

Article – BusinessDesk

June 5 (BusinessDesk) – US hedge fund Oaktree Capital has completed its takeover of MediaWorks Investments, with filings to the Companies Office today confirming rumours it had taken 100 percent ownership of the media company. Read more »

PRINZ honours Joseph Peart with outstanding APR graduate Awa

Press Release – PRINZ

The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) has recognised the late Joseph Peart by naming the top accreditation in public relations (APR) student award in his honour. Christchurch-based Annemarie Mora, Manager of Engagement and Communications, … Read more »

Lisa Owen interviews Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei

Press Release – The Nation

Turei says new male co-leader won’t lead to any radical changes in direction for the party Read more »

Let journalism shine’ plea as Campbell Live host bows out

Article – Pacific Media Centre

http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/nz-let-journalism-shine-plea-campbell-live-host-bows-out-9292 Read more »

New Era for the Breeze

Press Release – Mediaworks

New Era for the Breeze Robert Scott Moves to Drive, Robert Rakete And Anna Thomas to Host Breakfast The Breeze has named Robert Scott as the new host of the stations nationwide Drive show, starting on Monday, 8 June. He replaces Mark Leishman, who … Read more »

Massive changes proposed at Fairfax

Press Release – EPMU

Massive changes proposed at Fairfax Reporters and editorial staff at Fairfax Media have been informed today of a massive suite of changes to the media company, including the disestablishment of some roles. The changes proposed by Fairfax represent … Read more »

Fairfax moves to create Modern Newsroom

Press Release – Fairfax Media

Fairfax Media New Zealand continues its newsroom transformation this week, with a proposal to further organise its editorial operations into focused, local teams and specialist national topic areas. Read more »

Public broadcasting takes big hit under National Government

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Public broadcasting funding has been cut by 25 per cent in real terms since the National Government took office in 2009, leading to the erosion of our once world-class news and current affairs culture, says Labour Broadcasting Spokesperson Clare Curran. Read more »

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