WeCreate welcomes government study of creative sector

Press Release – WeCreate

WeCreate, the alliance of New Zealands creative industries, has welcomed MBIEs new report Copyright and the Creative Sector. The report is the result of positive engagement with content creators and creative businesses who were provided with the … Read more »

SKY TV issues profit warning, shares fall 8%

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 14 (BusinessDesk) – Sky Network Television, which is awaiting a decision from the Commerce Commission on a proposed merger with Vodafone New Zealand, cut its 2017 earnings guidance citing rising content costs, and falling revenue and subscribers. … Read more »

New Australian Women’s Weekly NZ Editor Announced

Press Release – Bauer Media

Bauer Media is pleased to announce the appointment of Michele Crawshaw as Editor of The Australian Womens Weekly NZ magazine. Read more »

Statement from Manpower New Zealand

Press Release – Manpower

[re. http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1612/S00163/call-centre-workers-contracts-end-2-weeks-before-christmas.htm ] Read more »

EU Pork and Beef Products Mean Quality, Safety and Tradition

Press Release – Union of Producers and Employers of Meat Industry

The global trend for new and interesting food means peoples food tastes are becoming increasingly varied. Consumers want safe, high quality products, and tender meat thats juicy and aromatic – qualities for which European pork and beef is ranking … Read more »

Dumped Director of Mt Eden: Fight Club Made My Stomach Turn

Press Release – Stuff Circuit

The director of Serco-run Mt Eden Prison has spoken out for the first time, a year after losing his job over the fight club scandal. Read more »

Absolutely Positively Wellington Award for RNZ presenter

Press Release – Wellington City Council

RNZ news reader Vicki McKay will receive an Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian Award for her work during the recent earthquakes, Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has announced. Read more »

Fairfax, NZME downplay redundancies in merger defence

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 13 (BusinessDesk) – Fairfax New Zealand and NZME, the country’s dominant newspaper publishers, downplayed the size of likely job cuts among frontline journalists if the regulator makes an about-face and approves a merger. Read more »

Auckland Transport launches new ‘Drive Drink Free’ campaign

Press Release – Auckland Transport

A new Drive Drink Free campaign has been launched by Auckland Transport, aiming to encourage young Aucklanders not to drink and drive. Read more »

Court Finds Parker Pirates Liable

Press Release – Sky Television

SKY and Duco confirmed today that SKY has obtained judgment against seven individuals who unlawfully streamed the Parker v Haumono fight. Read more »

Margaret Harkema welcomes TV3 apology

Press Release – Margaret Harkema

Hastings horse and dog breeder Margaret Harkema welcomes the broadcast of a fulsome apology to her by TV3 last night. Read more »

Dinosaur treasure trove lures doco crew to Maungataniwha

Press Release – Forest Lifeforce Restoration Trust

Filming has taken place in the Maungataniwha Native Forest in inland Hawkes Bay for a television documentary that looks set to take New Zealand into the homes and hearts of people all around the world. Read more »

Fairfax Media confirms approach by potential buyer

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 8 (BusinessDesk) – Fairfax Media, which plans to merge its New Zealand media business with rival NZME, confirmed speculation it had been approached by a third party about the acquisition of its New Zealand unit, but said it’s not in talks with … Read more »

Bent Spoon, Skeptic of the Year, Bravo Winners Announced

Press Release – Skeptics

The New Zealand Herald has won this year’s Bent Spoon Award from the NZ Skeptics for credulous journalism, being cited for repeatedly publishing articles that clearly disregard the weight of evidence. Read more »

Live Free-to-Air Sports Broadcasts Looking Likely

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Kiwis are in with a chance to watch the British and Irish rugby tour next year live on TV without having to subscribe. Read more »

Readership Continues to Rise for The New Zealand Herald

Press Release – NZME.

8 December 2016 The New Zealand Heralds readership in print and online continues to rise, with newspaper readership growing for the fourth consecutive survey period and digital audiences at record levels. Read more »

Fairfax boss warns of ‘end game’ if merger disallowed

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 7 (BusinessDesk) – The chief executive of Australasian news publisher Fairfax Media, Greg Hywood, warned Commerce Commission hearings on the proposed merger between NZME and Fairfax’s New Zealand assets that it would “become endgame” if the merger … Read more »

Industry, media ‘must ensure consumers get food facts’

Press Release – Food and Grocery Council

The food industry and the media have a responsibility to ensure consumers are receiving information about food based on fact, not fads and hearsay, say two public relations practitioners. Read more »

The BSA And The Terror-tories

Press Release – Shalom.Kiwi

Hey, you didnt forget about The Occupation for a minute did you? No silly, we are not talking about Northern Cyprus, Tibet, Crimea, Balochistan, Western Sahara, or any of the other occupations around the world that you never hear about. Read more »

Destination Wairarapa Launches Beer And Birds Campaign

Press Release – Destination Wairarapa

A campaign inspiring New Zealanders to fly into Palmerston North airport then travel to the Wairarapa via SH2 has been launched by Destination Wairarapa, the regional tourism organisation. Destination Wairarapa marketing manager Barb Hyde says the … Read more »

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