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DEGNZ Selects Tusi Tamasese for International Mentorship

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:23:26 +1300 | Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand

The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ (DEGNZ) is pleased to announce the selection of filmmaker Tusi Tamasese as the recipient of the first DEGNZ International Director Mentorship.More >>

Winners of Rex Mason Prize announced

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:03:20 +1300 | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society has announced the winners of New Zealand’s longest-established legal writing award, the Honourable Rex Mason Prize for Excellence in Legal Writing. More >>

Malcolm Aitken on Duncan Garner’s local government column

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:45:06 +1300 | Malcolm Aitken

Duncan Garner’s Squeals of self-interest in the Dominion Post in early December supporting local government amalgamation in Wellington was entertaining and interesting. However the piece also, with respect and it is important we can have a lively, ...More >>

Killing Ragheads for Jesus

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:26:33 +1300 | Chris Hedges

“American Sniper” lionizes the most despicable aspects of U.S. society—the gun culture, the blind adoration of the military, the belief that we have an innate right as a “Christian” nation to exterminate the “lesser breeds” of the earth, ...More >>

The court is in session: Better Call Saul on Lightbox

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:07:15 +1300 | Lightbox

If you liked Breaking Bad, you’re going to love this. Online TV service Lightbox has confirmed 2015’s most anticipated TV show – Better Call Saul – will be available exclusively to New Zealand subscribers from 8pm on February 9.More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Eleanor Catton rumpus

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:45:41 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

If anyone was in doubt about the accuracy of the comments made in India by Eleanor Catton, the reaction from some quarters here at home has gone a long way to proving her point. By ‘some quarters’, I mean (a) RadioLive host Sean Plunket who called ...More >>

Wake Up To Maori Televeision On Waitangi Day

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:22:41 +1300 | Maori Television

Māori Television is celebrating ATA MĀRIE – WAITANGI 2015 with a two-hour live-to-air broadcast to get your day started on February 6. More >>

Google hands data to US Govt in WikiLeaks espionage case

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:22:46 +1300 | Wikileaks

Today, WikiLeaks' lawyers have written to Google and the US Department of Justice concerning a serious violation of the privacy and journalistic rights of WikiLeaks' staff. Investigations editor Sarah Harrison, Section Editor Joseph Farrell and senior ...More >>

Top Gear Races to New Home on TV3

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:26:30 +1300 | Mediaworks

Tuesday 27 January 2015: MediaWorks and BBC Worldwide ANZ today announced that they have signed a long-term commitment to broadcast Top Gear on TV3 in New Zealand. More >>

Sexual violence threats toward Taranaki journalist

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:15:43 +1300 | Wellington Rape Crisis

Wellington Rape Crisis agency manager Eleanor Butterworth says, ‘the sense of anonymity that people seem to feel when using forums like Facebook, Twitter and blogging has come with it a disturbing shift in what is considered normal when it comes to the ...More >>

Responsible dog ownership is not a matter of race says SPCA

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:39:30 +1300 | RNZSPCA

The Royal New Zealand SPCA strongly disagrees with Bob Kerridge’s recent comments in the media in which he links ethnicity with the high number of dog attacks in South Auckland.More >>

Barrett Brown Jailed : The Sentencing of American Journalism

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:09:28 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

“The US government decided today that because I did such a good job investigating the cyber-industrial complex, they’re now going to send me to investigate the prison-industrial complex." - Barrett Brown. More >>

Pay Any Price - Greed, Power and Endless War - Book Review

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:03:26 +1300 | Jim Miles

Following the events in Paris at Hebdo Charlie and the accompanying media frenzy concerning freedom of expression and freedom of the press, James Risen’s recent book Pay Any Price becomes, ironically, even more important than its original intention ...More >>

Recruiting for Fox/US Army: American Sniper & Atrocity Porn

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:57:55 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

If ever the direction of a film and the shape of a particular narrative of US history, as written by, say, the fiction set on Fox News, could come together, then American Sniper is it. Not that you will have director Clint Eastwood, screenwriter Jason ...More >>

Stereotyping ethnic groups as irresponsible pet owners wrong

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:36:19 +1300 | Human Rights Commission

Sweeping claims by an SPCA spokesman stereotyping entire races as irresponsible people who don’t care about their pets are “unhelpful, wrong and incredibly offensive to a lot of people” says Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy.More >>

Finalists for New Zealander of the Year 2015

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:13:11 +1300 | New Zealander Of The Year Awards

The New Zealander of the Year 2015 Awards Office is pleased to announce the three people being considered for 2015’s Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year. They are: • Julie Chapman: CEO and founder, KidsCan (Auckland) • Sir John Kirwan: Rugby ...More >>

How Freelancers & Bloggers Inform NZ's $23 Bn ICT Industry

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:07:09 +1300 | The State of NZ News Media

In his reflection for this "The State of NZ News Media" public conversation series he provides an overview of the current state of NZ Technology reporting and concludes the current state of technology journalism is serving neither readers nor NZ's $23 ...More >>

Korero Mai Kia Ahau: Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 January 2015

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:11:17 +1300 | Radio Waatea 603 AM

Broadcast on Waatea 603AM Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Sunday 12.00 - 12.30pm Both shows repeated 5.00pm - 6.00pm on Sunday More >>

SMC Deadline: Fishy supplements, missing rock wren and RMA

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:49:47 +1300 | Science Media Centre

New from the SMC ‘Fishy’ labels for fish oil supplements Formaldehyde in e-cigarettes – expert responds Proposed Resource Management Act changes- experts respond Fish oil capsules fall short on quality, freshness – experts respond 2014 hottest year ...More >>

Boomers, Seniors Feel Tech Companies Talk Down to them

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:00:14 +1300 | AVG Technologies

Nearly half (49%) of Kiwi’s over 50 feel patronized by technology companies according to the results of the latest study by AVG Technologies. AVG surveyed almost six thousand people over the age of 50 about their technology habits and opinions as part of the ...More >>


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