Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


BusinessDesk to deepen coverage of commercial innovation

BusinessDesk to deepen coverage of commercial innovation

New Zealand’s independent business news service, BusinessDesk, is to deepen its coverage of commercial innovation with assistance from Callaghan Innovation.

Callaghan will partially fund a senior journalist’s position on an arms-length basis to allow BusinessDesk to devote more resource to covering the wide range of emerging New Zealand businesses using science, innovation and knowledge to build new markets.

“At the core of this agreement is Callaghan Innovation’s acceptance that BusinessDesk offers a uniquely wide reach into New Zealand and Australian media outlets through its six year-old business wire news service,” say BusinessDesk principals, Pattrick Smellie and Jonathan Underhill.

BusinessDesk is pleased to have secured Fiona Rotherham, currently managing editor for Fairfax Media’s BusinessDay service in New Zealand, to lead its increased coverage of the commercialisation of innovation.

“As one of New Zealand’s most respected business journalists and a former editor of Unlimited magazine, which pioneered coverage in this area, Fiona has a proven track record for following the fortunes of New Zealand’s emerging new companies.”

For its part, BusinessDesk will continue to apply the same independent news judgement to all stories.

“We are interested in reporting stories of new businesses that have made sales, signed contracts for supply, or are raising capital from public or private equity sources,” say Smellie and Underhill. “Just inventing something, winning an award, or claiming a new venture is ground-breaking won’t cut it.

“Likewise, favouring Callaghan in coverage would benefit neither party.

“We welcome Callaghan’s decision to back the proposal we developed to deepen coverage in an important part of the New Zealand economy, in an age of shrinking newsrooms and the lure of better paid careers elsewhere for experienced journalists.”

The 18 month arrangement will be reviewed at regular intervals by both parties and may be contested at its conclusion. Its public notification is intended to ensure the arrangement is transparent to BusinessDesk’s customers and readers.

Coverage will be independently sourced, but BusinessDesk stories that quote Callaghan Innovation will carry a disclosure about the Callaghan contract.

(ends)

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Farming: Alliance Plans To Start Docking Farmer Payments

Alliance Group, New Zealand's second-largest meat cooperative, plans to start withholding some stock payments to its farmers from next week to bolster its balance sheet and force suppliers to meet their share requirements. More>>

ALSO:

Gambling: SkyCity First Half Profit Rises 30%, Helped By High Rollers

SkyCity anticipates the Auckland business will benefit from government gaming concessions which were triggered on Nov. 11 in recognition of SkyCity’s $470 million Convention Centre development. Morrison said the concessions would allow the Auckland business to lift its activity during peak period, noting it had a record revenue week over the Christmas and New Year period. More>>

ALSO:

Money For Light: Kiwi Scientists Secure Preferential Access To Synchrotron

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced a three-year investment of $2.8 million in the Australian Synchrotron, the largest piece of scientific infrastructure in the Southern Hemisphere, to secure preferential access for Kiwi scientists. More>>

Telco Industry Report: Investment Hits $1.7 Bln A Year

Investment in the telecommunications sector is $1.7 billion a year, proportionately one of the highest levels in the OECD, according to a report released today on the status of the New Zealand sector. More>>

ALSO:

PGPs: New Programme Sets Sights On Strong Wool

A new collaboration between The New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), announced today, aims to deliver premiums for New Zealand's strong wool sector... More>>

ALSO:

Restrictions Lifted: No Further Tau Flies Found

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) confirms that all restrictions on the movement of fruit and vegetables in Manurewa, Auckland, due to the Tau fly, have been lifted as of 2.26pm on Sunday 7 February. More>>

Crowdfinding: Awaroa Beach To Become Public Land If Appeal Succeeds

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says a privately-owned beach will become part of the Abel Tasman National Park if an online crowdfunding campaign to buy it succeeds... More>>

ALSO:

Meat Workers Union: Waitangi Mondayisation Flaunted By Large Employer Of Maori

At the AFFCO Talley owned meat plant in Rangiuru, the company has resorted to bullying and threats... saying they could be disciplined and their union sued for an unlawful strike if workers exercise their rights to a paid day off tomorrow. More>>

Earlier:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news