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Government Needs To Reverse Community Newspaper Ban Quickly

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 11:57:35 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s decision to close down all community and weekly papers must be reversed, National’s Economic Development and Small Business spokesperson Todd McClay says. “The decision that only paid daily newspapers can continue to publish ...More >>

Daily Fitness Workouts From Les Mills & TVNZ.

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 09:10:20 +1300 | TVNZ

Les Mills and TVNZ are thrilled to be working together to offer all New Zealanders free-to-air access to renowned Les Mills Group Fitness classes daily, from Monday 30th March. As the nation faces the COVID-19 pandemic with a sustained lock down ...More >>

BSA Finds Seven Sharp Misled Viewers Regarding ANZ Customer’s Bomb Threat

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 11:14:36 +1300 | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority ( BSA ) has found that an item on TVNZ’s Seven Sharp was misleading and breached the accuracy broadcasting standard. In the item the Seven Sharp host interviewed a former customer of ANZ who had had a dispute ...More >>

Mediaworks’ Local Entertainment Productions Stand Down During Covid-19 Threat

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 11:08:21 +1300 | Mediaworks NZ Ltd

MediaWorks has made some decisions about the production and airing of its planned local content over the lockdown period. During this unprecedented time, it is crucial that all New Zealanders have access to the most up-to-date information regarding ...More >>

NZ Screen Industry Announces COVID-19 Pan-Sector Response

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 11:32:43 +1300 | Screen Sector COVID-19 Action Group

In response to the immediate impact of COVID-19 on the New Zealand screen industry, the sector has today announced the formation of the Screen Sector COVID-19 Action Group and a screen-specific online information hub . . While the indeterminate hiatus ...More >>

Māni Dunlop To Host Revamped Midday Report On RNZ National

Fri, 20 Mar 2020 19:01:40 +1300 | RNZ

Māni Dunlop, he uri o Ngāpuhi, is to present the midday news programme Midday Report on RNZ National. She becomes the first Māori presenter to host a regular weekday news programme on RNZ. Māni Dunlop joined RNZ as an intern at the end of ...More >>

Mataura Licensing Trust NZ Gold Guitars Award 2020 Cancelled

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 02:43:13 +1300 | Gold Guitar Awards

Due to the ongoing seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic, the MLT NZ Gold Guitar Awards have made the difficult decision to cancel our Awards 2020. We understand that our competitors, judges, band members, volunteers, event organisers and audience ...More >>

Spark Sport Opens Its Platform Up To All New Zealanders At No Charge

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 10:56:15 +1300 | Spark Sport

  Spark Sport has announced that it will open up its platform for no charge for existing and new customers until May, giving access to 6 sports channels and hundreds of hours of on demand sport content as COVID-19 continues to impact live ...More >>

Coronavirus Is A Huge Story, So Journalists Must Apply Highest Ethical Standards In How They Tell It

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 10:28:43 +1300 | The Conversation

The reason for this lies in an inherent conflict between two ethical obligations: the obligation to truth-telling and the obligation not to add unjustifiably to public anxiety. More >>

Iran: Targeting Of Journalists Threatens Freedom Of Press, Say UN Experts

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 10:01:40 +1300 | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (11 March 2020) – A group of UN human rights experts* have once again voiced alarm at the targeting of journalists working for the BBC and other broadcasters, and their families by Iranian authorities. “Journalists working for the BBC Persian ...More >>

Superfanz Closes 7-figure Seed Round To Solve Creators' Pain Points

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 08:35:48 +1300 | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

SINGAPORE, Mar 11, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Superfanz, a pan-Asian startup with a clear focus on solving creators' pain points, has closed a 7-figure seed round, following a 6-figure angel round led by a prominent investor and tech entrepreneur in July ...More >>

RNZ Concert and new RNZ music station documents revealed

Wed, 11 Mar 2020 09:58:21 +1300 | RNZ

Fresh details have come to light detailing RNZ's multi-media youth radio station that had been proposed to replace RNZ Concert on FM. More >>

Kiwi Journalists Featured In New Podcast, Friday Prayers

Mon, 9 Mar 2020 11:23:42 +1300 | Christian Broadcasting Association

  A new podcast has unveiled raw, firsthand stories of Kiwi journalists who reported from the frontlines of Christchurch’s Mosque Attacks. Friday Prayers is a six-part podcast series featuring honest interviews with New Zealand journalists ...More >>

New Chief Executive Appointed To NZ On Air

Mon, 9 Mar 2020 11:09:34 +1300 | NZ On Air

NZ On Air has appointed Cameron Harland to lead the public media agency. He will take up the Chief Executive reins from Tuesday 17 March. Mr Harland is an experienced leader in the screen, sports and marketing sectors. He comes to NZ On Air from a ...More >>

'Saturday Night Live' Study Reveals Demand Driven By Former Cast Members

Mon, 9 Mar 2020 08:14:46 +1300 | Parrot Analytics

US demand for the current season of NBC's Saturday Night Live has been the highest following episodes hosted by former cast members, Parrot Analytics has found. This indicates the SNL fanbase is enthusiastic about seeing familiar faces return to the ...More >>

Student Sport For Sale

Fri, 6 Mar 2020 08:29:06 +1300 | New Zealand Amateur Sport Association

Recent media reports indicating that the rights to broadcast certain student sport competitions have been sold by New Zealand secondary school sport’s governing body, underscores the increasing alarm over decreasing teenage participation in sport and ...More >>

Dunedin In The Spotlight As The Power Of The Dog Films In The City

Fri, 6 Mar 2020 07:48:04 +1300 | Enterprise Dunedin

Dunedin’s varied locations are a key draw card for attracting productions such as director Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog , filming in the city now, with the DCC-owned Parry Street studio facility enabling ease of production within the ...More >>

Family In COVID-19 Isolation Requires Restraint And Calm

Wed, 4 Mar 2020 23:08:59 +1300 | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is asking for restraint and calm as a Kiwi family in isolation for COVID-19 is battered through social media. ARPHS Director Dr William Rainger says the family has done everything right and has minimised ...More >>

DNC Scrambles To Change Debate Threshold After Gabbard Qualifies

Wed, 4 Mar 2020 17:41:12 +1300 | Caitlin Johnstone

On a CNN panel on Monday , host John King spoke with Politico reporter Alex Thompson about the possibility of Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard qualifying on Super Tuesday for the party's primary debate in Phoenix later this month. "I ...More >>

The closure of AAP is yet another blow to public interest journalism in Australia

Wed, 4 Mar 2020 10:24:40 +1300 | The Conversation

AAP has struggled in recent years as newspapers and radio and television stations have sought to cut costs. Its influence in Australian history, however, will not soon be forgotten.More >>

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