Giggling Gerties are scaring away audiences Nobody in New Zealand public life has left such a vacuum of such black hole dimensions as television broadcaster Paul Holmes. To television he was truly irreplaceable. This is why they are out on the streets now looking for a replacement. The word “streets” is important here because this is the location in which is likely to dwell the new talent. Other search locations have proven to be dry wells. The broadcasters have tried re-processing broadcasting types from previous eras. Most people only became aware of their particular shows when bearded characters marched down…
National Press Club president Peter Isaac interviewed about Commerce Commission upset merger veto....... Napier - MSCNewsWire, Tuesday 15 November 2016 If someone from the two chains contacted you and asked, What should we do now? What would you tell them?My instruction would be to turn their strategy on its head and go in next time at this democratic literary end which means furnishing evidence of the freedom that the two pending proprietorial partners already allocate to their individual newspaper editors, and have done for many years. The Commerce Commission would require evidence?The Commerce Commission response indicates that it wants working…
Adjudicator wants new angle on proposed merger filed by March 2017 deadline Just as everyone else including the proprietors themselves were giving up on newspapers the Commerce Commission has seized the print cause with a vigour and enthusiasm absent for many years now from the industry itself. The Commission which arbitrates on New Zealand’s mergers and acquisitions from the competitive point of view has fastened upon newspaper diversity as their reason for vetoing the merger of the nation’s two newspaper publishing chains, the locally owned NZME and the Australian owned Fairfax. As if mirroring the newspaper editorial quest for a…