Tag: MediaWorks

MediaWorks, toxic work cultures and why HR isn’t a fix for everything

A New Zealand survey found that a majority of students studying HR would be unlikely to raise the matter if they themselves witnessed sexual harassment.

‘A culture of acceptance of misconduct’: The MediaWorks review, explained

'I would like to unreservedly apologise on behalf of MediaWorks for MediaWorks’ failures over the past years.'

A glossary of New Zealand gossip

Need a refresher on the who, what and why of local gossip? We're here to help.

A blockbuster media deal could tie Three up with CNN and HBO

Three’s parent company Discovery is in talks to merge with AT&T’s media assets, with huge implications for New Zealand.

The toxic on-air history of commercial radio in New Zealand

With commercial radio culture under a microscope, Alex Casey assembles a list of on air scandals from the last two decades. 

From Air NZ to off-airing John Banks: Cam Wallace on his first three months at MediaWorks

Duncan Greive talks to Cam Wallace about Magic Talk, The Rock and the future of commercial radio.

Kia ora, Magic Talk. If you’re truly sorry, here’s how to prove it on Waitangi Day

Lawyer and commentator Kingi Snelgar has some programming recommendations for a stellar Waitangi Day line-up.

In defence of talkback radio

Since the latest round of open racism on talkback radio, is it time the format was completely written off?

John Banks axed over Māori ‘stone age culture’ comments on Magic Talk

Vodafone and Kiwibank have suspended advertising on the radio station as talkback host John Banks is taken off air after yet another racist outburst.

The Fold: The wildfire that was 2020 for New Zealand media, reviewed

The pandemic put unbearable pressure on New Zealand’s media, but also saw it gain larger and more engaged audiences than ever before.

Toke director Kewana Duncan talks stoners, super-strains and stereotypes

Making his film-writing and directing debut in the tele-film Toke, Kewana Duncan talks about the influences and experiences that got him here and how to avoid playing into Māori stereotypes. 

Senior MediaWorks source emphatically denies reports Three sold to Discovery

The Herald reported this morning that MediaWorks was on the verge of selling its TV assets to US TV giant Discovery – but it appears the story may have been premature.

The Bulletin: Criticism over new ‘two-tier’ welfare payments

Criticism over new 'two-tier' welfare payments, National announces reshuffle, and a day of differing fortunes in the media world.

Stuff bought by its CEO, MediaWorks announces mass layoffs in historic day for NZ media

Duncan Greive assesses an extraordinary morning for New Zealand’s media.

Why Australia’s plan to make tech giants pay for news won’t work

Holding Facebook and Google to account might be a great idea in theory, but the proposed code is based on false assumptions.

Review: A slow and strange start for Rebuilding Paradise with Paul Henry

Rebuilding Paradise with Paul Henry marks the controversial presenter’s return to primetime to talk about New Zealand after Covid-19.

Journalism in crisis: NZ media bosses at the Covid-19 committee

The media at the Covid committee on the state of NZ journalism, in their own words.

Paul Henry is returning to TV, and is basically woke now

Worrying about inequality. Excited about electric planes. A huge Jacinda fan. What the hell has happened to Paul Henry?

The next Bauer: What is the rescue plan for NZ’s devastated media industry?

There’s a desperate scramble to stop more major media companies failing. What’s going on – and how might it play out?

Bauer’s shocking fall reveals the government’s poisonous media dilemma

The shockingly fast collapse of Bauer presents the government with a momentous choice. Does it save the media industry, or concentrate on its own?

The Fold podcast: Covid-19 is smashing NZ’s media just when we need it most

The Fold podcast returns for March into a media world transformed by the impact of Covid-19.

Crisis upon crisis: Covid-19 and the NZ media

What does the virus mean for an industry already in crisis?

Hannah Tamaki and the limits of controversy as publicity

After days of rumours, Mediaworks have removed Hannah Tamki as a cast members for the 2020 season of Dancing with the Stars. Sam Brooks reflects on the past two days of controversy.

Podcast: analysing a very chaotic month for RNZ

Host Duncan Greive is joined by The Spinoff editor Toby Manhire to discuss the dramatic events surrounding RNZ this month on The Spinoff's media podcast, The Fold.

The RNZ/TVNZ merger is on. The rest of the media should be very afraid

Why the merger of TVNZ and RNZ could spell the beginning of the end for the private sector media in New Zealand.

Newshub’s Hal Crawford on Mark Weldon, Paul Henry and the TV rating circus

Duncan Greive conducts an exit interview with Hal Crawford, the departing news boss at Mediaworks. 

A New Zealand media health check

In the wake of the shocking revelations about Three, Duncan Greive assesses the health of New Zealand’s six big media companies. This story was first published on 20 October, 2019. Winston Peters …

Decade in review: How reality ate NZ television

Alex Casey looks back at 10 years of reality television in New Zealand, a genre which reflected both our viewing habits and the good, bad and ugly sides of our national character.