With election hype sweeping the nation’s attention, television is once again playing a central role in keeping New Zealanders interested and informed. The medium has broken stories, delivered debates and responded immediately to the breaking news stories of the day. Jihee Junn looks at how in a world of ever prescient news coverage, it’s TV that’s still doing the heavy lifting.
Author Jihee Junn
Would you blow all your money on a $900 drone? If so, prepare to face the consequences in Banqer’s new interactive YouTube series teaching kids about loans and debt.
While the majority of political messages focus on rousing an individual’s sense of civic and democratic duty (such as Rock the Vote), publications like Vice NZ are taking a slightly different route with its latest partnership with the Electoral Commission called ‘We Are New Zealand’.
With the UK’s advertising watchdog announcing its ban on gender stereotypes, is it time for the local industry to have more formal rules around the depiction of women?
Since its debut during the 1972 Olympics, the Nike Cortez has come a long way from gracing the feet of long distance runners to the outfits of high fashion models like Bella Hadid. Now, to celebrate the shoe’s 45th anniversary, Nike NZ is dabbling in the business of zines with the launch of The Rise, a photographic exploration into self-expression and female empowerment.
Despite pushing fitness trackers, sports endorsements and exercise initiatives, when the bottom line for junk food brands is to sell more of their product, can they really be a credible arbiter for good health?
For most of us city dwelling folk, Phantom Billstickers’ much-lauded Poetry Project—the poster company’s ongoing mission to have verbal inspiration dotted around unassuming urban settings—has become a familiar and welcome sight. Now, with the Phantom Art Project, the company’s looking to extend the initiative’s ethos to showcase the best of local visual talent.
It’s a multi-billion-dollar industry attracting millions of backpackers, campers and coach tours every year, as well as employing thousands of New Zealanders to service it. So it’s a mystery as to why tourism doesn’t get the specialist news coverage it warrants. Luckily, two journalists are on the task with the launch of Tourism Ticker, a digital news site for New Zealand’s flourishing tourism industry.
Good news has finally graced the music industry’s troubled financial waters with Recorded Music New Zealand reporting its second straight year of double digit growth. We talk to RMNZ’s Damian Vaughan on the meteoric ascendancy of streaming, its help in the war against piracy and the humble comeback of the vinyl record.
Donned in flat cap, cardigan and salt and pepper beard, CleanPaleo director Art Green fronts up the company’s first major ad campaign as Grandpa Leo. We talk to the health food entrepreneur and former Bachelor star on filming, the company itself and leveraging the ‘Art Green’ brand.