Chronicling history: a year of Kiwi journalism in video form

  • Media
  • May 16, 2014
  • StopPress Team
Chronicling history: a year of Kiwi journalism in video form

Last Friday night, a good chunk of the nation's newspaper and magazine community gathered at the Pullman to celebrate the best writers, photographers, cartoonists, publishers and—be still our beating heart—marketers and bloggers. And while the commercial seas have been relatively choppy in this industry of late, the Canon Media Awards (check out all the winners here and read Giovanni Tiso's take on the night here) are always a good reminder of the important role journalism plays in telling a nation's stories. And the event's opening video, which was put together by OnDigital, shows just how broad that remit has been over the past year. 

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Whittaker's divides the court of public opinion – but all for a good cause

  • Advertising
  • February 22, 2019
  • Caitlin Salter
Whittaker's divides the court of public opinion – but all for a good cause

On Monday, Whittaker’s launched its latest novelty chocolate-lolly mash up with a chocolatey answer to retro bakesale treat coconut ice. The Coconut Ice Surprise chocolate has a twist though, 20c from each block goes to Plunket – a charity which New Zealanders agree is a worthy cause. However, to relate the chocolate to the charity, Whittaker's has built the campaign around baby gender reveal parties, causing a backlash from the public who argue gender norms have expanded beyond blue for boys and pink for girls.

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