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Movings/shakings
Movings/Shakings: 7 November
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Craig Herbison returns from Australia to take up the chief marketing officer role at BNZ, Paul Henry gets shoulder-tapped by Lachlan Murdoch, Adshel welcomes Simon Paul as a senior account director, Tania Burgess takes on the night shift at The Breeze, and Anne O’Brien is handed the artistic reins for the Auckland Writers & Readers Festival. 

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Woman’s Weekly gets a spruce up, but exclusive deals issue casts a pall
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It’s been a fairly interesting period for the ladies mags recently. The old battle between ACP’s Woman’s Day and NZ Magazine’s Woman’s Weekly was spiced up considerably after a few big editorial switcheroos and a hearty debate about the pros and cons of brands signing exclusive deals with publishers. Now there’s even more excitement, with Woman’s Weekly undergoing its biggest change in more than a decade. 

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New Idea hunts for new editor as McLarin swaps gossip for good
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The weekly gossip mags haven’t had too much to celebrate recently in terms of readership. But there’s been no shortage of excitement in the rather fluid editorial ranks, with Sido Kitchin and Fiona Fraser moving from APN’s Women’s Weekly to ACP’s Woman’s Day and Sarah Stuart being brought in to replace Kitchin. Now there’s been another big shift, with Hayley McLarin deciding to step down as editor of New Idea magazine after six years at the helm for a role as communications director at CureKids. 

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APN distribution deal puts Gordon & Gotch back on the goodfoot
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More than a few eyebrows were raised when Netlink shacked up with Fairfax and Courier Post recently and became the dominant player in the distribution market. That departure left a big hole in Gordon & Gotch’s books, but it’s found a replacement fairly quickly after signing up APN’s NZ Magazines, which will move distribution of its consumer titles from Netlink from 1 July following an agreement with PMP NZ Limited.