Arrivals & Departures

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► APN News & Media has appointed TRN ceo Jane Hastings to the new rold of ceo of APN NZ, responsible for the company’s local publishing, radio and digital businesses. Both APN New & Media and The Radio Network are divisions of APN.

Republik wins Sierra

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Sierra Coffee has appointed Freeman’s Bay Indie Republik to manage its design, creative and media business, across all their coffee brands.

Japanese shop taps Kiwi adman

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Former FCB New Zealand ECD Rob Sherlock is to join Japanese-based ASATSU-DK (ADK) as its first worldwide executive creative director, with the main focus on the overseas market.

Kiwi pair star in expanded comp

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Ikon’s Mee Chai and OMD Wellington’s Will Innes are the two Kiwi winners of the Yahoo! Digital Stars programme, which this year – for the first time – saw NZ entrants judged alongside their Australian counterparts (who had seven winners).