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AUCKLAND, Today: Colenso BBDO has recut a high-profile Latin American tvc to create Back Your Bar – a DB Breweries million-dollar support programme launched today to aid the hospitality industry.

Blast from the Past

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AUCKLAND, Sunday: On 17 May 1833, the first Official British Resident inaugurated in NZ, James Busby, came ashore at the Pahia Mission Station for the first formal meeting between Maori chiefs and the representative of a great power.

Kiwis in a paua shell

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AUCKLAND, Today: If you’ve got a new product (or an old classic) there’s never been a better time to get it in front of the country, according to an activation from full-service agency Magico.

Capsule – for modern Kiwi women

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AUCKLAND, Today: A group of former Bauer NZ editors & writers – cast adrift by the publisher’s dramatic collapse – have quickly banded together to form Capsule, a “carefully curated collection of stories that cover all the issues that matter most to Kiwi women”.

Live Action

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AUCKLAND, Today: More full-page print ads to catch the eye this week included this latest flight of post-Covid work from the Support Local campaign, out of Stanley St* (motto: Proudly Local).

Excellent – but Extinct

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AUCKLAND, Friday: Bauer Media scored 23 finalist spots in the 67 categories of the 2020 Voyager Media Awards, including Magazine of the Year noms for titles that no longer exist – Metro and The Listener.

Caples champions

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LONDON, Friday: New Zealand has performed above its weight at the Oscars of the DM world – the 2020 Caples Awards, winning four Golds, 11 Silvers, and 30 Bronzes.

The Radio Winners

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AUCKLAND, Today: Newstalk ZB’s Mike Hosking was awarded Best Talk Presenter–Breakfast or Drive at a live (virtual) videocast of the 2020 NZ Radio Awards today.

Out of the Mouths of Babes

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AUCKLAND, Today: With New Zealand now in Level 2, many parents are returning to employment in their normal place of work. After many weeks of sharing the kitchen table with the children in their house, NSPR took this unique opportunity to see what their children think they do all day. 

Er … Sorry!

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AUCKLAND, Today: M+AD threw the cat among the pigeons yesterday with our fraught suggestion that The Radio Bureau should take the odd support ad in the trade media, rather than blow the entire Radio Awards budget on a full-page ‘congrats’ ad in the Herald.