As of today, Te Waha Nui has a new face. You might have ended up here by viewing an archived article or by having the old URL in the cache of your browser. However, this system still remains as an archive until we have moved all old content to the new database. Alexander Winkler, Editor Continue Reading >
The Blow the Whistle campaign against domestic violence is in full-swing with resources and events being organised ahead of the Rugby World Cup. The campaign was announced in June and will use sport to encourage people affected by family violence to get in touch with support services. The first event is lined up for mid-August in Rotorua. According [...] Continue Reading >
Young viewers are keeping their eyes on two screens at once with the “.co-hosts” on the new television channel U. TVNZ launched U on May 14, targeting 15-24 year olds. Every Monday and Wednesday night a range of .co-hosts go online to chat with other viewers about the shows airing at the time. Nick Baker is a [...] Continue Reading >
Local eateries are using Auckland Restaurant Month as a training ground for the Rugby World Cup. The 19-day-long event ends August 14 and involves over 60 city centre restaurants. Auckland Restaurant Month marketing and events executive Natalie Donze says Restaurant Month is not an original idea – London and New York host successful, [...] Continue Reading >
Since the News of the World scandal broke in July, the world is awakening to the uncertainty of what’s safe to watch and what’s true in the news. Boycotters are rallying against the clutches of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, but are struggling to define exactly which media to avoid in an increasingly conglomerated mediascape. For [...] Continue Reading >
Foodstuffs has announced that its in-house brand, Pams, will be the first local brand to switch to tuna caught using sustainable fishing methods. This follows pressure from Greenpeace on Pacific tuna fisheries to abandon the common indiscriminate fishing methods of using Fish Aggregation Devices (FADs) and purse seine nets. FADs gather all the fish in an area [...] Continue Reading >
Auckland is more at risk of a volcanic eruption or tsunami than Christchurch or Wellington are, but faces far less – if any – earthquake risk, according to a senior geologist. Dr Steve Edbrooke from GNS Science, says Auckland is a low-risk earthquake area, mostly due to the boundary between the Pacific and Indo-Australian plates diverging off [...] Continue Reading >
A revamped, new-look Te Waha Nui is to be launched this week.
Due to be switched on tomorrow, (August 18) the new-look Te Waha Nui will be a more dynamic, interactive and multimedia site than its predecessors, says editor and postgraduate journalism student Alexander Winkler.
The revamped site will include a stronger focus on photography and videography, and be much better integrated with social media, says Winkler.
“The old site was great but we needed something that better represented what is going on in online journalism today – and that’s more multimedia and better connections between the story and the reader.
“Readers will eventually get suggestions of other stories they might like. That’s one of our next steps.
“That sort of cross-referencing is vital these days,” he says.
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