Tech readers in the Zone

Last week:     5 mo ago: If you’re on top of technology news in New Zealand, then you’re probably a frequent visitor to, the unflashy but highly credible site run by Mauricio Freitas from Wellington. Geekzone offers its readers tech news and reviews, chats and discussion forums [don’t geeks love those!], plus blogs such as Juha Saarinen’s […]

CanWest profit up, helped by 30% online ad growth

Winnipeg-based media giant CanWest Global on Friday reported strong results for the second quarter and half year ending February 28, helped by the surge in online advertising and a turn-around at the company’s Canadian television operations. The official announcement said: Publishing revenues were flat as compared to the prior year, reflecting a soft print advertising market […]

CanWest gets web traffic boost

CanWest’s New Zealand web traffic has taken a huge leap, attributed to a deal under which CanWest supplies headline links to its TV3 website from the new portal Nielsen NetRatings analyst Tony Boyte says the impact was obvious in the Unique Browser numbers for the Radio/TV category in the week ending March 11 (the first […]

Online ad data due next month

Finally, we are about to get reliable data on the amount of money spent on online advertising in New Zealand. The first figures from the new Interactive Advertising Bureau will be incorporated in annual data to be published by the Advertising Standards Authority next month, writes John Drinnan at Online advertising in New Zealand […]