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Overview

Mediawatch looks critically at the New Zealand media - television, radio, newspapers and magazines as well as the 'new' electronic media. It also examines the performance of the agencies, corporations and institutions that regulate them. It looks into the impact the media has on the nation, highlighting good practice as well as bad along the way - and it also enquires into overseas trends and technological developments which New Zealanders need to know about.

It aims to enlighten everyone with an interest in the media about how it all works, how quickly things are changing - and how certain significant stories and issues are being covered. It's also intended to be essential listening for those who work in the industry itself - as well as those who simply enjoy well-produced and lively radio.

Colin Peacock, Presenter-Producer

After his postgraduate diploma in journalism from Canterbury University, he went to London and joined BBC World TV. He moved to the BBC's 24-hour news network '5 Live' just in time for Princess Diana's fatal accident on his first night shift in the studio. He produced 5 Live's international programme 'Global' in 1999, then moved to BBC World Service the following year to work on news programmes such as 'Newshour' and 'World Update', a co-production with Public Radio International in the US. He returned to New Zealand in November 2002.

Jeremy Rose, Presenter-Producer

After graduating from the Wellington Polytechnic journalism programme in 1986 he spent a few years working for the Hawke’s Bay Herald Tribune, before heading to China to teach English at the Harbin Medical School. Back in New Zealand he co-founded City Voice newspaper in Wellington, spent a year running the Whitireia Journalism Programme, was Consumer Magazine’s Social Affairs reporter, and co-authored the Montana Book Awards shortlisted ‘New Zealand Abroad: The Story of VSA in Africa, Asia and the Pacific.’

Adelia Hallet

Adelia has worked as a senior reporter on several New Zealand newspapers, including the New Zealand Herald. She is currently the editor of Carbon News (an online national business publication based around the carbon markets) and freelance journalist and consultant.