Newsroom, the independent quality news site, is delighted to announce a new foundation supporter – Kiwibank.
Kiwibank is the latest high-profile New Zealand organisation to support Newsroom.co.nz‘s journalism on the Things that Matter for this country.
The innovative banking industry leader joins Holden NZ and Chorus NZ as major supporters of Newsroom, and Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Auckland, the site’s Future Learning partners.
Newsroom has been publishing quality news and current affairs journalism for four months. It is entering a new phase of development with the Kiwibank agreement and one further supporter due to be announced soon.
Newsroom founders Mark Jennings and Tim Murphy say Kiwibank is an excellent fit: a young, New Zealand-owned and run, future-focused innovator competing hard in a vital sector of the economy.
Kiwibank’s General Manager of Marketing Communications, Regan Savage, said: “Kiwibank is very proud to help sustain high quality, investigative journalism in New Zealand via our new partners at Newsroom. The team has very quickly proven its skill in identifying stories that matter to New Zealanders, and driving change on the back of those stories.
“Above all, Newsroom provides a great platform for us to connect with New Zealanders who care deeply about what happens in NZ, and we look forward to working with the Newsroom team.”
Newsroom launched on March 13 with a powerful investigation into the free-range egg industry. Since then journalists for Newsroom and Newsroom Pro, the paid email news service, have broken big stories on the Gloriavale community in the South Island, plans to split the Ports of Auckland company, the Alfred Ngaro controversy, the Todd Barclay affair, and daily news menus with a strong focus on New Zealand’s future.