Tagged: merger

Media mega-merger was never a sustainable option anyway - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin May 03, 2017

The Commerce Commission’s rejection of a plan for our two biggest media companies to merge is one of the most significant determinations from the regulator in years. Many journalists in NZME and Fairfax New Zealand newsrooms around the country will be disappointed. The merger was pitched to them as the last hope for sustainability in a cash-strapped industry struggling … Read More

Lincoln-Canterbury merger: What’s in it for Canterbury? - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Sep 04, 2016

In all the talk about a merger being the potential salvation for Lincoln University, I’ve yet to see anybody explain why Canterbury would want to merge with them. Canterbury merged with the old Christchurch teacher’s college while I was there. That college had a a bit of a commerce faculty; I think some of the folks who had there … Read More

How to avoid a disappointing marriage - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Mar 16, 2012

Wellington is abuzz with news of the super ministry, which was unveiled yesterday and will have major implications for a large number of public servants. Some leaders in the science system have commented about the implications of the Ministry of Science and Innovation being bundled into the new Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Fellow Scibloogger, Professor Shaun … Read More