Stuff Group and Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) have announced an agreement for Stuff to provide a daily news bulletin to WBD.

The new Stuff-made 6pm news will begin on Saturday 6 July, the day after the final Newshub bulletin airs on Friday 5 July.

It will broadcast for an hour Monday to Friday with a 30 minute programme on the weekend.

The announcement follows WBD’s confirmation last week of a new structure which meant the closure of its newsroom, the Newshub website and ending AM and the 6pm TV news bulletin.

“Our proposal to WBD was to deliver high-quality news now and a news product for the future,” says Stuff Owner and Publisher Sinead Boucher.

“We will look to innovate not replicate the 6 o’clock news, building on our expertise in digital audiences and engagement and our ability to deliver live and lively news 24/7 all over Aotearoa.

“Newshub and Three, over an incredible 35 years of journalism, has been known for gutsy, independent, non-partisan reporting, values that we share and will proudly continue to uphold.”

Boucher said the move was a next step in Stuff’s transformation strategy, following a management buyout in 2020.


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