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Bauer magazines: Life after the Zoom of doom

Daniel Dunkley
Mon, 31 May 2021

Bauer magazines: Life after the Zoom of doom
Some of NZ's most iconic magazines survived Bauer wielding the axe.
Daniel Dunkley
Mon, 31 May 2021
The day after April Fools' last year, at the height of level 4 lockdown, Bauer Media's New Zealand employees were sent a text message summoning them for an urgent Zoom call on the company’s future. It was not a belated prank.An emotional chief executive Brendon Hill appeared on their computer screens to break the news the 230-strong staff had dreaded – the country’s best-known magazine stable would close its doors.The journalists, executives, production staff, and advertising employees at Bauer watched on at home as Hi...

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