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Revised lockdown rules boost magazine sector

Daniel Dunkley
Fri, 27 Aug 2021

Sido Kitchin of School Road Publishing said sales were “well up on the norm” in the first few days of the nationwide shutdown. (Image: Supplied)
Daniel Dunkley
Fri, 27 Aug 2021
Magazine publishers have welcomed the government’s more flexible approach to publishing under alert level four, with most of the nation’s titles remaining in print during lockdown. Under alert level four last year, the production of non-daily print titles was halted across New Zealand, plunging the sector into turmoil and accelerating the collapse of Bauer Media NZ. However, this time around, magazines have been given a new set of rules to work under. The Covid-19 Public Health Response Act, created in May last year, set a...

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