About Us

Freeman is an experienced and savvy information services provider to the New Zealand corporate community, established in 2002 by Matt Freeman. It was previously known as Freeman Media.

It specialises in online subscription news and information services for specific business sectors, publishing a range of reports and maps, and running industry events.

Energy News was established in 2008 - a subscription-based news and information website for the New Zealand energy sector. Energy News has carved out a niche as the trusted source of New Zealand energy sector news and information.

In September 2013 Freeman launched into the mining and quarrying sectors with the publication of Inside Resources, an online subscription-based web service, using the same formula as Energy News

In 2020 it acquired Capital Letter - New Zealand's review of administration, legislation and law. This publication provides court judgment summaries from the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. It also provides updates on legislation, statutory reviews and general reviews. 

Events run within the energy and, mining and quarrying sectors include the Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards, Downstream, Taranaki Energy Forum, Emissions Workshop, Energy Trader Forum and the New Zealand Minerals Forum. 

Freeman also publishes six large, detailed industry maps, which provide an in-depth picture of the different sectors the company works with. Titles include Minerals Exploration and Mining, Petroleum Exploration and Mining, North Island Quarries, South Island Quarries, Energy Infrastructure and Smart Energy Technology. 

Launched in 2012, the Annual Energy News Electricity Survey, currently sponsored by GE Digital, polls the electricity industry on key trends, opportunities and challenges. In 2019 over 500 participants took part in the survey, and the results are widely used to inform strategic business decisions.

Position available

Business journalist

An opportunity has opened for an experienced journalist to work on Energy News - a web-based news and information service covering the electricity, liquid fuels, and oil and gas sectors.

Over the past decade-plus Energy News has become the most respected source of information in the energy sector.

To win this role you will need to be confident interviewing leading executives and influencers in the energy sector.

You will have the drive and initiative to develop a network of contacts to maintain a flow of exclusive stories and features for the website. The ability to produce accurate, proof-ready copy in a time-pressured environment will be important and very good computer skills are expected.

The business is very customer-focused and you will be required to initiate and attend regular subject visits - via videoconferencing or in-person as alert levels allow.

To succeed in this role you will need an interest in the energy sector and how it contributes to the New Zealand economy.

National travel and after-hours industry functions, conferences and other events will be required for this role at some point in the future as alert levels allow.

The advertised role reports to the Editor. There are opportunities for advancement for the right applicant.

You will need to be able to work at pace in a time-pressured environment.

For more information and to apply for this role, please click here.


Mission Statement

Freeman strives to be New Zealand's leading provider of industry news, events and information.

We aim to achieve excellence in news and information publishing through our products by providing a rich content experience that educates, informs and assists people in making decisions in their chosen field.

Content comes first.


The team at Freeman has participated in, reached finalist stage and won a number of awards. These include: Wellington Gold Awards (Finalist); Deloitte Technology Fast 500 - Asia Pacific (2011-2014); Deloitte Fast 50 (2012). Journalists employed by Freeman have been involved in a series of awards at the annual Media Awards, MPA Awards and TUANZ Innovation Awards.


Josh Riddiford
Capital Letter
+64 21 356 654
Steve Rotherham
Energy News
+64 21 477 572
Eamon Rood
Senior Journalist
Energy News
+64 21 846 259
Simon Hartley
Inside Resources
+64 21 852 989
Helen Ozolins
Copy Editor
James Wardhaugh
Sales Team Leader
+64 21 636 819
David Barclay
Account Manager
+64 21 149 2092
Emma Conley
Office Administrator
+64 21 852 890
Irwin Munro
General Manager
+64 27 808 0748
Lucy Robertson
Events Manager
+64 21 852 202
James Harvey
+64 21 453 485
Danshi An
Web Developer
+64 21 293 0539
Madeleine Sefton
Finance Manager
+64 27 446 5122
Matt Freeman
Managing Director
+64 27 471 1113


Bernie Napp
+64 21 677 944
Jeannie Stirling
Advertising Sales Manager
+64 22 105 6807