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, Supreme Court and Environment Court. It also provides updates on industry news and developments, legislation, statutory reviews and general reviews. In 2021 it acquired Judgments Unlimited Express.

Events run within the energy, and mining and quarrying sectors, include the New Zealand Energy Excellence Awards, Downstream, Oceania Renewable Power Summit, Energy Resources Taranaki Forum, Energy Trader Forum, and Future Roads.

Freeman also publishes seven large, detailed industry maps, which provide an in-depth picture of the different sectors the company works with. Titles include New Zealand Quarry Map – North Island, New Zealand Quarry Map – South Island, New Zealand Energy Infrastructure Map, Smart Energy Technology Map, New Zealand Roading Map, New Zealand Mining Map, and Taranaki Energy & Infrastructure Map.

Launched in 2012, the annual KrakenFlex Electricity Survey, currently sponsored by Octopus Energy, 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.


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.


Gavin Evans
Group Editor
+64 27 433 5845
Josh Riddiford
Capital Letter
+64 21 356 654
Helen Bowen
Judgments Express
+64 21 997 294
Adelia Hallett
Energy News
+64 21 802 905
Eamon Rood
Senior Journalist
Energy News
+64 21 846 259
Felicity Wolfe
Senior Journalist
Energy News
+64 27 251 8789
Greta Yeoman
Capital Letter
+64 21 646 103
Helen Ozolins
Copy Editor
Eduardo Zanata
Subscriptions Manager
Energy News
+64 27 443 7592
Heidi Bendikson
Inside Resources
+64 21 477 572
Colin Williscroft
Inside Resources
+64 21 852 989
Melanie Townsend
Subscriptions Coord.
Jessica Kerr
Subscriptions Coord.
+64 21 149 2092
James Wardhaugh
Sales Team Leader
+64 21 636 819
Irwin Munro
General Manager
+64 27 808 0748
Annie Bond
Events Manager
+64 27 201 3350
David Thomas
Solutions Architect
James Harvey
+64 21 453 485
Corban Avery
Subscriptions Consultant
+64 21 965 719
Madeleine Sefton
Financial Controller
+64 27 446 5122
Matt Freeman
Managing Director
+64 27 471 1113


Jeannie Stirling
Advertising Sales Manager
+64 22 105 6807