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, Energy Resources Taranaki Forum, Emissions Workshop and Energy Trader Forum.

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.

Position available

Legal writer

An opportunity has opened up at Freeman to work on its online legal publication Capital Letter.

We are seeking a legal writer to write summaries of court decisions from the higher courts of New Zealand.

Primarily the work involves analysing and writing short-form judgment summaries for which we publish an average of 60 per week.

There is also the opportunity to write longer form in-depth summaries for which we publish an average of 10 per week.

This is a permanent full-time position based in Wellington to supplement our team of expert casual writers. We will consider applications for permanent part-time employment. 

Ideally you will have experience in legal writing however we will consider applications from motivated individuals with the appropriate legal qualifications who have an understanding of case law and the courts system in New Zealand

Capital Letter is subscribed to by over 400 organisations across the legal profession in New Zealand including law firms, in-house counsel, universities and government organisations. Since being acquired by Freeman in 2020 and transitioned online it has been growing including the acquisition of Judgments Express and rma.net.

The editorial scope of Capital Letter includes: summaries of selected judgments from the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Environment Court and Employment Court; updates on legislation and statutory reviews; general news, in-depth features and developments within the legal profession in New Zealand. The content is written by Freeman’s team of journalists and legal writers, supplemented by contributed articles and opinions from experts within the sector.

The role and responsibilities

  • read and analyse judgments from the New Zealand High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Environment Court and Employment Court.
  • summarise and accurately capture the key points, legal arguments, and decisions made in each judgment
  • undertake extra reading where required to ensure accuracy and completeness of summaries
  • collaborate with the editorial team to ensure adherence to company guidelines and quality standards
  • meet strict daily deadlines 
  • stay updated with the latest legal developments and changes in legislation


  • Bachelor's degree in law 
  • excellent written communication skills
  • familiarity with the New Zealand legal system and court procedures

Next steps

To find out more 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.


Gavin Evans
Group Editor
+64 27 433 5845
Josh Riddiford
Capital Letter
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Helen Bowen
Judgments Express
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Adelia Hallett
Energy News
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Eamon Rood
Senior Journalist
Energy News
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Felicity Wolfe
Senior Journalist
Energy News
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Greta Yeoman
Capital Letter
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Helen Ozolins
Copy Editor
Eduardo Zanata
Subscriptions Manager
Energy News
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Heidi Bendikson
Inside Resources
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Inside Resources
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Melanie Townsend
Subscriptions Coord.
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James Wardhaugh
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Irwin Munro
General Manager
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James Harvey
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