About NewzEngine

How we work and who we are

How it works


Create a compelling press release using our easy how-to guide. Include photographs, illustrations and links to video and social media accounts.


Upload release and supporting content to NewzEngine and select media sectors/locations.


Submit release to a NewzEngine editor for quality checking, if it passes you will be notified and your release will be published and distributed to targeted media sectors and globally through news aggregators.

Learn more

Read our FAQs here.

NewzEngine provides reach

NewzEngine distributes news releases, documents and multimedia direct to journalists and media outlets in New Zealand, Australia and Asia Pacific. It also syndicates your news to the world’s top news aggregators.

Our Mission

To provide an easy to use, highly professional, communications distribution platform that provides significant reach, to the appropriate outlets, for news generators and communications professionals.

 Deliver a high quality distribution service

 Support clients through our easy to use platform

 Ensure distributed content gets to the right outlets

 Deliver an excellent service that clients will recommend

 Apply professional editorial standards to news and content.

Our Commitment

At NewzEngine we are committed to providing the best possible service; have placed courteousness as central to our business culture; and will continue to provide innovative technologies that supercharge your info and content needs.

Quality Assurance

NewzEngine’s founders have decades of journalist/communications/management experience.

We have designed an innovative system that ensures a simple user-journey while maintaining strict quality control and distribution of the release product.

Before a release is distributed it is first viewed by our qualified editors. If it doesn’t meet our standards, we’ll let you know so that you can re-submit. This provides you with the reassurance that your release has been viewed by a communications professional prior to distribution.


NewzEngine’s quality control protocol

Backed by the NewzEngine founders

Sarah Putt
Sarah Putt Co-Founder, CEO, Director

Sarah is a communications professional with over 20 years’ experience as a public relations practitioner, editor, journalist and commentator. She has previously worked for MYOB, Orion Health and Anthem in communication and marketing roles. Sarah has reported extensively on technology and telecommunications and is currently a regular technology commentator for Radio NZ. Previously she was editor of Computerworld and her work has appeared in a variety of publications including Stuff, NBR and NZ Herald.

Selwyn Manning
Selwyn Manning Co-Founder, CTO, Director

Selwyn has a background as an investigative political journalist with over 25 years media experience. He is the owner of Multimedia Investments Ltd, and has provided political commentary for New Zealand, Australian and British broadcast media. Selwyn is a former New Zealand Government press secretary and holds MCS (Hons.) and BCS (Hons.) degrees. He was appointed as establishment chair of AUT University’s Pacific Media Centre (2007-2009) and was chair of AUT University’s school of communications Industry Advisory Board (2012-2013). Previously he was co-editor, director and former chair of Scoop Media (2001-2009).

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