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$400k for more TV caption and audio services

2015 May 20

The Government is welcoming NZ on Air’s decision to allocate a further $400,000 for increased TV caption and audio services. NZ On Air will provide the additional funding to Able, a1charitabl…

Bill to update Radio NZ charter passes second reading

2015 May 20

A Bill to provide greater clarity and freedom to the way Radio New Zealand operates passed its second reading in Parliament today. Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams says the Radio New Zealand1Amendm…

TVNZ and RNZ appointments announced

2015 Apr 23

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams today announced the appointment of Sussan Turner as a Director of TVNZ and the elevation of Therese Walsh to Deputy Chair. “As a former Group CEO of Mediaworks,1M…

Joan Withers appointed new chair of TVNZ

2015 Mar 17

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams today announced the appointment of Joan Withers as the Chair of Television New Zealand (TVNZ). “Ms Withers is a highly experienced director, having held1severa…

NZ On Air celebrates 25 years

2015 Mar 17

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has congratulated NZ On Air on its success in providing Kiwi content to New Zealanders for the past 25 years. In a speech at Parliament tonight, Ms Adams said NZ On…

Record result for new radio licences

2014 Dec 04

An auction of new radio spectrum licences has fetched almost $17.4 million says Communications and Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams. Yesterday was the final day of the week-long auction where 12…

New Zealand China television co-production agreement signed

2014 Nov 20

New Zealand has achieved an important milestone with the first ever television co-production agreement being signed by any country with China, say Trade Minister Tim Groser and Arts, Culture and1Her…

Crown new guardians of TVNZ Archives

2014 Aug 01

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss has welcomed the transfer of TVNZ’s archives to Crown guardianship today. The archives, which include over 500,000 hours of original New Zealand television,1w…

Labour shows true colours on screen industry

2014 Jul 31

Labour has shown its true colours by promising to undermine the progress of New Zealand’s screen sector and reintroduce uncertainty into screen contracts for the benefit of Australian-run unions,1…

Screen Advisory Board members announced

2014 Jun 20

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson today announced the formation of the Screen Advisory Board. The Screen Advisory Board,1anno…

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