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Government signals Chief Technology Officer a priority appointment

2017 Nov 11

The Government has outlined its priorities across digital technology, media and open government signalling that the establishment of a Chief Technology Officer is at the top of the list. Delivering1th…

Radio New Zealand board appointment

2017 Sep 13

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced the appointment of experienced Wellington businessman Mike (MOD) O’Donnell to the board of Radio New Zealand. He replaces Sheena1Hender…

NZ On Air Board appointment

2017 Aug 03

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has appointed Dunedin chartered accountant Stuart McLauchlan to NZ On Air.  “With his skills in business advisory and governance roles I am1delighte…

100-plus NZ films available on demand

2017 Jun 13

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has congratulated the New Zealand Film Commission for its video-on-demand platform, NZ Film On Demand, which has just passed a milestone 100 titles. …

Bold new media initiative for children announced

2017 Jun 02

Bold new media initiative for children announced Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have welcomed the announcement of a safe, interactive1ad-fre…

Budget 2017: $303.9m for New Zealand Screen grants

2017 May 12

Budget 2017 will see $303.9 million allocated to support the continuation of the New Zealand screen industry production grants, both globally and domestically, say Economic Development Minister Simon …

Appointments to NZ Film Commission Board

2016 Dec 02

Two new members have been appointed to the New Zealand Film Commission Board, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced. Pania Tyson-Nathan and Tom Greally will replace outgoing1B…

First reading for election broadcasting changes

2016 Nov 03

The Broadcasting (Election Programmes and Election Advertising) Amendment Bill, recently introduced to the House by Justice and Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams, has today received its first1reading. T…

Abby Foote appointed to TVNZ Board

2016 Nov 01

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has today announced the appointment of Abby Foote to the Board of Television New Zealand (TVNZ). “Ms Foote is a Christchurch-based professional director with a1backg…

Changes to modernise election broadcasting

2016 Oct 20

Justice and Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams says a planned refresh of the outdated format of election broadcasts will modernise them in time for the 2017 General Election. Ms Adams announced today tha…

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