Advance purchase of Government News subscriptions

The focus of more immediate relief in response to the impact of Covid-19 is easing cashflow pressure across the sector. Of particular importance is providing this relief to organisations that are independent national news sources that are relied on by New Zealanders.

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage on behalf of 32 government departments and 4 departmental agencies, will fund subscriptions or memberships to news services for these government departments for the 2020/21 year. 

9 applications for this support have been awarded with $1.45 million in funding. The successful applicants are listed here.

This initiative has successfully bought forward payment of considerable funds to a range of New Zealand media organisations, easing cashflow.

Further information 

If you have any questions please contact us at [email protected]


Updated on 21st September 2020