Broadcasting Standards Authority - Te Mana Whanonga Kaipāho
Established under the Broadcasting Act 1989, the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) is a regulatory body that oversees complaints received on alleged breaches of broadcast standards. Another agency, the Advertising Standards Authority deals with complaints concerning advertising.
The Ministry manages the BSA's relationship with the Crown on behalf of the Minister of Broadcasting, monitoring the funding agreement between the Minister and the entity.
- Chair – Bill Hastings
- Chief Executive – Belinda Moffat
- Tel (04) 382 9508
- Postal Address - PO Box 9213, Wellington 6001
- Street Address - Level 2, 119 Ghuznee Street, Wellington 6011
The board is appointed by the Minister of Broadcasting which consists of four members, one of whom must be appointed as a Chair. The Governor-General on the recommendation of the Minister of Broadcasting appoints four members of the Authority. Its Chairperson is required to be a Barrister or Solicitor of not less than seven year's practice of the High Court. One member is appointed after consultation with broadcasters and another appointment after consultation with public interest groups.
Board Membership (expiry dates in brackets):
- Bill Hastings – Chair (August 2021)
- Susie Staley (August 2021)
- Paula Rose (April 2018)
- Wendy Palmer (Dec 2020)
Updated on 11th January 2019