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Media support package delivers industry request for assistance

2020 Apr 23

$21.1 million to completely cut transmission fees for 6 months $16.5 million to cut by 80% contribution for NZ On Air screen content in 2020/21 $1.3 million for government departments to purc…

Work to begin on a possible new public media entity

2020 Feb 07

The Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media has announced work will begin on a business case to assess the viability of forming a new public media entity. “The Government must…

Minister pays tribute to journalist, author and broadcaster, Gordon McLauchlan

2020 Jan 27

The Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media, Kris Faafoi, has paid tribute to well-known New Zealand author, journalist and broadcaster, Gordon McLauchlan, following Mr1McLauchlan…

Government enables early access to 5G spectrum

2019 Dec 16

The Government has given the go ahead to enable further development of 5G networks by making appropriate spectrum available. The Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister, Kris1Faafo…

New TVNZ chair & directors confirmed

2019 Nov 11

Andy Coupe has been confirmed as TVNZ’s new Board Chair. “Mr Coupe has strong commercial and capital markets experience and TVNZ has benefited from his technical knowledge of business and1fina…

Cyber security capacity building in the Pacific

2019 Sep 13

Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters and Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Kris Faafoi today announced a new initiative to support Pacific countries to respond to1cybe…

Focus on cyber security intensified to keep Kiwis safe online and grow economy

2019 Jul 02

Funding from Budget 2019 and a revised Cyber Security Strategy released today will intensify the Government’s focus on cyber security, Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Ho…

Minister to attend G7 Tech for Humanity meeting on cyber collaboration visit to Europe

2019 May 10

Hon Kris Faafoi will attend the “Tech for Humanity” meeting of G7 Digital Ministers in Paris next week, and has added a further number of cyber engagements to planned travel to support the1Gover…

NZ On Air appointments strengthen governance and experience

2019 May 08

Philip Broughton and Linda Clark have been appointed to the NZ on Air board, Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Hon Kris Faafoi announced today. “Linda Clark brings both1…

NZSL Video Interpreting Service extending to weekends

2019 Apr 08

The service that allows people using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) to phone others by using an interpreter will soon be available at weekends, Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media1Minis…

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