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Ministers' Releases

Funding certainty for quality public media

2022 May 19

Beehive media release. The Government is substantially increasing the amount of funding for public media to ensure New Zealanders can continue to access quality local content and trusted1news. …

Public Media entity Establishment Board appointments

2022 Apr 22

Beehive media release. The Minister for Broadcasting and Media has confirmed the nine-member Establishment Board to lead the work on creating a new public media entity in New Zealand. “The1Est…

New public media entity to showcase New Zealand voices and stories

2022 Mar 10

Beehive media release. Guaranteeing free access to trusted news and information Future proofing public media in New Zealand Showcasing our unique voices and stories Ensuring New1Zealand…

Governance Group to lead next phase of work on a potential new public media entity

2021 Mar 31

Beehive media release. A Governance Group of eight experts has been appointed to lead the next phase of work on a potential new public media entity, Minister for Broadcasting and Media Kris Faafoi…

Screen sector gets $50 million boost to tell New Zealand’s stories globally

2020 Dec 09

Beehive media release. The Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Hon Carmel Sepuloni today launched the Premium Productions for International Audiences Fund, making $50 million available in a1un…

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 pur…

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…

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