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Proactive Releases

General proactive releases such as Cabinet Decisions, Status Reports, Ministry responses to OIA requests and other material of public interest are published on this page.

Briefing Reports

Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) research report and briefing

Published 16 April 2019

Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Kris Faafoi has decided there is not a strong case for implementing Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) in New Zealand at this time.

After taking advice and considering a research report on the issue, the Minister has decided it is more appropriate for Government to wait until it becomes clearer that adopting DAB permanently is the right decision for New Zealand. He has directed officials to maintain a watching brief on this matter and to inform him of any significant changes as they occur. This will ensure Government is well prepared to act, if and when the case for DAB becomes more compelling.

Cabinet Papers

Published 13 March 2019

Cabinet Paper and CAB-19-MIN-0003: Report on Overseas Travel: Hon Grant Robertson [184 KB]

Official Information Act compliance and practice: Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture & Heritage – Office of the Ombudsman Report 

Published 27 September 2018

Offical Information Act Compliance and Practice Manatu Taonga – Office of the Ombudsman Report [2.2MB]

Manatū Taonga, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, welcomes the opportunity to participate in the review of Official Information Act compliance and review. We are looking to make improvements to our processes based on the advice of the Office of the Ombudsman. You can access all the reports on all agencies participating in the review on the Office of the Ombudsman’s website.

Submissions to the Public Media Ministerial Advisory Group

Published 23 July 2018

Submissions to the Public Media Ministerial Advisory Group to 31 May 2018 [24.8 MB]

Mediaworks submission to PMMAG - 6 April 2018 [124 KB]

Stuff Ltd submission to PMMAG [142 KB] 

WIFT New Zealand members submission to PMMAG - 2 April 2018 [49 KB]

Release of documents to support Hon Clare Curran's announcement of public media funding allocation for 2018/19

Published 11 July 2018

Cabinet paper - Allocation of funding for public media - for release.pdf [885.15 KB]

GRAPH Comparison of public media funding allocation - 28 June 2018.docx [282 KB]

FLOW CHART Public media funding allocation.docx [125 KB]

Recommendations of the Ministerial Advisory Group on Allocation of New Funding - for release.pdf [1.38 MB]

Public Media funding allocation PWC report.pdf [3.75 MB]

Ministry responses to OIA requests

State Services Commission Inquiry into the use of External Security Consultants

Published 18 December 2018

Letter from Inquiry Head Doug Martin, to State Sector Agency Chief Executives 23/07/2018 

Response from Manatū Taonga/Ministry for Culture and Heritage to SSC Inquiry 15/08/2018 

Official Information Act compliance and practice: Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture & Heritage – Office of the Ombudsman Report 

Published 27 September 2018

Offical Information Act Compliance and Practice Manatu Taonga – Office of the Ombudsman Report [2.2MB]

Manatū Taonga, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, welcomes the opportunity to participate in the review of Official Information Act compliance and review. We are looking to make improvements to our processes based on the advice of the Office of the Ombudsman. You can access all the reports on all agencies participating in the review on the Office of the Ombudsman’s website.

Submissions to the Public Media Ministerial Advisory Group

Published 23 July 2018

Submissions to the Public Media Ministerial Advisory Group to 31 May 2018 [24.8 MB]

Mediaworks submission to PMMAG - 6 April 2018 [124 KB]

Stuff Ltd submission to PMMAG [142 KB] 

WIFT New Zealand members submission to PMMAG - 2 April 2018 [49 KB]

Release of documents to support Hon Clare Curran's announcement of public media funding allocation for 2018/19

Published 11 July 2018

Cabinet paper - Allocation of funding for public media - for release.pdf [885.15 KB]

GRAPH Comparison of public media funding allocation - 28 June 2018.docx [282 KB]

FLOW CHART Public media funding allocation.docx [125 KB]

Recommendations of the Ministerial Advisory Group on Allocation of New Funding - for release.pdf [1.38 MB]

Public Media funding allocation PWC report.pdf [3.75 MB]

Status reports to the Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media

These status reports are proactively published by the Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media the month following the period of the report. There may be some instances where information was needed to be withheld at the time of writing, but was reassessed at the time of publishing as suitable for public release.

The weekly report for the Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media is the mechanism to provide updates to the Minister on items related to the portfolio, that are outside the usual aide memoire or briefing process.

July 2018 Status Reports

Published 4 September 2018

Weekly Status Report for the Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media:
BR 2018/375: Week beginning: 30 July 2018 [3.8MB]

Weekly Status Report for the Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media:
BR 2018/352: Week beginning: 23 July 2018 [3.1MB]

Weekly Status Report for the Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media:
BR 2018/341: Week beginning: 9 July 2018 [2.0MB]

Weekly Status Report for the Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media:
BR 2018/426: Week beginning: 2 July 2018 [2.1MB]

June 2018 Status Reports

Published 26 July 2018

Weekly Status Report for the Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media:
BR 2018/411: Week beginning: 25 June 2018 [1.6MB]

Weekly Status Report for the Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media:
BR 2018/402: Week beginning: 18 June 2018 [1.4MB]

Weekly Status Report for the Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media:
BR 2018/321: Week beginning: 11 June 2018 [2.6MB]

 


Updated on 16th April 2019