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Ministers' Releases

20,000 lower North Island homes yet to go digital

2013 Aug 29

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss says lower North Island residents need to ensure they are ready for the digital switchover as research shows 20,000 households are not yet prepared for the 291Septem…

Lower North Island Going Digital update

2013 Aug 26

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss is urging residents in the lower North Island to make sure they are ready for the upcoming switch to digital television. The lower North Island including Taranaki,…

Ministers welcome collaboration between MCH agencies

2013 Aug 12

Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson and Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss have welcomed collaboration that will lead to greater efficiencies and savings for Crown entities NZ…

Changes to screen incentives to encourage more investment, jobs & growth

2013 Jul 31

The Government today announced changes to incentive schemes to encourage more television production being made in New Zealand and build on our world-class reputation for high-quality post production…

North Island households preparing for digital switchover

2013 Jul 12

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss has welcomed research showing that at least 91 per cent of homes in the North Island have now made the switch to digital television. The latest research shows t…

More Kiwi content being viewed online

2013 Jul 10

NZ on Screen, a website funded by NZ On Air has had more than 1 million visits in the last year, a thirty per cent increase on 2012, Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss announced today. “More an…

Appointments to National Pacific Radio Trust

2013 Jul 03

Broadcasting Minister, Craig Foss and Pacific Island Affairs Minister Hekia Parata are today announcing the appointments of Dr Lesieli MacIntyre and Taualeo’o Stephen Stehlin to the board of the…

South Island digital switchover a success

2013 Jun 21

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss today welcomed new research showing that 99 per cent of South Island homes have gone digital. “I would like to congratulate South Island residents on a very1s…

Minister welcomes new NZ music resource

2013 May 31

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss welcomes today’s launch of the NZ On Air- funded innovative music website – “AudioCulture is a fantastic new site that documents New1Zealan…

Broadcasting reappointments announced

2013 May 29

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss today announced that he has reappointed Josh Easby and Tiwana Tibble to the Radio New Zealand (RNZ) Board and Roger MacDonnell to the Television New Zealand (TVNZ)…

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