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New member for National Pacific Radio Trust board

2011 Sep 29

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced the appointment of Susana Lei’ataua to the National Pacific Radio Trust (NPRT) board. Ms Lei’ataua, a former Fulbright Senior Scholar1…

Platinum funded programmes a ratings hit

2011 Sep 07

NZ On Air’s Platinum Fund continues to support quality television programming that Kiwis love to watch, says Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman. Over two million viewers watched four1loca…

New appointment to NZ On Air board

2011 Aug 17

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced the appointment of Ross McRobie to the board of New Zealand On Air. Mr McRobie was formerly General Manager of the Radio Network in1Christchu…

More Kiwis get access to Freeview HD for the Rugby World Cup

2011 Aug 09

Free-to-air high definition digital television, also known as Freeview|HD, is now available to an additional 160,000 homes in time for the Rugby World Cup, Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman a…

Television New Zealand Charter repealed

2011 Jul 12

The dual mandate which shackled Television New Zealand (TVNZ) has been removed following the third reading of the Television New Zealand Amendment Bill tonight, says Broadcasting Minister Jonathan…

New appointment to TVNZ board

2011 Jun 30

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced the appointment of Barrie Saunders to the board of Television New Zealand. Mr Saunders, a co-founder of Wellington government relations firm1…

Pacific radio moves Southside

2011 Jun 15

Pacific radio stations Niu FM and 531pi are relocating to new studios in South Auckland, Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman announced today. Dr Coleman confirmed the National Pacific Radio …

Digital switchover dates confirmed

2011 Jun 10

The final dates for New Zealand television going digital were announced today by Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman. Confirming the timetable for the biggest change to television1broadcasti…

Pacific vibe hits Wellington air waves

2011 Jun 09

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman and Pacific Island Affairs Minister Georgina te Heuheu today welcomed the opening of the new Pacific Media Network studio in Wellington, and in collaboration1w…

Funding for regional television’s digital switch

2011 Jun 06

An $850,000 assistance package to help regional television broadcasters make the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting was announced today by Broadcasting Minister Jonathan1Coleman. …

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