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New TVNZ Chair appointed

2012 May 02

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss today announced the appointment of Wayne Walden as the Chair of Television New Zealand (TVNZ). “Mr Walden has been a member of the TVNZ Board since last year. He…

NZ On Air Chair appointed

2012 Apr 17

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss has today announced the appointment of Miriam Dean QC as Chair of NZ On Air. Miriam Dean is the President of the New Zealand Bar Association, Deputy Chair Auckland…

Going digital assistance package announced

2012 Jan 24

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss today announced details of the Government’s Going Digital Targeted Assistance Package. To keep watching TV, all New Zealanders need to go digital by getting1Free…

Minister Offers Condolences on Death of Journalist

2011 Dec 12

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman says he is shocked by the sudden death of Radio New Zealand journalist Phillip Cottrell over the weekend. Dr Coleman today offered his condolences to the1fam…

Hawke’s Bay and West Coast countdown for digital TV switch

2011 Sep 30

Today marks one year before New Zealand starts making the full switch to digital television in stages, and viewers who are not already watching digital should start planning their switch now, says1B…

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Television New Zealand Charter repealed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…

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