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Ready to Roll - revamp for NZ music funding

2011 May 12

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman today welcomed the launch of NZ On Air’s new funding programme which will support a greater range of New Zealand music. The Making Tracks scheme will1contr…

The Second Reading of the Television New Zealand Amendment Bill

2011 May 03

I move, That the Television New Zealand Amendment Bill be now read a second time. Purpose of the bill In brief this bill amends the Television New Zealand Act 2003, in line with this1Governm…

New Zealand Music Month hits the high notes

2011 May 01

The spotlight’s back on New Zealand music with the launch today of New Zealand Music Month says Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman. ‘’New Zealand Music Month is in its 11th year, and …

Hunt is on for NZ’s Oldest Telly

2011 Apr 20

A nationwide search to find the oldest working television in New Zealand was launched today by Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman. The Oldest Telly competition, part of a Going Digital1camp…

Ministers welcome Canterbury TV’s return to air

2011 Apr 18

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman paid tribute to Canterbury Television (CTV) which restarts broadcasting today, less than two months after the1F…

Coleman appoints new Radio New Zealand chair

2011 Apr 14

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced the appointment of Richard Griffin as chair of the Radio New Zealand (RNZ) board. Mr Griffin, a director of a Wellington public affairs1compa…

HD TV extension in time for RWC 2011

2011 Mar 27

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced free-to-air high definition digital television, also known as Freeview|HD, will be available by UHF aerial to an extra 160,000 homes in time fo…

New chair for National Pacific Radio Trust board

2011 Mar 22

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced the appointment of Uluomatootua Saulaulu Aiono as chair of the National Pacific Radio Trust (NPRT) board. Mr Aiono, an Auckland businessman,1…

New blood for TVNZ board

2011 Jan 27

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced the appointment of professional company director Wayne Walden and business consultant Alison Gerry to the board of Television New Zealand1(TVNZ…

New appointment to BSA Board

2010 Dec 20

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced the appointment of Te Raumawhitu (Te Rau) Kupenga to the Broadcasting Standards Authority board.   Mr Kupenga has been appointed for three1y…

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