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Changes to modernise election broadcasting

2016 Oct 20

Justice and Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams says a planned refresh of the outdated format of election broadcasts will modernise them in time for the 2017 General Election. Ms Adams announced today tha…

Minister welcomes new media sector fund

2016 Sep 23

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has welcomed NZ On Air’s response to the changing needs of the sector with the NZ Media Fund. “NZ On Air is responding to the rapidly shifting media sector and1toda…

Canadian co-production agreement signed

2016 Sep 14

A new film co-production agreement signed between New Zealand and Canada will build on the strong screen sector relationships linking both countries, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry1s…

150 Years of the Cook Strait Cable

2016 Aug 26

On 26 August 1866, New Zealand’s telecommunications took a leap into the future with the successful connection of the Cook Strait Telegraph Cable, says Communications Minister Amy Adams. “It was a…

Convergence programme moving apace

2016 Aug 22

The Government’s Convergence Work Programme is making excellent progress towards ensuring New Zealand is well-placed to take advantage of an increasingly digital media environment, says Broadcasting…

Digital Convergence Bill captures online content

2016 Aug 21

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has today announced the Government’s plans to update the Broadcasting Act to better reflect today’s converged market. “The media sector is in a period of great1ch…

Parliament captioning increasing accessibility

2016 Aug 09

Hon Amy Adams Minister of Broadcasting Hon Nicky Wagner Minister for Disability Issues The captioning of all Parliament TV’s broadcasts will provide better access for deaf and hearing impaired New…

RNZ Board appointment

2016 Jun 30

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has today announced the appointment of Graham Pryor to the Board of RNZ. Mr Pryor is an Auckland-based media and business consultant, and professional director with a1b…

New chair of NZ Film Commission appointed

2016 Jun 22

Former Wellington mayor Kerry Prendergast has been appointed Chair of the New Zealand Film Commission, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced. “Mayor of the capital from 2001…

Adams to Mexico for Digital Economy Forum

2016 Jun 20

New Zealand’s focus on digital infrastructure will be front and centre at an international forum to discuss the growth of the digital economy. Communications and Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams will…

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