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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…

Appointments to Radio New Zealand Board

2016 Jun 03

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams today announced two reappointments to the Board of Radio New Zealand (RNZ).  Nelson-based former journalist Richard Griffin has been reappointed as Chair of Radio New1…

Appointments to TVNZ and NZ On Air

2016 Apr 29

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams today announced appointments to the boards of two of New Zealand’s iconic media organisations, Television New Zealand (TVNZ) and NZ On Air. “These appointments will…

BSA launches new codebook of broadcasting standards

2016 Apr 01

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has today launched a new codebook of updated broadcasting Codes of Practice, Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams says. The BSA’s Codes of Practice for1free-to-…

Bill ensures ongoing success for RNZ

2016 Mar 30

The passing of the Radio New Zealand Amendment Bill ensures the iconic broadcaster is better equipped to meet the challenges and opportunities of a multi-media era, Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams1sai…

Co-production agreement signed with Israel

2016 Mar 02

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says a new co-production agreement with Israel will have significant benefits for New Zealand’s screen sector. Ms Barry and Israeli Ambassador Yosef1…

New BSA, RNZ and TVNZ appointments

2015 Dec 16

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has announced a range of board appointments to some of New Zealand’s iconic broadcasting institutions. “Across the board, these appointments will see a mix of new1e…

Captioning to be extended to Prime Television

2015 Nov 17

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams says the extension of captioning to Prime Television will ensure more content availability for deaf and hard of hearing people. From early next year, service providers1…

Film and television co-production agreement signed with Poland

2015 Oct 23

A new agreement will encourage collaboration between the New Zealand and Polish screen industries, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says. “The Poland-New Zealand Film Co-Production1A…

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