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The Total New Zealand 2021 RNZ Measurement Survey 1: GfK

Thursday 06 May, 2021

Results of the Total New Zealand 2021 RNZ Measurement Survey 1 conducted by GfK have been released today.

NZ's Concert FM may be safe

Tuesday 11 February, 2020

The future of New Zealand’s Concert FM seems to have been assured after NZ Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern said her Cabinet was looking at an unused FM frequency as a solution to keeping the station on air.
There has been public outcry since the announcement of Concert FM’s proposed closure late last week with ex PM, Helen Clark going public to condemn the move. 

The NZ Government is looking for a super size public media

Friday 07 February, 2020
The New Zealand Government has officially begun looking into the creation super-sized public media entity.

Radio New Zealand under review

Wednesday 29 January, 2020

New Zealand's public broadcasters are being reviewed by the government as it seeks to decide how to structure them for the future.

Radio New Zealand (RNZ) and TV New Zealand (TVNZ) are separate government business entities. The government is considering many options for them in the future, perhaps a merger or possibly even closing them both and opening a new converged public broadcaster.

Jane Wrightson replies to rumours about the fate of RNZ

Thursday 14 November, 2019
There has been considerable speculation in New Zealand that the fate of RNZ and TVNZ will soon be decided by the NZ Government.

In an article today by Jane Patterson of rnz.co.nz it has been reported that there is a proposal to dis-establish both broadcasters and create an entirely new public media entity.

New Zealand government allocates more money to public media in 2018 budget

Sunday 27 May, 2018

The New Zealand Labour Government delivered its budget last week, giving more money to the country's national broadcasters and granting funds for an advisory group on public media.

$15m has been injected into the public media sector in the Ardern government's 2018 budget.

Radio New Zealand and TV On Air wil both receive extra funds, and further money has been reserved to fund recommendations from a newly formed Public Media Advisory Group.

RNZ chief executive Paul Thompson said:

RNZ boss proposes global digital news and information service

Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Radio New Zealand's chief executive is calling on the world's public service broadcasters to join forces in providing a global digital news and information service.

Speaking at the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association conference in Glasgow, Thompson said the international news service he envisaged would give public service broadcasters a global reach, comprehensive coverage of breaking news and a global perspective on key issues.

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