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Scrapping the RNZ-TVNZ Merger w/ Peter Thompson: February 9, 2023

Scrapping the RNZ-TVNZ Merger w/ Peter Thompson: February 9, 2023

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Thursday, February 9, 2023

First up on our series of policies PM Chris Hipkins has pulled back on is the public media merger of Radio New Zealand and Television New Zealand. 

Kris Fafoi and Willie Jackson, the former and current broadcasting minister respectively, had initially set out a preferred deadline of March 1st with a final deadline of July 1st this year.

However, Hipkins claimed the merger was too expensive and unnecessary, replacing it with a funding boost for NZ on Air and RNZ. 

To learn more about what this means for public media in Aotearoa, Liam spoke to Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington’s Peter Thompson.