1938 6

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A Sunday feature – each week a random section scanned from a copy of The Standard, September 15th, 1938. Find out more here.

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6 comments on “1938 6”

  1. joe90 1

    Who knew, voter suppression in 1935.

    http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/4s16/scrimgeour-colin-graham

    On the Sunday evening before the 1935 general election, Scrimgeour’s ‘Man in the Street’ broadcast was jammed, probably on the orders of the director general of the Post and Telegraph Department. The leaders of the Coalition government feared that Scrimgeour would encourage voters to support the New Zealand Labour Party.

  2. Rosetinted 2

    the Realm – on facebook for scifi and fantasy fans I take it?

  3. Geoff 3

    The bitter irony being that the public broadcasting network (ie Radio NZ) eventually
    closed or sold every part of 2ZA, and today has no presence at all in the city.

    2ZA and dozens of stations like it were the victim of an early attempt to destroy public broadcasting in NZ, back in the ’90’s during the Bolget government.

    RNZ’s commercial stations were sold apparently because the government has no role in bringing news and entertainment to people who choose to listen to “commercial radio”. They were sold at an utter bargain rate to Australian interests who did not, and do not, give a damn about the Manawatu, or any other part of provincial New Zealand.

    RNZ closed its office in the city about four years ago as its cut in funding began to tighten the screws. RNZ has received no increase in funding for the past six years.

    Unfortunately I am not confident the Opposition ( and Clare Curren in particular) have even noticed whats happening with Radio NZ.

    Geoff.

    • r0b 3.1

      What is happening to RNZ is a travesty. The next government has got to get behind public broadcasting in NZ.

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