Posts Tagged ‘save radio nz’

National hates Public Broadcasting

Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, March 8th, 2011 - 40 comments

TVNZ7, and New Zealand public service television as a whole, looks to be coming to an end in June next year.  TVNZ has been told their only responsibility is to return to the government a 9% return on investment per annum; their response is that they see pay-TV as their future.  Sky is now “a frenemy”.

Insight on mining

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 31st, 2010 - 2 comments

NatRad’s Insight has the best overview of the Brownlees mining proposal that I’ve seen (or rather heard) from the media to date.

Environmental issues reporter, Ian Telfer investigates the Government’s proposal in “Mining in National Parks”.

Tsunami shows importance of Radio NZ

Written By: - Date published: 12:18 pm, March 1st, 2010 - 25 comments

You know, I struggle to see how the government can justify cuts to Radio New Zealand’s funding after its outstanding coverage of the tsunami yesterday. While the other radio broadcasters were jammed up with bee pollen adverts and deer horn aphrodisiac jingles, RNZ had informative, up to the minute information from all over the country.

Rosemary McLeod on Barbarians

Written By: - Date published: 1:08 pm, February 28th, 2010 - 23 comments

One of the best pieces I’ve seen about the idiotic minister of broadcasting Jonathon Coleman wanting to starve or bend National Radio into the level of stupidity that the NACT’s prefer. Rosemary McLeod writing “Quality radio easy target for the barbarians” in the Sunday Star Times this morning.

Save Radio NZ protest today

Written By: - Date published: 3:02 pm, February 24th, 2010 - 15 comments

The Save Radio New Zealand group on Facebook now has 13,600 members and today (the 25th) there will be an event at Parliament between 1 and 2. It won’t be your typical rowdy protest, instead the idea is to bring along your radio and something to eat and drink, and have a mass picnic on the lawn.

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