The Beehive, New Zealand's Parliament

PMA makes submission on New Zealand’s new public media entity

In our submission to the New Zealand Government, we outline our concerns with the legislation which would establish the new entity.

Public media expands reach and services for the Pacific

Public media organisations are increasing their investments and collaborations in the Pacific, and adapting to digital trends to expand their reach to audiences across the region.

PMA: Solomon Islands government must respect broadcaster’s independence

The government has ordered Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation to self-censor and only cover stories that show the country positively.

Photo of the volcano taken from sea level

“A vital tool”: Why RNZ turned to shortwave after the Tongan volcanic eruption

When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano exploded earlier this year, RNZ Pacific reverted to shortwave to reach the isolated island nation. 

RNZ

RNZ CEO: new public media entity is “a bold and unique step”

The CEO of Radio New Zealand explains how the new public media entity presents an outstanding opportunity for public service media.

The Beehive, New Zealand's Parliament

More details announced for New Zealand’s new public media entity

The new entity will be called ‘Aotearoa New Zealand Public Media’, and it could launch on 1 March 2023 according to draft legislation.

RNZ and TVNZ buildings

“Funding certainty” for New Zealand public media

The New Zealand government has announced an allocation of $327 million dollars over a three-year period for a new multiplatform public media entity as part of its 2022 Budget.

RNZ and TVNZ buildings

New Zealand to establish new giant public media entity

The New Zealand government has announced details of the new public media entity, which will see the merger of RNZ and TVNZ.

RNZ and TVNZ buildings

New Zealand: Announcement of public media merger imminent

The long-awaited decision on the merger between New Zealand's radio and television public media entities is expected any day now.

RNZ

The group guarding NZ’s media freedom

New Zealand is ranked eighth best nation in the world when it comes to the freedom of journalists to report without fear. So why does it need a Media Freedom Committee?