Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


MOCH: Establishment of Broadcasting Unit

Media Release
3 December 2007

Establishment of Broadcasting Unit within the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage has established a Broadcasting Unit within the Ministry to more effectively serve the interests of public broadcasting and New Zealand’s transition to digital broadcasting.

The CEO, Martin Matthews, says in the fast-changing broadcasting environment the Ministry has a significant responsibility to ensure New Zealanders can access a full range of broadcasting services.

“Ministry staff are carrying out work to strengthen public broadcasting. We are leading the successful development of digital television, and we are enhancing regional and community broadcasting.

“With evolving technologies, and increasing choice, it is vital that New Zealand public broadcasting and local content continue to be visible and accessible,” says Mr Matthews.

Until now three separate teams worked on broadcasting policy, digital broadcasting, and monitoring broadcasting agencies which receive public funding. These are TVNZ, Radio NZ, the National Pacific Radio Trust, NZ On Air, and the Broadcasting Standards Authority.

Under the new arrangement the content and scope of the work will not change. A distinct unit, however, will provide a more visible, identifiable presence for the Ministry’s broadcasting work.

“With the growing importance of the Ministry’s cultural role in broadcasting it is an appropriate time to strengthen our effectiveness by creating a focused unit under the leadership of a director,” says Mr Matthews.

Jo Tyndall has been appointed the Acting Director of the Unit in the short term, beginning 3 December 2007. She is currently the Ministry’s Director of Digital Broadcasting Strategy.

The director’s position will shortly be advertised externally, for an initial period of around three years.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>


New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news