Jim Anderton Supports NZ Music
"New Zealand music has both a cultural and an economic
benefit for New Zealand, and plays an important role in our
community," said Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton, whose
own family is full of musicians both classical and
"Our music helps define who we are as New
Zealanders. We have as much talent as Ireland which has
music industry exports worth around $600 million a year,"
said Jim Anderton.
"We need to be proud of our people and
our achievements. Music is an important part of those
achievements," said Jim Anderton.
Jim Anderton said the
last New Zealand album he bought was Neil Finn's "Try
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Mediaworks: Three to be sold or closed
MediaWorks has today announced that it intends to sell MediaWorks TV as well as its Flower Street property which includes its television head office and studios.
The intention is for MediaWorks to sell the television side of the business while retaining ownership of radio and QMS. The Flower Street property will also be put up for sale with a lease back option for a buyer to continue to operate television from that location.
MediaWorks Chairman Jack Matthews said that MediaWorks is committed to continuing to grow its business in New Zealand while recognising that free-to-air television operates in a challenging environment. More>>