Tithes For Maori TV - You Must Be Joking!
It would be foolish to tithe TVNZ advertising in order to pay for the new Maori television station, ACT Broadcasting Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today.
"ACT opposes the creation of a separatist Maori television station. We certainly oppose the Nga Aho Whakaari proposal to drain resources from TVNZ for the new channel.
"Our state network is not a golden goose. It is already headed toward cash-strapped status because of the silly Charter. Charging advertisers extra will just push them to other channels.
"The Government should never have chosen to create an entire channel - there were other proposals that would have worked a lot better. The best option would be to give up now and return this money to the communities that need it," Mrs Webster said.