It's Aotearoa Television All Over Again...
Friday 26 Apr 2002
The Ministers responsible for Maori
Television must release John Davy's detailed curriculum
vitae to the public, ACT Broadcasting Spokesman MP Penny
Webster said today.
"There should be no secrecy
regarding the credentials of a man entrusted with a
publicly-funded, $34 million television station.
Clark and Parekura Horomia launched this station. Now we
"ACT New Zealand opposes Labour's
interference in broadcasting. Public money should not be
spent on a repeat of the Aotearoa Television debacle,"
Mrs Webster said.
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Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)
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