Appointment of Richard Long to TVNZ Board
Hon Craig Foss
Minister of Broadcasting
Appointment to TVNZ Board
Minister Craig Foss today announced the appointment of
Richard Long to the Board of Television New Zealand.
Long has a career in journalism spanning more than thirty
He has been elected to various newspaper industry
roles, including chair of the NZ Press Association
editors’ liaison committee.
“Mr Long’s media career
will enable him to contribute his lengthy practical
experience to the work of the TVNZ Board,” says Mr
Mr Long was appointed as an Officer of The New
Zealand Order of Merit in 2011, for services to
Mr Long spent twenty
years as a journalist before being appointed editor of the
Dominion Post in 1992. He held this position for a decade
before spending two years as Chief of Staff in the National
Leader’s Office. Mr Long then worked for Busby Ramshaw
Grice before returning to journalism as a
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On First Time Voting (Centre Right)
For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music.
One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:
As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.
But somehow I have spent a large amount of time (perhaps detrimentally so, depending on the outcome of my upcoming exams) agonising over how to cast my first vote in a national election. More>>