Auckland Broadcasting Debate this Sunday
Media Advisory –
26 August 2014
6.30pm, August 31st 2014
(doors open 6.15pm)
High Street, Auckland
Maggie Barry –
National MP and legendary broadcaster
Faafoi – Labour Broadcasting
Julie Anne Genter –
Greens Broadcasting Spokesperson
Subject - What is the
future for broadcasting in NZ?
TVNZ ready to sell, Radio
NZ frozen, Dirty Politics - NZ media and broadcasting is in
the spotlight. See our speakers outline their policies on
this important subject, and put your questions to
The Wellington and Dunedin debates were a great
success (available to view at -http://www.otago.ac.nz/votechat).
Christchurch debate is on Tuesday Sept 2nd at
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