Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Albert Wendt, Judy Mcgregor, Rodney Bryant

21 September 2000 Media Statement

ALBERT WENDT FOR NZ ON AIR;
JUDY MCGREGOR, RODNEY BRYANT FOR BSA


Writer and academic, Professor Albert Wendt has been appointed Deputy Chair of NZ On Air for a three-year term, the Minister of Broadcasting, Marian Hobbs, announced today.

"I am delighted to be announcing this appointment," she said. "It will enhance the experience and expertise available to NZ on Air, and signals the importance of recognising Pacific people’s interests in dealing with broadcasting issues."

Professor Wendt is head of Auckland University's English Department and was responsible for establishing Pacific Studies at the university.

He is the Chairperson of the Centre for Pacific Studies, a Trustee of the Pacific Youth Leadership Trust, has been a member of Creative New Zealand, and chaired that organisation’s Pacific Island Arts Committee.

The Minister also confirmed the appointments of two new members to the Broadcasting Standards Authority for three-year terms.

They are: Professor Judy McGregor, head of Massey University's Communication and Journalism Department and former television broadcaster and producer, Rodney Bryant, who is now communications coordinator for Dunedin City Council. They replace Lyndsay Loates and Joan Withers whose terms have expired.

NZ On Air, formally known as the Broadcasting Commission, was established to reflect and develop New Zealand identity and culture by promoting programmes about New Zealand and New Zealand interests, to provide for minority interests in broadcasting, and to undertake a range of other associated functions.

The Broadcasting Standards Authority is an independent statutory body established under the Broadcasting Act 1989. It hears complaints relating to broadcasting standards issues and encourages the development of Codes of Practice amongst broadcasters.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Geo-political Posturing Over China’s Cyber Hacks, Plus The Weekly Playlist

The timing was one of the weirder aspects of this week’s cyber condemnation of China by the West. Why was this piece of political theatre being staged now? China (and Russia’s) sponsoring and/or condoning of semi-state and criminal hacker groups has been known about for nigh on a decade. More particularly, Microsoft had been alerted to the flaws in its Microsoft Exchange... More>>




 
 


Government: Quarantine Free Travel With Australia Suspended

Quarantine Free Travel from all Australian states and territories to New Zealand is being suspended as the Covid situation there worsens, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins announced today... More>>

ALSO:


Government: New Zealand Condemns Malicious Cyber Activity By Chinese State-sponsored Actors

New Zealand has established links between Chinese state-sponsored actors known as Advanced Persistent Threat 40 (APT40) and malicious cyber activity in New Zealand. “The GCSB has worked through a robust technical attribution process in relation to this activity. New Zealand is today joining other countries in strongly condemning this malicious activity... More>>

ALSO:

Government: Commits $600,000 To Flood Recovery

The Government is contributing $600,000 to help residents affected by the weekend’s violent weather with recovery efforts. Acting Minister for Emergency Management Kris Faafoi and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor have been in the Buller district this afternoon to assess flood damage and support the local response effort... More>>

ALSO:



NZUS Council: Welcomes Nomination Of Senator Tom Udall As US Ambassador To NZ

The NZUS Council welcomes the nomination of Senator Tom Udall to the role of US Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, NZUS Council executive director Jordan Small said... More>>

BusinessNZ: Visa Extensions Welcomed
BusinessNZ has welcomed the extension of some critical skill visa durations and changes to immigration systems to speed processing. Chief Executive Kirk Hope says move acknowledges advocacy by the hospitality sector, the BusinessNZ Network and others, and comes not a moment too soon.... More>>



Social Development: Government Initiatives Contribute To Fall In Benefit Numbers

Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni has welcomed the release of the June quarter Benefit Statistics which show a continuing fall in the number of people receiving a Main Benefit... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels