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Public Meeting to discuss the state of RNZ’s Funding

Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Media Release: Public Meeting to discuss the state of Radio New Zealand’s Funding!
By Jo Bond – Fund RNZ Organiser

Date: Monday the 20th of March
Time: 1:30pm
Place: Burns 1 Lecture Theatre, Albany Street, University of Otago.

There will a panel of excellent speakers!

Radio New Zealand’s funding freeze has entered its ninth year, says Organiser of Fund RNZ Jo Bond.

“There are just 71 days left until this year’s Budget and I’m hoping that the government will give RNZ a decent funding increase with the guarantee of further annual increases to keep up with inflation.”

“Last year, the government disestablished the Broadcasting portfolio and split its responsibilities between the Communications and the Arts, Culture and Heritage portfolios.”

“I am concerned that RNZ could further suffer asset sales, redundancies, and programme and AM transmission reductions.”

“We have an opportunity to do something about this by sending a message to the government that we care about RNZ, a good way to do this would be to sign and share the petition.”

Other ways people can help:

Online petition: https://www.tinyurl.com/jg9e42t

Give a Little: https://www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/fundrnzcampaign

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/319361401744828/

ENDS


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