Vision


Our Vision:  a Media Environment in NZ that is safe for all:
free of gratuitous sex, violence, and offensive language.
So parents can trust what their children see.
 


Newsletter - Winter 2021

June 2021

All Blacks

WHO MONITORS THE MONITORS?

One of the top issues of the day is the future of the All Blacks funding streams and the Players Association and former All Blacks like David Kirk, have made the timely suggestion that a part of the shareholding should be allocated to the NZ public.

What a great idea, that the public have a stake in the AB’s and should be represented.

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Newsletter - Autumn 2021

March 2021

Celebrate

BREAK OUT THE CHAMPAGNE!!!

It’s been a Long Time Coming (Like about 30 Years in Parliamentary time, and 4 in this government’s life).

Wednesday 21 March last (the same day as the Prime Minster and the Minister of Finance of Finance announced similarly rather long delayed changes to Tax and benefit payments and simultaneously derailed the Gravy Train being stoked by property developers at the expense of first home owners) the Minister of Broadcasting the Hon Kris Faafoi unveiled his plans for the reform of Broadcasting Governance in NZ, which in this writer’s view, may have as far reaching implications as capital gains tax reform, for the wellbeing of the people of this country.

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Newsletter - March 2021

March 2021

Public Address

RECENTLY A SIGNIFICANT SLICE OF NZ NEWS MEDIA, who are dependent on advertising for survival, demonstrated that they know which side their bread is buttered on, by piling into the Government for mildly calling out members of a vulnerable family in Auckland, who went on a shopping spree, ignoring the instruction to isolate, after testing positive for the deadly COVID. Our media claimed that naming and shaming these folks by Ardern, was inconsistent with her mantra to “Be Kind”.

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Newsletter - December 2020

December 2020

TELEVISION PLAYS A BIG PART IN ALL OUR LIVES.

YET HOW MUCH ATTENTION DO ITS PURVEYORS GIVE TO THE VIEWS AND OPINIONS OF ITS CONSUMERS?

After 27 years of advocacy for a better say in the way things are run in a service using a resource which we the public own (that is the tv spectrum,) our conclusion IS ZERO, NADA AND ZILCH.

Discussion

WE HAVE A RIGHT TO, AND INDEED DEMAND, AS CONSUMER REPRESENTATIVES, A PLACE AT THE TABLE WHERE DECISIONS ARE BEING DISCUSSED AND MADE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF TELEVISION BROADCASTING, AT A TIME WHEN UPHEAVAL AND CHANGE ARE THE ONLY CONSTANT.

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