The Aotearoa New Zealand Public Media Bill aims to merge Radio New Zealand and Television New Zealand into one new public media entity - Aotearoa New Zealand Public Media.

Aotearoa New Zealand Public Media would operate as an autonomous Crown entity, with editorial independence and a charter. It would:

  • Provide relevant and trusted public media content across a range of platforms, including television, radio, and digital platforms.
  • Operate based on a proposed charter which emphasises independence, impartiality, and balance.
  • Have a board with expertise in tikanga and te ao Māori as well as financial management.

Public submissions are now being invited on this bill, due by September 8.
DPA will be making a submission on this bill around the need for accessibility and inclusion drawing DPA’s submission on the inquiry into the review of the Radio New Zealand Charter we made last year.  

Making a submission

Visit the Parliament website to find out more and to make a submission on the Aotearoa New Zealand Public Media Bill.

The website also has information about how to make a submission, including information in Easy Read and NZSL.

Submissions close 8 September.