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Communications - Television

ACT The Liberal Party Rodney Hide

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Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Sue Kedgley

Ensure violent programmes are scheduled for after 10 p.m. at night
Require the BSA to monitor the amount of violence on all television channels through annual surveys and report the findings to Parliament each year
Require the BSA to monitor and enforce the TV codes of broadcasting practice on the portrayal of violence, in particular the requirement that channels avoid screening programmes containing gratuitous violence
Implement the recommendations of the Working Group on Television Violence
Require TVNZ, as the publicly funded broadcaster, to take a lead in screening locally produced children's television programmes

New Zealand Labour Party Hon Trevor Mallard

$4.4 million will be invested in non-commercial radio and regional television over the next four years
Continue and strengthen New Zealand broadcasts, both radio and television, to the Pacific
Promote Pacific broadcasting and encourage more Pacific peoples to get involved in the production of Pacific programmes

Give substance to our commitment to public broadcasting through continued public ownership of TVNZ
Update and revise the TVNZ Charter and implement specific quantitative and qualitative performance measures

Maori Party Hone Harawira  
National Party of New Zealand Hon Maurice Williamson

Will not review the ownership of TVNZ.  Selling would be a distraction for those charged with successfully driving an increasingly complex business in a highly competitive environment
Abolish TVNZ’s Charter, and redirect Charter-allocated funding through New Zealand On Air
Through New Zealand On Air’s funding arrangements, seek to strengthen minimum levels of quality New Zealand produced programming on television
Develop a new appointments process for the Boards of Radio NZ and TVNZ to secure apolitical appointments, and to recognize their role in our constitutional framework

New Zealand First Pita Paraone

Combine Television New Zealand (TVNZ) and Radio New Zealand under one state-owned enterprise known as New Zealand Broadcasting (NZB)
Continue to develop the re-establishment of TV One along the lines of a public service channel with limited advertising and a concentration on quality programming
Run TV2 on a commercial basis to help fund TV One and Radio New Zealand, and return dividends to the taxpayer
Require that salaries paid beyond accepted public service broadbands be cleared with and signed off by stakeholder ministers
Immediately introduce a fair process of allocating digital channels and radio spectrum bands

Progressive Coalition Hon Jim Anderton  
United Future New Zealand Hon Peter Dunne

Push the earliest time at which Adults Only programming screens back from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
We need to ensure that the BSA has the resources to hear and act on complaints quickly, allow it to be pro-active in raising issues that concern it
Supports the concept of NZ On Air as a mechanism for encouraging local content on television and radio
Seek improvements in television reception across the country

You can find the policy positions of more parties by checking these websites.
Alliance New Zealand
Democrats for Social Credit
Direct Democracy Party
The Republic Party of New Zealand

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