Friday, February 17, 2017

Invitation to the People’s Commission on Public Broadcasting and Media

We've teamed up with ActionStation and selected a panel of six Kiwis who care about media and broadcasting, to travel New Zealand for the next six Sundays, taking submissions from the public.

Please come along and tell the panel what’s wrong with broadcasting and media? What’s right with broadcasting and media? And what needs to be done?

The Public Meetings:

  • Wellington - this Sunday 19th Feb, 11am-2pm (sorry about the short notice), at Meow Café and Bar, Edward Street
  • Dunedin – Sunday 26th Feb, 12.30-3.30pm, at Dunedin City Library, 4th floor, Moray Place
  • Tauranga – Sunday 5th March, 11am-2pm, at Papamoa Community Centre
  • Christchurch – Sunday 12th March, 11am-2pm, at XCHC Exchange, 376 Wilsons Rd, Waltham
  • Nelson – Sunday 19th March, 11am-2pm, at NMIT, G104 Auditorium, 322 Hardy Street
  • Auckland – Sunday 26th March, 1pm-4pm, at Mt Eden Normal Primary School Hall, cnr Valley and Sherbourne Roads

If you can't make a meeting, there’s a website for submissions too -



What's the point of a People's Commission on Public Broadcasting and Media?

The aim is to present government and policy-makers across Parliament with a comprehensive report, including recommendations for how to improve public broadcasting and media in New Zealand.

The panel will use the public submissions, evidence from experts and international research to come up with strong, workable and inspiring recommendations.

Our panellists are:

  • Lizzie Marvelly - Writer, Musician and Commentator
  • Lance Wiggs – Investor and Business Blogger
  • Bill Ralston – Columnist, Commentator and ex-Head of OneNews
  • Kay Ellmers – Television Producer and Director
  • Mark Jennings – Journalist and ex-Head of 3News/NewsHub
  • Shamubeel Eaqub – Economist and Author

The People’s Commission is all about the public's view, so please come along - bring your anger, your passion, your hopes and your ideas.

This is our big chance to talk about broadcasting, get people thinking about it and come up with some strong recommendations for the future of public media - so there actually is a future for public media.

See you at one of the meetings.
Myles Thomas
Coalition for Better Broadcasting

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