NZ First calls for a royal commission into media

NZ First calls for a royal commission into media
Winston Peters. (Image: NZME)
Daniel Dunkley
New Zealand First has called for a royal commission into “media independence” after unveiling its manifesto for the general election.The Winston Peters-led party, a potential kingmaker in the Oct 14 election, has proposed a series of changes to the NZ media, which it says faces a “losing battle for viewership and listenership” due to technological and cultural changes.NZ First's media spokesperson and candidate, Jenny Marcroft, told BusinessDesk a royal commission would be a “necessary first step in establishin...

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