Clear the airwaves – it’s all online

Clear the airwaves – it’s all online
The NZBC's old Avalon Studios got to show off in last year's vaxathon. (Image: Getty)
Paul McBeth
Broadcasting minister Kris Faafoi’s big reveal yesterday that TVNZ and RNZ will soon be living under the same umbrella again wasn’t the biggest surprise in the world.The goal of creating a super-charged public broadcaster was the goal of his predecessor, Clare Curran, although she was keener on funding a bigger RNZ than bundling it in with its commercial TV sibling, and Faafoi’s announcement seemed to have the air of inevitability about it, despite the obvious teething problems of enmeshing two very different organisations.The...

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