37 Promotion of New Zealand content in programming

The Commission shall, in the exercise of its functions under sections 36(1)(a) and 36(2)(a) and (b),—

(a)

consult from time to time with—

(i)

persons who have an interest in New Zealand broadcasting and the production of programmes in New Zealand; and

(ia)

persons who have an interest in transmitting on demand in New Zealand and the production of content in New Zealand; and

(ii)

representatives of consumer interests in relation to broadcasting and transmitting on demand; and

(iii)

representatives of Maori interests,—

being in each case persons or representatives who can, in the opinion of the Commission, assist in the development of the Commission’s funding policies; and

(b)

promote, in its funding of the production of programmes and content, a sustained commitment by—

(i)

television and radio broadcasters to programming reflecting New Zealand identity and culture; and

(ii)

persons who transmit on demand to content reflecting New Zealand identity and culture; and

(c)

ensure that, in its funding of the production of television programmes, reasonable provision is made to assist in the production of drama and documentary programmes; and

(d)

ensure that, in its funding of sound radio broadcasting, reasonable provision is made to assist in the production and broadcasting of drama programmes and in the broadcasting of New Zealand music.

Section 37: amended, on 14 March 2008, by section 6(1) of the Broadcasting Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 3).

Section 37(a)(ia): inserted, on 14 March 2008, by section 6(2) of the Broadcasting Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 3).

Section 37(a)(ii): amended, on 14 March 2008, by section 6(3) of the Broadcasting Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 3).

Section 37(b): substituted, on 14 March 2008, by section 6(4) of the Broadcasting Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 3).