44 Commission to have regard to Government policy

(1)

The Minister may not give a direction to the Commission in relation to cultural matters.

(1A)

The Minister shall ensure that at all material times the Minister has notified the Commission of the Government’s policies, and provided the Commission with an appropriate direction, in respect of the funding of Radio New Zealand Limited.

(2)

No responsible Minister or any other Minister, and no person acting by or on behalf of or at the direction of a responsible Minister or any other Minister, may give a direction in respect of—

(a)

any programme or content; or

(b)

the gathering or presentation of news or the preparation or presentation of any current affairs programme or content.

(3)

[Repealed]

Compare: 1976 No 132 s 20(1), (2)(a), (b), (c), (4), (5); 1982 No 6 s 4(1)

Section 44(1): substituted, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

Section 44(1A): inserted, on 1 December 1995, by section 20 of the Radio New Zealand Act 1995 (1995 No 52).

Section 44(1A): amended, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

Section 44(2): amended, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

Section 44(2)(a): substituted, on 14 March 2008, by section 9(1) of the Broadcasting Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 3).

Section 44(2)(b): amended, on 14 March 2008, by section 9(2) of the Broadcasting Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 3).

Section 44(3): repealed, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).