Broadcasting Amendment Act 2000

8 New section 53S inserted
  • The principal Act is amended by inserting, after section 53R, the following section:

    53S Te Reo Whakapuaki Irirangi to have regard to Government policy
    • (1) When carrying out its function, duties, powers, rights, and authorities under this Act, Te Reo Whakapuaki Irirangi must comply with any direction given to it jointly by the Minister and the Minister of Maori Affairs in accordance with this section in relation to the general policy of the Government on the promotion, by means of broadcasting, of Maori language and Maori culture or the function, duties, powers, rights, and authorities of Te Reo Whakapuaki Irirangi.

      (2) The Minister and the Minister of Maori Affairs may not give a direction in respect of—

      • (a) a specific programme; or

      • (b) the gathering or presentation of news or the preparation or presentation of current affairs programmes.

      (3) The Minister and the Minister of Maori Affairs, acting jointly, must—

      • (a) give the direction to Te Reo Whakapuaki Irirangi by notice in writing; and

      • (b) as soon as practicable after giving the written notice,—

        • (i) publish a copy of it in the Gazette; and

        • (ii) present a copy of it to the House of Representatives.