Television New Zealand Act 2003

28 Shareholding Ministers must not give certain directions
  • (1) No shareholding Minister or any other Minister, and no person acting by or on behalf of or at the direction of a shareholding Minister or any other Minister, may give a direction to TVNZ or to any of its subsidiaries, or to any director or officer or employee of TVNZ or of any of its subsidiaries, in respect of—

    • (a) any programme or other content; or

    • (b) any allegation or complaint relating to a programme or other content; or

    • (c) the gathering or presentation of news or the preparation or presentation of any current affairs programme or content; or

    (2) No director of TVNZ or of any of its subsidiaries may be removed for any reason relating to—

    • (a) any programme or other content; or

    • (b) any allegation or complaint relating to a programme or other content; or

    • (c) the gathering or presentation of news or the preparation or presentation of any current affairs programme or content; or

    • (d) the responsibility of TVNZ or any of its subsidiaries for compliance with standards administered under the Broadcasting Act 1989.

    (2A) This section applies regardless of the type of delivery platform TVNZ uses to deliver any programmes or other content.

    (3) Section 97(g) of the Crown Entities Act 2004 does not apply to TVNZ.

    Compare: 1988 No 162 s 7

    Section 28(1)(a): substituted, on 23 July 2011, by section 9(1) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

    Section 28(1)(b): substituted, on 23 July 2011, by section 9(1) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

    Section 28(1)(c): substituted, on 23 July 2011, by section 9(1) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

    Section 28(1)(d): added, on 23 July 2011, by section 9(1) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

    Section 28(2)(a): substituted, on 23 July 2011, by section 9(2) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

    Section 28(2)(b): substituted, on 23 July 2011, by section 9(2) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

    Section 28(2)(c): substituted, on 23 July 2011, by section 9(2) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

    Section 28(2)(d): added, on 23 July 2011, by section 9(2) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

    Section 28(2A): inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 9(3) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

    Section 28(3): added, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).