Radio New Zealand Amendment Act 2004

Radio New Zealand Amendment Act 2004

Public Act2004 No 18
Date of assent5 April 2004

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • (1) This Act is the Radio New Zealand Amendment Act 2004.

    (2) In this Act, the Radio New Zealand Act 1995 is called the principal Act.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on 1 July 2004.

3 Charter
  • (1) Section 7(1)(a) of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after the word cultural, the words , spiritual, and ethical.

    (2) Section 7(1)(c) of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after the words varied interests, the words and a full range of age groups.

    (3) Section 7(1) of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after paragraph (g), the following paragraph:

    • (ga) an international radio service to the South Pacific (Radio New Zealand International), which may include a range of programmes in English and Pacific languages; and.

    (4) Section 7(2) of the principal Act is amended by repealing paragraph (d), and substituting the following paragraphs:

    • (d) surveys, commissioned annually, of persons who are members of its current audiences to establish whether those members consider that the quality and quantity of its services are being maintained in accordance with subsection (1); and

    • (e) surveys, commissioned from time to time, of persons who are not members of its current audiences.

    (5) Section 7 of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after subsection (2), the following subsection:

    • (2A) The public radio company must, as part of its annual report, inform the shareholding Ministers of—

      • (a) the objectives and results of the annual surveys of its current audiences under subsection (2)(d); and

      • (b) the objectives and results of any surveys of people not in its current audiences under subsection (2)(e); and

      • (c) the measures, if any, it has taken in response to those results.


Legislative history

23 December 2002Introduction (Bill 29-1)
1 April 2003First reading and referral to Commerce Committee
5 August 2003Reported from Commerce Committee (Bill 29-2)
30 March 2004Second reading, committee of the whole House, third reading