The last radio reviews have focused on the racial and cultural exclusivity of RNZ and the National programme. This review is simply an outline for a replacement organisation to RNZ – one that will broadcast on TV as well. The most practical option is to task Maori TV – the best exemplars of public service broadcasting – to provide this. One state broadcaster for radio and television.
A bilingual non-commercial public service broadcaster, simulcasting each of their six channels on national radio and TV networks and online.
ART1 Korero/Conversation (Radio: AM,FM. TV: FV)
ART2 Waiata/Music (Radio: AM,FM. TV: FV)
ART3 Moananui-a-Kiwa/Pacific (Radio: AM,SW. TV: FV,Satellite)
ART4 Taonga Te Reo/Maori Heritage (Radio: AM. TV: FV)
ART5 Taonga Te Ao/International Heritage (Radio: AM. TV: FV)
ART6 Kawanatanga/Government (
Radio: AM. TV: FV)
– for channels:
1,2,4,6: Min. 85% total local content of any type (incl. music)
1: Min. 70% talk.
2: Min. 70% music.
3: Min. 40% overseas(ie.Pacific Islands)-sourced/oriented;
min. 40% local.
4: All presentation in Maori language; min. 60% non-voiced-over/original Te Reo content.
5: All presentation in English language, min. 60% non-voiced-over/original English content, min. 20% non-English/non-Te Reo/non-Pacific content.
6: All sitting hours of House of Representatives broadcast live.
1,2,3,4,6: Min. 50% of on-air presenters are Maori/English bilingual.
1,2,3,6: News service: 24/7 hourly bulletins of min. 3 mins.
ART1: RNZ National AM/FM radio frequencies + MTS Maori TV FV5
ART2: RNZ Concert AM/FM radio frequencies + TVNZ FV6
ART3: New AM needed + RNZ International shortwave frequencies + TVNZ FV7
ART4: AM needed + MTS Te Reo FV24
ART5: AM needed + TVNZ Heartland (currently on Sky only)
ART6: RNZ AM Network + Parliament TV FV22
Maori TV is to transition onto ART, which will include a merger of TVNZ’s legacy archive (currently running as Heartland on Sky) and will absorb RNZ’s assets after disestablishment.