Opposition broadcasting spokesperson Melissa Lee once made publicly-funded TV programmes for a niche audience on TVNZ. Now she has a bill before Parliament to force the funding agencies to reveal more about the audiences the programmes attract.
New Zealand’s biggest news publisher Stuff could soon be under new management. After more than 150 years in publishing, its Australian parent Fairfax Media would cease to exist after a mega-merger with entertainment company Nine. Mediawatch looks at what that might mean for the news business here.