TVNZ Inquiry

[Imported from Whale Oil Beef Hooked on Blogger]

Good to see that an inquiry into TVNZ will be conducted by a Parliamentary select committee, although it was requested by the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee that is chaired by Labour MP Shane Jones.

Rodney Hide wrote to the F & E committee requesting the inquiry while at the same time Georgina Te Heu Heu wrote to the Commerce Select Committee which is chaired by Katherine Rich. As a chairperson who doesn’t have an interest in protecting the state-owned broadcaster, she would have held witnesses to account much more than Jones will.

So if the terms of reference to the inquiry are weak, or the inquiry ends up going no where, this could partly be Rodney’s fault for not thinking it through and conferring with his National colleagues.

But Rodney’s a good bloke who, like me, would prefer to see the damn thing sold – so I’ll give him two ticks for that one!


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