Big hole in NZ On Air argument

Clare Curran, Labour, and Winston Peters have been making a big play about what they say are politically motivated decisions being made by NZ On Air.

The problem for these opportunists cashing in on the Whanau Ora and Poverty doco non-scandals, is that NZ On Air Funds a huge range of projects at arm’s length from the Government.

That’s just the way it should be.

For instance, in October last year, just a month before the election – this same agency (supposedly highly political and controlled by the ever powerful Chair of John Key’s electorate) made the decision to fund a two hour documentary on Helen Clark.

The Helen Clark Story, has received nearly $300,000 of taxpayer funding, and it shatters the opportunists’ arguments that NZ On Air is somehow controlled by National.

 


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  • JonBSails

    I wish the Opposition would get their facts right at least once

  • Graeme Edgeler

    The Helen Clark Story, has received nearly $300,000 of taxpayer funding, and it shatters the opportunists’ arguments that NZ On Air is somehow controlled by National.

    Depends what it says, doesn’t it?

    Maybe it will be a kind of sequel to “Robert Muldoon: The Grim Face of Power” which also aired over two hours on TV3:

    [watch it before someone takes it down!]

  • Chris

    It doesn’t matter about the content. Tax money should not be taken from hardworking Kiwis to fund the creation of TV shows and music.

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