Bravo Banskie

Bravo John Banks for his comments on NZ on Air funding nasty reality tv shows:

ACT leader John Banks thinks a commercial sponsor should be paying for a ‘New Zealand’s Got Talent’ show – and not taxpayers.

1.6 million dollars of public arts and culture funding is going into the production.

He says it shows spending needs to be managed better, given the Government is borrowing millions every week.

“So many get so much enjoyment from watching this kind of drivel, then let it be funded by a commercial sponsor that can make some money out of this,” says Mr Banks.

John Banks says he can’t think of anything less likely to achieve a high wage economy than spending taxes on reality TV.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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