Bill to Create new Aotearoa New Zealand Public Media has First Reading in Parliament

The Bill to create a new public media entity, Aotearoa New Zealand Public Media, had its first reading in Parliament today. “The Bill brings in the changes needed to make…

NZ Poll Released on World Press Freedom Day Suggests Government Media Funding Threatens Independence

A poll released today, World Press Freedom Day, by the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union suggests the majority of New Zealanders believe that government funding for private media companies undermines media…

Pasifika Least Accepting of Offensive Language According to NZ Broadcasting Survey

Pasifika are generally least accepting of offensive language, according to the latest Broadcasting Standards Authority research. More than 1500 people aged 18+ took part in the Language That May Offend…

Government to Create new Organisation Built on Best of RNZ and TVNZ

Minister of Broadcasting and Media Kris Faafoi has announced today that the Government will create a new organisation by the middle of 2023, built on the best of RNZ and…

Podcast: Daniel Faitaua First Pasifika Kiwi President of Foreign Press Association in London “Give Anything A Go”

Daniel Faitaua has reached another milestone in his career as not only the first Pasifika TVNZ European correspondent based in London, but now the first Kiwi Pasifika president of the…

Tributes Flow For Veteran Samoan Radio Broadcaster Tago Fuatamalesā Siaipili Tago

The Pasifika community across New Zealand, Australia, and Samoa have paid tribute to veteran broadcaster Tago Fuatamalesa Siaipili Tago who passed away aged 70 on Christmas day. People took to…

Pasifika Wire Turns 1 – We Say Thank You!

Pasifika Wire has turned 1. On behalf of the Directors of Pasifika Wire Ltd. we want to extend our sincere gratitude and thanks to all of you who have engaged…

Pasifika Journalist Appointed to Public Interest Journalism Fund Advisory Panel

Seasoned Journalist and Broadcaster John Utanga has been appointed to the newly established Public Interest Journalism Fund Advisory Panel. Of Cook Islands descent John has more than 30 years of…

Pasifika Government and Private Sector Media to Receive Funding for new Journalist Roles

Three Pasifika oriented organisations have been awarded funding under the New Zealand On Air $18 million Public Interest Journalism funding boost. Successful organisations include the Government owned and operated National…

Pasifika Broadcast Journalist Appointed to Governance Group to Work on Public Media Entity

Award winning Broadcast Journalist and Filmmaker Sandra Kailahi is one of eight experts appointed to a Governance Group to lead the next phase of work on a potential new public…

Veteran Journalist says Impact on Pacific of Facebook Restrictions of Australian News Unclear

A well known journalist and author, who has reported extensively on the Pacific region for more than 30 years, says he is still trying to figure out how the Facebook…

Head of Media Association Solomon Islands talks social media and reporting on COVID-19

Veteran Solomon Islands journalist, Georgina Kekea, says it has been a challenge when reporting on COVID-19. She says people are slowly adjusting to the new normal, despite the country being…