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NEW ZEALAND: Two Victories for Taxpayers: TVNZ/RadioNZ (RNZ) merger scrapped and the New Job Tax Postponed

Section: Members Highlights / Tax Facts / WTA Blog
18 March 2023 | New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union / New Zealand

New Zealand

Recently, New Zealand’s government was forced to drop its expensive plans to merge TVNZ and RNZ on which it planned to spend $3 million on rebranding alone.
The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has been at the forefront of the campaign against the merger. Far from creating a more diverse media landscape, the merger would have served to concentrate power, and erode diversity and trust in media sources.

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