Happy New Year! 11 January 2018
Hello! I am reopening this page because although we have had a change of government, RNZ's funding has not yet been allocated. It has been reported that the majority of the proposed funding Increase for RNZ will be put into building a new television station for RNZ Plus, rather than RNZ's existing operations.RNZ is currently operation under a $12 million funding shortfall and desperately needs to have its funding boosted for its radio operations.
Since this page has been opened, RNZ has moved from operating under a 9 year funding freeze, to getting an extra $11.4 million in funding over 4 years. This only works out to be an extra $2.8 million per year. Considering that their last funding increase was in 2008 and they only got an extra $2.4 million, you can see that this funding increase really isn't a funding increase at all!
No funding increase would have happened it if weren't for people adding their voices to the campaign either via the petition or by other methods!
Thanks to your generosity, I have been able to pay for including, but not limited to:
.venue hire for public meetings
.A livestream video and podcast for a public meeting
.Printing of posters and flyers
.Packet data for mobile online petitioning
.Upgrading the Fund RNZ website
.Facebook and Twitter advertisements
.A newspaper advertisement
.A video camera
.A sound recorder
.Video editing software
.Portable hard drive
.One trip to Wellington for me to speak at Select Committee to the petition. (Flights & cheap room).
.The Funding Monster (worth $85).
.A portable table to run stalls
.Fund RNZ Stickers, balloons and other decorative materials
.A heavily discounted former display model drawing tablet for making online images
.Sign making materials
Thank you very much to everyone who has donated so far, you have made a huge difference and I couldn't have done it without you!