Articles tagged Melissa Lee

Last month New Zealand on Air announced $31 million in funding to broadcasters, but National MP Melissa Lee says there is not enough scrutiny over how that money is spent, Thomas Coughlan reports.

RNZ receives a funding boost that takes it back to where it was before its budget was frozen in 2009, but Labour's big public media pledge lies in tatters. Thomas Coughlan reports.

Broadcasting and communications minister Clare Curran has again found herself in hot water after it emerged that she contacted RNZ Chair Richard Griffin last week about correcting an inaccurate claim Griffin made in select committee. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said it would have been preferable if someone else had contacted Griffin.