Your country needs you | The Jackal

18 May 2012

Your country needs you

1.4 million Kiwis watch TVNZ 7 each month but the government has cut funding to the last public service TV channel in New Zealand. Save TVNZ 7 needs your help to change this.

If TVNZ7 gets pulled, New Zealand will have lost 1/3 of the free to air network.

You can help save our public broadcasting service...

Meeting details:

Wellington – Monday May 21st, Wesley Church Hall, 75 Taranaki St 7-9pm

Nelson - Friday May 25th – Trafalgar Pavilion Hall 6-8pm

Christchurch – Monday May 28th CPSA Building at the CPIT Campus, Madras Street.

Palmerston North – Wednesday 6th June- All Saints Church Hall, cnr The Square & Church St

Dunedin – Thursday 7th June – Barnett Theatre – Otago University,

Hamilton – June 13th (venue tbc)

Please sign the Save TVNZ 7 Online Petition.

Any TV channel takes time to get started and in four short years TVNZ 7 has built a passionate and enthusiastic audience without promotions or listings – just old fashioned word-of-mouth because the programmes are so brilliant. And like the success of public service radio, TVNZ 7 is proving Kiwis want quality TV that is about life in New Zealand and isn’t about amassing the largest audience possible to attract advertisers. Sadly all the TVNZ 7 programmes are going to disappear at the end of June when Government funding for the channel stops.”

             ~ Myles Thomas of the Save TVNZ 7 group.