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Ministerial Portfolio

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media

Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media
Current Minister:
Hon Kris Faafoi

Responsibilities include driving and delivering the government's broadcasting and digital media policies.  This includes the regualtion of the telecommunications sector, radio spectrum management, the diversity and accessibility of broadcast content, broadcasting standards, and the regulation of print media.  This portfolio is also responsible for the National Computer Emergency Response Team.


The Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment provide support for this portfolio.

Crown entities: 

Broadcasting Standards Authority
NZ on Air
Radio New Zealand
Television New Zealand


Broadcasting Act 1989
Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 (Part 4)
Postal Services Act 1998
Radio New Zealand Act 1995
Radiocommunications Act 1989
Telecommunications Act 2001
Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Act 2013
Television New Zealand Act 2003
Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007

Last updated: 
Friday, 27 October 2017

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