ActionStation, with the Coalition for Better Broadcasting, is gearing up to deliver our petition at Parliament on Tuesday 11th April, calling for the government to unfreeze the funding of Radio New Zealand.
To do that we’re freezing a block of ice which will feature the RNZ logo inside it.
Freezing the RNZ logo in a giant block of ice, hiring a PA system and photographer, printing off the petition and giant signs - all these things cost money. Will you help us?
RNZ is one of our last remaining public broadcasters and does an amazing job with dedication for high quality public interest journalism.
Yet, its funding has remained frozen since the National Party took power in 2008. This has forced RNZ to sell its Auckland building, a deal finalised just this week.
Will you please chip in to help us cover the costs of our petition delivery?
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