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Media, culture and recreation

Some New Zealanders spend their free time on the rugby field, others at the museum. But even our downtime is not entirely free from politics, with government playing a role in supporting sports, arts and more. Meanwhile, concerns grow over the precarious state of NZ's media.

Media, culture and recreation

Some New Zealanders spend their free time on the rugby field, others at the museum. But even our downtime is not entirely free from politics, with government playing a role in supporting sports, arts and more. Meanwhile, concerns grow over the precarious state of NZ's media.

Key policiesArts, culture and heritageBroadcasting and mediaSports and recreation

  • Review regulations affecting the voluntary sector

  • Consider funding iwi and hapū to protect and display tāonga tūturu

    Increase funding for Māori language revitalisation strategies

    Continue to fund Matariki events and celebrations

    Continue to fund Te Matatini

    Continue to support Māori media

    Retain recent gun reforms

  • Create a minister for hunting and fishing

    Designate wapiti, sika and tahr as herds of special interest

    Allow the Game Animal Council to make more decisions about game animal management

    Recategorise game animals, trout and salmon

    Establish national management plans for game animals

    Guarantee managed access to public land for hunters and fishers

    Create partnership agreements to maintain huts on conservation land

    Oppose recreational licencing system for game animal hunting or sea fishing

    Establish seats for hunters and fishers on conservation bodies

    Review game animal management programmes

    Require online gambling services to register in NZ for tax purposes

    Upgrade Waiau-Toa/Molesworth trail into a Great Walk

    Install e-bike charging infrastructure on the NZ Cycle Trail

  • Ensure rescue services are adequately funded

    Increase funding for Surf Lifesaving New Zealand

    Bid for Christchurch to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games

    Defund sports organisations that do not have a category for people assigned female at birth

    Make English an official language

  • Pay at least the living wage to artists in publicly-funded projects

    Provide long-term funding to cultural and creative organisations

    Fund alcohol-free venues

    Increase resourcing for public media and community radio

    Fund tikanga Māori and te reo Māori education

    Increase paid artist residencies

    Ban bottom trawling in some marine areas and phase out set netting and dredging

  • Create a repair fund for the Christchurch Cathedral and Arts Centre

  • Increase funding to Māori cultural and artistic organisations

    Establish a Toi Māori entity to support Māori culture and art

    Establish a Māori sporting body

    Enable Māori disabled people to participate in sport

Key policiesArts, culture and heritageBroadcasting and mediaSports and recreation

  • Review regulations affecting the voluntary sector

  • Consider funding iwi and hapū to protect and display tāonga tūturu

    Increase funding for Māori language revitalisation strategies

    Continue to fund Matariki events and celebrations

    Continue to fund Te Matatini

    Continue to support Māori media

    Retain recent gun reforms

  • Create a minister for hunting and fishing

    Designate wapiti, sika and tahr as herds of special interest

    Allow the Game Animal Council to make more decisions about game animal management

    Recategorise game animals, trout and salmon

    Establish national management plans for game animals

    Guarantee managed access to public land for hunters and fishers

    Create partnership agreements to maintain huts on conservation land

    Oppose recreational licencing system for game animal hunting or sea fishing

    Establish seats for hunters and fishers on conservation bodies

    Review game animal management programmes

    Require online gambling services to register in NZ for tax purposes

    Upgrade Waiau-Toa/Molesworth trail into a Great Walk

    Install e-bike charging infrastructure on the NZ Cycle Trail

  • Ensure rescue services are adequately funded

    Increase funding for Surf Lifesaving New Zealand

    Bid for Christchurch to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games

    Defund sports organisations that do not have a category for people assigned female at birth

    Make English an official language

  • Pay at least the living wage to artists in publicly-funded projects

    Provide long-term funding to cultural and creative organisations

    Fund alcohol-free venues

    Increase resourcing for public media and community radio

    Fund tikanga Māori and te reo Māori education

    Increase paid artist residencies

    Ban bottom trawling in some marine areas and phase out set netting and dredging

  • Create a repair fund for the Christchurch Cathedral and Arts Centre

  • Increase funding to Māori cultural and artistic organisations

    Establish a Toi Māori entity to support Māori culture and art

    Establish a Māori sporting body

    Enable Māori disabled people to participate in sport

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