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It's easy to think we can't do anything to cause change. "I'm only one person" is a common refrain. And yet, in the space of a month, almost 20,000 people joined the Save Radio New Zealand Facebook group, in protest at the government's plans to freeze Radio NZ's budget. We can make a difference. Check out the amount of media coverage that's already been given to this outpouring of concern at National's plans. They're taking note. The Facebook group is just the start. Already there are a wide range of things you can do to help save Radio New Zealand, all of which we hope will persuade John Key and Jonathan Coleman that there are some things worth paying tax for. You can:

Attend an event

This page details upcoming events organised by Save Radio New Zealand, including public meetings, demonstrations and anything else we can think of. We'll keep an archive of past events, and let you know in advance what's coming up. Read more

Contact a Minister or your MP

This page lists contact details for the Ministers and Spokespeople for Broadcasting and Arts, Culture & Heritage, together with all the party leaders. There's also a link to the list of current MPs on the NZ Parliament website. Tell them what you think. They work for you! Read more

Join the Facebook group

20,000 members for any Facebook group is a large number for New Zealand. Let's see how much bigger we can make it. It may be a bit of a cliche, but starting a Facebook group to protest about something can be a really effective way of getting politicians to sit up and take notice. Read more

Send an e-card to the Minister of Broadcasting

The Green Party has set up an e-card that you can send to Jonathan Coleman. It's a quick and easy way of getting in touch with him. Read more

Sign the e-petition

The Labour Party has set up an e-petition which will be sent to Jonathan Coleman and the National government. It's another quick and easy way to stand up and be counted. Sign it now! Read more

Speak out!

For many of us, Radio NZ has been a part of our lives for a long time. You could say it's become part of the family. Here's your chance to tell us what you love about Radio New Zealand, and what it means to you. Read more


Save Radio New Zealand is a group of ordinary Kiwis who care enough about our public service broadcaster to want to protect it. We're all volunteering our time and energy, and new volunteers are always very welcome. Tell us about your talents and how you can help! Read more

Write a Letter to the Editor

Although we live in a digital age, an old-fashioned Letter to the Editor can still be a powerful tool - whether it's written on old-school paper or sent by email. Newspapers and magazines still pay attention to the contents of their postbag - and are more likely to cover an event or issue if a number of people take the time to write to them about it. Read more