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Christchurch – 25/02/10

Sit-in/tune-in protest in Christchurch

The crowd gathered outside Radio New Zealand House and was addressed by Labour Broadcasting spokesperson Brendon Burns. Christchurch protestorsFirst Day Of Save Radio NZ Protests Sends Clear Message To Minister Of Broadcasting
Around 300 fans of Radio New Zealand came to show their support for the state broadcaster at Parliament and a smaller group formed outside the Christchurch offices of Radio New Zealand. The protest action, entirely organised on the social media page Facebook through the group 'Save Radio New Zealand' was a massive success according to group founder, Jake Quinn.
Radio rallies in two cities
Meanwhile [Labour Broadcasting spokesperson Brendon Burns] was addressing a smaller gathering outside Radio New Zealand House in [his] Christchurch electorate, saying the Government should look across its broadcasting spend at what efficiencies that might be applied to support Radio New Zealand.
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