Election Programmes Code Review Consultation

Changes to Election Programmes Code of Broadcasting Practice

Election Programmes Code of Broadcasting Practice Review Consultation

17 April 2023

In advance of this year’s General Election, we will be publishing our 2023 Election Programmes Code. This is simply to enable update of any references to our old (general) Codebook (with the three separate Codes) to better reflect the new single Code which came into effect in July 2022. The Election Programmes Code is otherwise entirely unchanged from the version we published, following a full review, ahead of the 2020 election.

A copy of the proposed changes to the Election Programmes Code with these updates can be seen below. Any feedback regarding the changes can be provided by using the consultation form button above or by emailing the below PDF form to info@bsa.govt.nz by Monday 15 May 2023.

The documents relating to the consultation on the Election Programmes Code of Broadcasting Practice are here:

The 2023 Election Programmes Code will be published mid-year and will apply during the election period (from 10 September until midnight 13 October (the night before election day)).