Election Programmes Code Review Consultation

The Consultation Period is now closed. 

Thank you to those who have provided us with feedback.  We appreciate you taking the time to do so. We will review all feedback and update this page with the next steps in the new year.


Consultation opened: 24 October 2019
Consultation closed: 5pm 22 November 2019

The BSA is proposing changes to the Election Programmes Code of Broadcasting Practice (which covers programmes broadcast by or for political parties and candidates in the lead-up to a general election). We want to know your views on the changes proposed.

The key change is the addition of guidelines for each standard to help broadcasters, political parties/candidates and the public understand how the standards apply.  We have also made changes to reflect the Broadcasting (Election Programmes and Election Advertising) Amendment Act 2017.

Please read our consultation document below, and send us your views by completing the online form, or by emailing us (info@bsa.govt.nz) or send your views by post to us at Broadcasting Standards Authority, Election Programmes Code Consultation, PO Box 9213, Wellington 6141. 

Please ensure your feedback reaches us by 5pm on 22 November 2019

Election Programmes Code Consultation Documents