Broadcasting Standards Authority - Te Mana Whanonga Kaipāho
Established under the Broadcasting Act 1989, the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) is a regulatory body that oversees complaints received on alleged breaches of broadcast standards. Another agency, the Advertising Standards Authority deals with complaints concerning advertising.
The Ministry manages the BSA's relationship with the Crown on behalf of the Minister of Broadcasting, monitoring the funding agreement between the Minister and the entity.
- Chair – Peter Radich
- Chief Executive – Susan Freeman-Greene
- Tel (04) 382 9508
- Postal Address - PO Box 9213, Wellington 6001
The board is appointed by the Minister of Broadcasting which consists of four members, one of whom must be appointed as a Chair. The Governor-General on the recommendation of the Minister of Broadcasting appoints four members of the Authority, Its Chairperson is required to be a Barrister or Solicitor of not less than seven year's practice of the High Court. One member is appointed after consultation with broadcasters and another appointment after consultation with public interest groups.
Board Membership (expiry dates in brackets):
- Peter Radich – Chair (November 2015)
- Te Raumawhitu (Te Rau) Kupenga (November 2013)
- Leigh Pearson (November 2015)
- Mary Shanahan (April 2015)