The Briefing to the Incoming Minister reports are produced following each General Election and serve as an introduction to the work of the Ministry.
In December 2016 as part of the new Cabinet announcement, the Broadcasting portfolio was disestablished and its responsibilities are now included within the Communications and the Arts, Culture and Heritage portfolios.
Here is the latest briefing presented to Ministers Simon Bridges and Maggie Barry about media policy responsiblities as well as earlier briefings from October 2014.
These documents have been proactively released. Redactions made to these documents have been made consistent with provisions of the Official Information Act 1982. For briefing reports from previous years please contact us.
2016 Briefing for Hon Simon Bridges and Hon Maggie Barry ONZM on assuming media policy responsbilities (pdf version)
MCH BIM December 2016 (D-0702893).PDF
2014 Briefing to the incoming Minister of Broadcasting (pdf version)
BIM 2014 Broadcasting Oct 2014 (D-0564811).PDF
2014 Briefing to the incoming Minister for Sport and Recreation (pdf version)
BIM Sport Oct 2014 (D-0564835).PDF
Strategic challenges for the Arts Heritage Media and Sport Sector Agencies (pdf version)
BIM CS Oct 2014 (D-0564833).PDF
2014 Briefing to the incoming Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage (pdf version)
BIM ACH November 2014 (D-0583779).PDF