Last week I was in New Zealand for a conference discussing the future of broadcasting and broadband. New Zealand has a unique central funding scheme for local programming which could provide a model for the public service publisher envisaged in the United Kingdom. It was announced that NZ On Air will in the future also fund new media production. In addition, an online portal will be created that will exhibit a comprehensive catalogue to showcase the screen heritage of the country. Meanwhile, New Zealand is planning a digital terrestrial television network similar to Freeview in the UK. There is indeed much to learn from our respective experiences. I am very grateful to the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the British Council for inviting me and to the many executives that I met during my visit.