I worry that RNZ has moved from the digital gap to the digital trap spending so much on digital infrasture that they have to raid the broadcasting gems that make National Radio special. A new focus on digital services like “The Wireless ” are winning better numbers – which is good. But digital is getting priority for resources, which could be bad for broadcasting, The RNZ Features department is currently under the microscope and more job losses are planned for experienced broadcasters.
To me these feature programmes is what RNZ should be focused on and not RNZ versions of online news platforms in the private sector. This drift of resources has already begun and it can’t be allowed to become the norm.