The Remaking of Television New Zealand 1984–1992

Barry Spicer, Michael Powell and David Emanuel

The Remaking of Television New Zealand outlines and analyses the radical changes made to television broadcasting in New Zealand during the period 1984-1992. It looks closely at how TVNZ, a division of the Broadcasting Corporation of New Zealand, was transformed into a successful commercial company under the State-Owned Enterprises Act 1986. Based on remarkable inside access, this book is an important and valuable study of the transformation of a staid public television broadcaster into a market-oriented business.


Barry Spicer and David Emmanuel are Professors in the Business School at the University of Auckland; Michael Powell is a Professor of Business at Griffith University in Australia.

March 1996, 215 x 140 mm, 224 pages, illustrations
Paperback, ISBN 9781869401511