Final attempt to save TVNZ 7 today
Sat, 30 Jun 2012 10:03a.m.
By 3 News online staff
Protesters are set to march down Auckland's Queen Street today in a final bid to save New Zealand’s only public-service broadcasting channel.
The “Funeral March” will start at the bottom of Queen Street at 4:30pm and is to include TVNZ en route.
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has also encouraged people to attend the march, even suggesting on Twitter that he might be there.
Those attending are encouraged to bring flowers and candles to leave at TVNZ to symbolise the loss of public-service broadcasting.
On Thursday about 200 people held a similar funeral procession in Wellington.
The protesters walked from Civic Square to Parliament, following a hearse and carrying a 36,155-signature petition to save the channel.
The commercial-free channel, home to shows such as Back Benches and Media 7, is to be shut down this weekend.
A coffin will be carried down Queen Street this afternoon.
Organiser of the march, Myles Thomas, has told media that inside the coffin is the “voice of New Zealand”.
New Zealand on Air has announced that it will be funding Media 3 (formerly Media 7) which is to find on home with TV3.
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