Following a roundtable meeting in July 2019, facilitated by NZ On Air and involving a broad cross-section of senior New Zealand editorial executives, NZ On Air asked business journalist Pattrick Smellie to produce a short options paper to clearly identify and discuss regulatory options for policymakers to consider.

The paper draws, in particular, on two recent studies from like-minded countries - Australia’s ACCC Report and the UK’s Cairncross Report – to consider whether there are options that might be feasible or adaptable to New Zealand’s lightly regulated media environment.