In opposition Dunedin south member of Parliament Clare Curran was highly critical of the former government's cuts to the broadcasting budget.
Now she's the broadcasting minister she has been very vocal about her support for Radio New Zealand... but how are other areas of the industry are going to supported...
To discuss this broadcasting minister Clare Curran joins me now...
As part of our southern focus on the local body elections, tonight we meet the candidates standing for mayor of Central Otago.
'The South Today' was at a candidates forum in Alexandra, organised by the Otago Chamber of Commerce and Otago Daily Times.
Most residents should have received their local body elections voting packs in the mail by now.
Tonight we're joined by Dunedin City Council and Otago Regional Council electoral officer Pam Jordan, who's going to explain the ins and outs of voting.
As part of The South Today's local body elections coverage we're also profiling the candidates standing for mayor in Invercargill.
Tonight Hollie Buchanan brings you the first of our interviews with the three candidates.