Introduced on June 23. The bill establishes a new public media entity, Aotearoa New Zealand Public Media, combining TVNZ and RNZ. First reading on July 26 with National and Act opposed and referred to the economic development, science and innovation committee. The bill was reported back on Jan 26. However, following the change in leadership, new PM Chris Hipkins said the govt would no longer be proceeding with the merger, so the bill was now redundant.