If you would like to find out more about the Local Democracy Reporting (LDR) programme, please visit this section.
All of the content made possible by the LDR programme is freely available to all New Zealand media organisations that apply to access it and meet these criteria:
- You are a genuine media organisation providing a reputable public news service to an established audience within New Zealand.
- You accept the jurisdiction and adhere to the principles of the NZ Media Council and/or Broadcasting Standards Authority.
- You have a robust system for handling complaints.
You must also agree to the terms and conditions for the use of the content, including attribution requirements, which will be provided to you upon receipt of your application.
You will then be given access to the LDR content system, which includes all of the local democracy reporters’ stories, photos and video/audio. You will be able to publish or broadcast the stories on your own platforms.
Applications will be assessed by RNZ and approval will be at RNZ’s discretion.